A Story of “Unfarming” in Western Wisconsin

This blog tells the story of the old farm we bought in 2000, and the adventures we’ve had living here.  We call it “the farm”, but actually we’ve spent our time here “unfarming” it – trying to bring back the prairies and savannas that were here before it was farmed.  To get a tour of the farm, and some of the projects we’re working on, click on the photo:

Farm Tour

To read about the most recent happenings, click on the ‘Journal’ category along the side of this page, or click HERE.   For specific topics, look at the index down the side of the page.

I’ve been compiling an inventory of all the plants and animals we’ve seen here at the farm.  It’s continually changing as we live here longer, see more creatures, and learn more about them.  Look for the current inventory at the side of this page, or click HERE.

I hope you enjoy the tour and the stories.

Marcie O’Connor
Buffalo County, Wisconsin

Current Favorite Photo

11/15/2015  Hidden Oaks Point – a prairie/savanna point that’s been this fall’s clearing project.  Click here to see a ‘before’ photo from a few weeks ago.   The project isn’t finished yet – there are still dead birches and elms that will fall, and many small trees to cut – but winter is arriving, so the rest may have to wait until next year.

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(click here to see past Favorite Photos from 2011 to 2014
click here
to see a collection of past Favorite Photos from 2006 to 2010)