While the ‘Old Macdonalds farm’ approach to the pre industrial revolution era traditional mixed farming model may appear chaotic- it is actually very close to the central aspect of biodynamics, which sees the farm as a whole organism, a closed self-nourishing system.
I have chosen a truly self sustaining mixed farming model- just as it used to happen in much of human history.
I am aiming for self-sufficiency through natural, ethical production and do not use chemicals in pasture management or animal husbandry.
Sometimes I have extra animals for sale and one day will sell produce like cheeses, dairy and meat too. The farm shop will be part of a rebuild out on the road, this block known as ‘The Briars’ was a gazetted school house from 1840-1964.
Lots of work ahead. Gotta convince council yet, and calm the neighbors down……..