Monday, March 28, 2011

Just Getting Started

We are Ben and Hannah Wolbach, the farmers of Skinny Dip Farm. Skinny Dip Farm is just getting started this spring (2011). Our seeds are ordered, and arriving in the mail every day. Some early seeds have been sown into flats in our borrowed greenhouse space (thank you North Star Farm). We are waiting on delivery of our new (to us) tractor, and are in the process of ordering tillage equipment. We are piecing the farm together bit by bit-- an exciting and daunting task. As soon as weather and equipment allow, we'll be turning over soil, adding amendments, and starting to plant. We can't wait! Until then it feels more like an idea than a farm. And frankly, we prefer the physical work to the endless hours of planning. Our farm fields are located at 1603 Main Rd in Westport, MA, a property that was historically called Hicks Farm. We live nearby, just across the state line in Adamsville, RI. We're settling in, after moving here from Cohasset, MA (where we managed Holly Hill Farm for the past 5 years). We're still learning the lay of the land, but are thrilled to be surrounded by other farms, and to be in such a beautiful place.
Here's a shot of the land we will be farming from the road. Not much life yet, but can't you picture it full of flowers and vegetables?