Changes 2017

This is the first in a series of posts on changes we are making to the farm this year.  Please stay tuned for more over the next two weeks.  We would love to hear from our customers as we describe our plans for 2017.  Please comment or email or call us.  Or stop by for a cup of coffee (or something stronger). The good news is that Wrong Direction Farm earned 70% more in 2016 than 2015.  The bad news is that expenditures still outstrip earnings.  I work a second full time job… Read More

Ice Storm

With the ice accumulations overnight I was wondering if the polywire fences would still be standing when I went out to move the cattle this morning.  I was glad to see that all the fences fared well.

Half Hogs

We have one available half hog in the February batch, then a few more in March.  If you are interested, please let us know.  See our Bulk Pricing page for more information on the costs. Also note that we now can get our hams smoked without sodium nitrite.  This has been an option for bacon for a while, but we’re glad to offer it for ham as well.

Another Farm Movie

A couple months ago I mentioned having seen Peter and the Farm.  This isn’t a movie blog, but I’m compelled to put in a recommendation for  The Auction.  It was produced in Quebec and subtitled in English.  I would have preferred the more literal translation of its French name:  The Dismantling (Le Démantèlement). The story follows Gaby the farmer as he decides to sell his farm to help his daughter.  The farm itself forms the central, hulking silent character, a beautiful black hole sucking in all the love a family can give and… Read More

Taking the Long View

“Put your faith in the two inches of humus that will build under the trees every thousand years.” Wendell Berry, Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front So I’ll start by honestly saying I can’t manage to take meaningful motivation for the thousand year view.  There are too many intervening potentialities.  But I want to manage my soil to be healthier six years from now than it was six years ago when I first came here.  And I think we are seeing some changes.  Here’s a little case study. Last spring we were wrapping… Read More