We practice environmental stewardship by living easy on the land. We do not over produce. This means that we do not raise tens of thousands of meat chickens, have huge chicken houses for layers, and massive barns for hundreds of pigs, goats, or cattle. We raise what our farm can easily sustain. Our animals live outdoors so there can only be a few of them. We operate our farm so that our stream and water systems are protected from our animals which in turn provide pest and weed control. We feed the land with our own vegetative and animal waste compost and use certified organic compost and fertilizer to augment this. Our farm is not manicured which allows for a rich and diverse population of pollinators. Most of our production work is done by hand. We have a forest that is being allowed to naturally grow and develop both in the understory and upperstory areas. Being certified organic is a public commitment to how we do our farming backed by annual third-party inspections. You don't need to take our word for this. Our family has been practicing sustainable farming here for over 125 years.
The Poulsbo South Weather station is at the Kitsap Conservation District, which is a couple miles south of us. We have this here for our convenience, but everyone can use it to see what the weather is like on our farm.
The Kitsap Conservation District (KCD) office is home to the Kitsap agricultural weather station. It is one of the few ag weather stations in Western Washington. It is in real time and lets you know the soil temperature at 8 inches, the light units, and leaf wetness, and more. The weather information gathered at the KCD is fed into AgWeatherNet. It is sponsored in part by WSU. The KCD is at 10332 Central Valley Road, Poulsbo, WA 98370