This is to let you know that I am selling my small herb farm in Whatcom County, and to give some details here. I invite you to contact me for more information and to come by to take a look and talk. I very much prefer to sell this land to folks who understand a stewardship lifestyle and want to use the land productively.
I have worked to improve the field/pasture since 1999, and the land should qualify to be certified organic right away.
Briefly, this is 10 acres on Bay Road near Birch Bay, including:
~ 5-acre woodlot (and I plant new trees every year)
~ freshly renovated pasture/growing field (about 4 acres) with cross fencing
~ water connections in the field
~ productive fruit orchard
~ permaculture plantings
~ gambrel-style, unique house designed originally as a 36 X 24 barn (and could be returned to that duty), with inside workshop, and passive solar and other attributes that help if electric power goes off
~ greenhouse attached to the house's south side (helps with temperature modulation in all seasons)
~ herb-drying and processing barn/shop (24 X 16) made from posts and lumber milled on site from mature Sitka Spruce and Hemlock winter windthrows
~ brand-new potable water cistern (1500 gallons, above-ground) next to the house that I will leave in place if new buyers wish
~ 2 large gardens, with plenty of other areas available to develop for gardens
~ chicken coop(s)
~ tractor shelter
~ wood shed & covered wood yard
~ tool shed, etc.
~ seasonal drainage swale ending in a small pond
~ excellent potable water supplied by Old Settlers Water Association
I am happy to discuss the various aspects and plantings.
Please forward this message to anyone you believe may be interested in this farm. Please feel free to contact me for more information and for an appointment to take a little tour. I am sad to part with this little farm that I and my deceased husband created from scratch, but life evolves and we carry on with grace. I would dearly love to see this land transfer to other pairs of strong, understanding hands.
Best wishes on your own growing season and your own endeavors.
Sagewynd Herb Farm