Red Bucket Farm is an urban farm on a quarter acre property in an average residential neighborhood. We are located in Wisconsin, USDA Zone 5. We focus on chickens, bees, orchard fruit, and raised garden beds for fruits and veggies. We hope to reduce our footprint on the planet by growing some of our food, reducing our use of fossil fuels, and gardening with sustainable practices. Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Welcome to Red Bucket Farm

It all started six years ago, when my husband and I moved our family from our tiny old house to a newer home. For many years, we loved our 1938 house and its little lot, but we were bursting at the seams. Our "new" 1970s ranch house provided breathing room and a much larger yard. At first it seemed huge, but soon I began enjoying the space for a few currant bushes and fruit trees.

Two years ago we attended the local community supported agriculture fair, where we learned that it would cost us several hundred dollars to purchase a share of vegetables from a local farmer. We decided we would use the money to start our own gardens, and that's where it all began.

Since then we've terraced the hillside, added raised garden beds, built a chicken coop, and erected a greenhouse kit. And there's more to come....

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