Saturday, September 13, 2014

Farm For Sale

Have you long dreamed of living the good life on a farm, but never knew how to keep your job in town? How about a beautiful farm 15 minutes from downtown Nashville? This is your chance!

12 acres; 6.5 acres pasture or arable, 3.5 acres woods with pond; the house is on 2 acres, one of which is the corner of Clarksville Pike and Harper Road. Fenced garden area with orchard; the entire property has been organized around permaculture, traditional and fruit nut and ornamental trees and two established beehives. We’ve rotationally-grazed sheep, cattle, chickens, turkeys and hogs on this farm for the last six years with amazing results! This is an ideally-sized small farm for a hobby homestead, horse ranch, organic vegetable operation and much more! There is a well on the property.

Orchard includes: apple (6 varieties), pear, peach, apricot, cherry, plum, elderberry, pecan, walnut, almond, persimmon, jujube, Melon tree, Pawpaw (4 varieties) and more! Berry patch includes: blueberry, Gogi Berry, Currant, Fig (3 varieties), Medlar and more!

Approximately 1,600 sq. ft., 3-4 bedroom, 1 bath house built in 1930s. Open floor plan with distinctive character. Hardwood floors throughout, except kitchen with cork floors. Custom wood-burning stove in living room, which heats the entire house well. New energy-efficient A/C unit installed this year. Large, open room upstairs, with built-in bookcases in the stairwell and exposed brick from the chimney. Covered deck connected with upstairs. An attached 2,000 sq. ft. garage/shop with electricity and water, as well as a large, lockable toolshed is adjacent; outdoor tractor shed, an old barn and several other small outbuildings.

Privacy is guaranteed with the 10 ft. privacy fence in the front and back yards. Dogs and kids alike are safe to roam freely, with large chain-link gates protecting the entire front perimeter. On two sides of the house 6 varieties of bamboo are well-established, and are already providing an entirely different kind of privacy and sense of seclusion.

Over the last six years, we’ve modified this home in too many ways to list, having cared for it as we were going to live here forever. (But, of course, things change, etc.) Because of this, our long-term investments are your gain! While we’d like to sell this place to a small farmer/ family, it would also make a very good investment for later development. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Food For Change

Here's the trailer to a relatively new film about American food cooperatives in the twentieth century.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Time and Images 5

Here are some photos of the last few months on the farm, including our annual summer get together. As you can tell, Ecotone is currently in its equine phase. These horses, mules and donkeys belong to a local polymath minister Franklin Mitchell, who we're glad to have around these days. Jessica gets all the credit for most of these pictures. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Ok. So you might have heard about Kickstarter. Here's a similar platform for sustainable agriculture: Barnraiser! This is a cool project they're supporting at the moment. Have a look yourself.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Agrarian Panopticon, Introverted

Another Ag-Gag Case in Idaho.

Livestock Futures 2

Again, regarding chicken, this time their biopolitical constitution, courtesy of Slate.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Livestock Futures

Or, the future of livestock: an interesting piece from the LA Times. A photo of the "naked-neck":
Are you selecting your animals for climate change? Maybe you should. We've been doing it since the last major change, no reason to stop now, eh?

Friday, May 2, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

World Food Clock

This is pretty interesting: a World Food Clock.