Thursday, May 13, 2010

livin' the farm life.

Welcome to my life - in past and present tense on the futurenet. In order to document my experience living and working on a small farm near Madison, I've decided to do what all future guys and gals would do: make a blog about it. Now, I'm not too fancy when it comes to these devices, but I'm going to give it a whirl. I'll add it to the list of things I've never before done, but will do here in the next few months.

I'm a 25-year-old who, like many in my age demographic, went and spent a bunch of money I didn't have for a diploma I am not currently using. But that's okay! 'Cause now I get to go out into the world and seek out my informal education. One of the many skills I hope to acquire during this quest is growing my own food. In search of finding someone to make me a farmer, I happily found a way back to my dearly loved homeland - Wisconsin. Since graduating two years ago, the winds took me through Nashville and then Cincinnati, and now I happily find myself here at
Equinox Community Farm - a small, sustainable CSA and market farm just outside of Madison, Wisconsin. The farm is in it's second year of production as a CSA - that's Community Supported Agriculture, and took on an intern (me) to help with their expansion from about 18 to 30 shares.

Now let's do a little farm tour:

the house from the southwest.

chickens! about 50 chicks. come July, they will be laying eggs.

my little red truck in it's new home.

small garden to the west of the house. home to green and purple asparagus, rhubarb, everbearing raspberries, lettuce greens, spinach, and cilantro.

sweet smelling lilacs outside my window.

@ Northside Farmer's Market with John - the farmer. FJ.

from the north side of the house. yea, there's a hot tub.

So, this is my new home back in the homeland of all places! Stay tuned for more adventures as the growing season carries on. Or just come visit me! Guests are always welcome AND there are bunk beds! Who's takin' top bunk?


  1. Friends, family, lovers: please leave me feedback! What do you want to know? Also, any constructive technical feedback is welcome...

  2. you're adorable carrie. and i will take top bunk! :) im not a fan of blogs, but you, my friend, are an exception. cincinnati misses you!

  3. Hi Carrie, I love seeing all of this and hope you'll write a lot, take many pictures, and share the food you're making. Guess it's first come first served on the top bunk=:)

  4. Hey Janis! Today's food activity was spinach & leek quiche with fresh eggs and Wisconsin cheese. I will have to share photos this week..And let me know if you want to book a weekend. :)

  5. Ms carrie I am so excited for you! Be sure to take lots of pictures of the good stuff you harvest, and I will do my best to visit once I touch down in Milwaukee :)