Ruminations on Spring Planting

Ruminations on Spring Planting

Ruminations on Spring Planting This weekend, after months of meeting and planning, we finally started planting our spring garden at Brightheart Farm. Though the experience was meditative, from time to time I found myself contemplating the distinct possibility of...
March 2018 Spring Cleaning at Brightheart

March 2018 Spring Cleaning at Brightheart

March 2018 Spring Cleaning The last couple weekends we’ve been out in the garage and the barn, busy prepping for our spring season. Our two main structural upgrades we’re working on right now are a Packhouse, where we’ll wash and pack our produce...
Why I’m Going to Be a Beekeeper

Why I’m Going to Be a Beekeeper

Why I’m Going to Be a Beekeeper “I have to know,” my school advisor leans in. I’ve been telling her about the absolute joy I’ve been getting from working with goats, the beekeeping class I recently completed, and our plans to branch out...
February Farm Fundraiser Update

February Farm Fundraiser Update

February Farm Fundraiser Update THANK YOU again to all of our supporters! Together we have raised over $500. If you haven’t donated yet (or know someone who can), check out the fundraiser link here. Every share and every dollar...
A Philosophy of Health Through Farming

A Philosophy of Health Through Farming

A Philosophy of Health Through Farming In this post, Greg writes on the intersection of nutrition, environmental, and social impact from his perspective as a farmer. Our farm is just getting started, but over time my urge is to move towards a more collective lifestyle...
Learning to Milk a Goat

Learning to Milk a Goat

My time at Brightheart began in the early summer of 2017. I’d visited the farm a few times before then, but starting in May I took on a more active role in helping with the day-to-day animal chores. At first, I was just an observer. I vaguely remember my parents...