“Your combination of good grazing practices and the the use of your Biodynamic Preparations
are really significantly improving the quality and vitality of your pastures and hay
fields into the top ten fields that I have seen in New Hampshire.”
— Sarah Flack, Grazing Consultant and author of
The Art and Science of Grazing
We have used biodynamic methods for two over decades. In the beginning biodynamic agriculture’s focus on healing the earth appealed to us. So using biodynamic practices we started developing the soil and treating our fields and, by extension, our animals without harmful chemicals. Its homeopathic approach, using plants, herbs, minerals, and animals, plus acknowledging that working with the sun, moon, stars, and planets with conscious human interaction in a very systematic way, all appealed to us. We started seeing results and others began remarking about our vibrant animals and vital fields.
We cannot fully explain all of the whys and hows, but the results are undeniable. Rudolph Steiner, the founder of biodynamic agriculture, has given us the guidance and tools to co-create with the natural and cosmic forces with remarkable results. Biodynamics requires that you have a long-term view of farming and are committed to stewarding the Earth. The efforts are life-giving and bring joy and satisfaction.
There are lots of good biodynamic agriculture books to gain greater understanding; Rudolf Steiner’s Agriculture Lectures is the foundation of all. Gardening with Moon & Stars by Elen Sentier is a good primer. We also recommend Maria Thun’s Gardening for Life and her Biodynamic Almanac (calendar) and the Stella Natura Biodynamic Calendar edited by Sherry Wildfeuer, which we offer for sale. A biodynamic calendar is an indispensable tool during the growing season.