“Invest in the millennium. Plant sequoias. Say that your main crop is the forest that you did not plant, that you will not live to harvest. Say that the leaves are harvested when they have rotted into the mold. Call that profit. Prophesy such returns. Put your faith in the two inches of humus that will build under the trees every thousand years.”
-Wendell Berry, Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front
Welcome to Bellfern Homestead! We’re located between Bellingham and Ferndale, Washington, where we have the privilege and challenge of managing 7 acres of pasture, several barns, and a host of various animals.
Bellfern is first and foremost a homestead, which means that we try to raise as much of our own food as our property can support, and when we can raise a little extra, we may offer it for sale locally. We raise breeds of animals that thrive on pasture and in our climate. We’re currently producing pastured, soy-free, organically fed chicken, eggs, and pastured heritage-breed pork. We’re really nuts about our pork, and I encourage you to browse our site about the unique and delightful American Guinea Hog breed.
If you’re interested in the trials, successes, mishaps, and comedic errors of two part-time farmers, please follow our blog. You’ll laugh out loud at least once.