Farm Notes

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 […]

Farewell Ladies

Today, we completed the dispersal of all our animals, our herd of Oberhasli dairy goats and a handful of sheep.  It was bittersweet.  These girls became part of our family in the Spring of 2011, shortly after we purchased this farm.  Every day for almost […]

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 […]