The Farm

Where the name came from and what we stand for at Chickadee Farm!

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The farm name came one day while I sat and observed my farm. Birds are constant companions during days in the field. They find delicious insects to eat in freshly turned soil, we observe them building their nests in the spring, and watch them eat birdseed in the winter. A favorite past time of our daughter Jude is watching the birds and trying to identify them in her favorite bird book.

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One still, quiet afternoon in late winter I sat and watched the birds who came around after the day’s work is done. A small flock of chickadees were hopping and flitting around, just a few feet in front of me. The simple beauty of these birds struck me. I was reminded of the wonder in every day moments and movements - when you take the time to be still and watch.

The little energetic chickadees made me think of what farming had taught me about the world. Farming allows me to observe so many interesting things in nature. These birds were so small yet very resilient, energetic and they travel with a community of other birds.

These are the traits we hope to exhibit in our farm: small yet resilient, energetic and participating in our community.

We are a small farm with big heart!