Guest contributor: Kirsten Voris on Trauma Sensitive Yoga

We’re really busy these days with farm work, visiting groups, plus a new project at the local parish. At the same time our Helping the Helpers planning continues, and we still need your support. If you have not done so already, consider donating today to cover a portion of the transportation, lodging, food and training material… Read More Guest contributor: Kirsten Voris on Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Fertile Ground

  We joyfully began spring planting, dusting off irrigation line (Thanks Nora!), hand tools and lengths of electric fencing we use to rotate animal grazing with great expectations. Everything feels lush and the mild winter has gently given way to flush of green spring. In the midst of this excitement we hosted a training for Operation Dove volunteers… Read More Fertile Ground

Spring Preening

It’s starting to feel like spring around here. Though we’ve been enjoying an unseasonably warm winter, the spring rains started with Lent and the daffodils are beginning to bloom at the farm. We took the onset of these signs of spring as an opportunity to update some of our page information and gussy things up a… Read More Spring Preening

A Community Castle?

“How do you translate ‘borgo’ into English?”  It was a good question, especially because it’s part of the name of our new home, Borgo Basino. Fede was translating the farm’s website and I really didn’t have an answer ready for her.  We looked through some possible synonyms of the direct translation, “burg”, which definitely implies a neighborhood… Read More A Community Castle?

10 Things We’ve Learned Since Leaving Olympia

We just made it to the Fattorie Faggioli yesterday after 10+ days on the road.  We packed up and moved out of cohousing on October 31st, followed by a week of consolidating all our lives into luggage and an “interlude” visiting the East Coast before landing at the farm. Here’s a summary of key lessons… Read More 10 Things We’ve Learned Since Leaving Olympia

Results are in, and our wheels are spinning

It’s been a little over a month and over 50 of you took our survey! Thank you for your thoughtful responses! We figure we owe you an explanation of what we’ve learned from your feedback. The next stage of our adventure draws ever nearer. Many who’ve followed us here have watched our plans on the… Read More Results are in, and our wheels are spinning