Winter milkweed

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Milkweed is food for the monarch butterfly. As we have reduced the amount of mechanical mowing we do on the farm by using the goats, and also changed how we mow the hay pasture, flowers and plants have been regrowing – and popping up in new places!

This is on the north side of the barn hill – the goats mowed this area last spring.

We’re so pleased to see the wild plants come back – with more milkweed, perhaps we will see more monarchs this year.

What’s in a name? A redux

We received notice from the State of Ohio today that our new registered trade name for the farm has been approved. Henceforth, we will be called Innisfree on the Stillwater, a name that reaches back to the farm’s recent and older history … Continue reading

We received notice from the State of Ohio today that our new registered trade name for the farm has been approved. Henceforth, we will be called Innisfree on the Stillwater, a name that reaches back to the farm’s recent and older history while reflecting the new transitions we anticipate as Keba and I take over operations.

This is more than just a name change for us. In being forced to take on a new name, we’re also being forced to recognize what we’ve been doing since we first moved back to the farm three and a half years ago: we’re taking this place over and making it our own. That means something, and we need to show it.

In keeping with that thought, our full name going forward will be:

Innisfree on the Stillwater
A family-run sustainable farm and nature preserve
“Growing in life by growing our food”

Updated websites, Facebook pages, and email addresses will follow.

DLH