on july 4, 2011 we decided to pull the trigger and finally start bossy acres!
we posted an ad outlining our interests and specifications in renting land – hittin’ up various listservs and even craigslist. within a few hours, we had a pretty good week of appointments lined up with various landowners and farmers.
after makin’ our rounds – checking out a handful of places – we found the place for us!
nestled among the wonderful biodiversity that native grasses, towering trees, wetlands, pasture, and lakes offer….there it was…..a humble, 2-acre plot. one, that for the last 20 years, has been in pasture mix and only hayed by the neighboring farmer.
so there it sat…full of potential….free of harsh chemicals….ready for the bossy!
another bonus…..it’s just an easy 35 mile drive from our place here in south minneapolis. not only is that convenient for my daily commute, it’s a manageable distance for serving our various markets in the cities, as well.
we were fortunate to find a landlord that farms with the same respect for the land as us…..one that grows organically and understands the importance of biodiversity and working with the environment around us.
we were excited to say the least ….. bossy acres was becoming a reality…..finally!
time to get to work!
*bossy acres is currently farming on rented land in dayton, minnesota