New Beginnings

May has wound to a rainy, windy close, and it’s clear, even with some chilly evening temperatures, that spring is in gear as we head towards summer. Everything’s coming up green and bright, and people going about their morning and evening rituals are serenaded by the hum of insects and the sound of new life all around.

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This month has been full of new additions to the farm, with a scampering, bleating multitude of lambs joining their mothers in the pastures, as well as quite a few new (and very adorable) piglets. Baby birds add their songs to the mornings when we get up to start the day, and if spring is supposed to be about new life and renewal, then Fox Hollow has fallen neatly in line.

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This spring is heralding an exciting summer, that’s for sure, and there will be plenty to show and tell about as things really start heating up. This is the perfect time to follow us on Facebook and our new Instagram (insert link), if you haven’t already. We’re excited about everything we have planned, and we hope you will be too.

Prairie nursery

We have just added a new permaculture endeavor, a prairie nursery! We just planted 2 varieties of Eastern Gamma Grass, a native tall-grass prairie plant with high drought resistance and livestock feed value. Tall-prairie plants are often highly productive, resilient perennials which makes them well-suited for permaculture applications.

The idea is to take root cuttings and plant them out in the drier portions of the fields. This will not only restore some native diversity, but will also give the cows and sheep something more to eat during droughts.