Author: <span class="vcard">Brian and Nissa</span>

Grand Designs

Grand Designs

Ever since we bought the farm in 2011 – even before the purchase was final – we have striven toward a permaculture model.  There was (and still is) a lot to learn and to try.  But this winter, I (Nissa) completed a permaculture design certification […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

New Years are always thought of as a time for new beginnings and resolutions.  Our farm is no different.  In farm life, winters are a little slower.  Short days and long nights mean the goats are not being milked.  Gardens are covered with snow so […]

Lavender Farm: Living the Dream

Lavender Farm: Living the Dream

Twenty years ago, we took a weekend trip from our home in Woodditton, England to Norfolk Lavender Farm in Heacham. We were smitten with the historic house converted to a gift shop and café, the demonstration garden, the distillery… and the fields of lavender just […]

One step closer

A couple weeks ago, we completed the renovation on our milk parlor.  The conversion from dairy cows to dairy goats had been started by the previous owner.  We finished adding 12 goat stanchions in half of what used to be 6 cow stations.  This greatly […]

Post ID: 553

Dear Friends of Renaissance Farms, We are pleased to announce the re-opening of our online farm shop! And we are proud to present our Barnby Box subscription: a full year of fresh produce, paid weekly. Also for our Barnby Box subscribers, we offer several add […]

Help from a friend and neighbor

A neighbor and friend helped us over the weekend clear some of the invasive multiflora rose bushes that have been taking over our pastures.  Many thanks, Steve!