Earthsong Orchard Farm
Babydoll Southdown Sheep and Apples in Season
Last winter in Wisconsin was an extrodinarily robust, record breaking season. Many of our apple trees suffered considerable damage, with a dozen or so killed outright and many more struggling to survive. However, most of the hardier cultivars have done fairly well and so we will havesome apples to sell though The Hungry Turtle Farmers Cooperative.
We also haveBabydoll wool rovingfor sale in a variety of natural colors.
Welcome to Earthsong Orchard Farm Website. Our small organic farm is located in west-central Wisconsin not far from the Apple River, where we tend a small apple orchard and a large family garden, and also raise Old English Babydoll Southdown sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, and guinea fowl. During the growing season our animals are pasture raised in our orchard and small paddocks and fed certified organic feed, primarily from the Buckwheat Growers Association of Minnesota,and locally grown hay. In our gardens and orchard we follow sustainable organic practices.
For my wife, Mary Kay, and me, the farm is part of our working retirement. It is also our third venture into small scale homestead agriculture, the first starting over 40 years ago, .
Earthsong Fibers,our online fiberarts business, is an integral part of our homestead livelihood. It grew out of Mary Kay's long-time interest in the fiber arts and our previous experience as shepherds. We now offer wool roving from our Babydoll Southdowns Sheep on our companion site, www.earthsongfibers.com.