What's been happening at the Farm in the past month
Harvesting in a hurry before the cold snap!
Making cheese, salsa, yogurt, and bread, drying herbs, smoking squash
Drooling over the delicious smells coming from the kitchen
Moved boy goats to new spot
Cleaning! Organizing! I can see the inside of the barn again!
Quality control for @biscottihound (compliments of Eva)
Making full use of Farm fashion for Halloween
5 Fridges Farm strives to research and practice realistic local solutions to the issues in our current food system: access, waste, taste, environment, soil/range management, water use, and land conservation. We believe these sustainable options are best disseminated via community engagement, education, hard work, and plain old fun.
5 Fridges Farm is more than just a cool place to visit goats, it’s also a research farm around sustainable practices in urban farming.
Traditional farming spends a lot of time, money, and energy wrestling nature (climate, soil quality, pests, etc) and figuring out how to make money. Natural systems, however, balance themselves with much greater efficiency. So with each year of listening more, and fighting less, with the plants and animals of the Farm, our efforts get more efficient and more sustainable.
It also turns out that when the human farmers don’t have the time, money, or energy for farm projects, they get creative, efficient, and sustainable. Here at 5 Fridges Farm, this has turned into a sort of 3BL (triple bottom line) evaluation for projects - the Farm projects must:
Provide and maintain healthy habitats and diets for animals and insects (social)
Promote and sustain the land they live on (environmental)