This is a sermon Hannah preached at the UCC church in Decorah on February 23, 2020. Disclaimer: there’s vulnerability about economics in here, and that’s not always the best look for a business owner. So be it known that Humble Hands Harvest is thriving by the metrics we choose to focus on! But when we … More A Sermon: on Empire and the Birds of the Air
I initiated the Queer Farmer Convergence because I was in need of community that was both queer and agricultural. I didn’t expect it to be as become a deal as it feels now, but as it turns out, more people than just me need this community! Before I tell you all what we did at … More The best weekend of my year
Here’s what Hannah said at Decorah Pride 2019! We’re all here today because we’re ready to celebrate what queer people bring—diversity in gender and sexual expression, creativity, color, the delight and joy of being our true selves. And I’m here today representing Humble Hands Harvest, the queerest farm around! And I want you to understand … More Queering Everything
by Hannah The Queer Farmer Convergence wasn’t actually my idea—one day last January I was crying into my phone to a friend, feeling lonely, needing to be seen. Her response was to create an instagram account for me (@queerdirt) and to make real the idea that queer farmers don’t need to be alone in that … More Queer Farmer Convergence: a host’s recap and learnings
I founded Humble Hands Harvest as a vegetable farm in 2013. Last year, after 4 years of renting, I bought a 8-acres of bare land and added Emily Fagan as a business partner. We asked for and received a lot of support from this community and from our families to install a well and other … More Winneshiek Idea House Trout Tank “pitch”
What do farmers do in the winter? Well, we cook a lot of squash and potatoes. We experiment with fermentation–sourdough with home-grown hand-harvested wheat, as well as a sauerkraut party last week with the last of the cabbages! We sat down to make our budget for the year. We’ve made our seed orders, and are … More January farmer life
From Hannah: Do you all remember when we launched a farmraiser, complete with a party and a crowdfunding campaign? It’s been a deliciously full six months. So much has changed in that time: the carrots were planted, they germinated, we weeded them a time or two, and now we just started to harvest them. Before … More The Carrots are Here! A Farmraiser come to Fruition.
As I sit writing this I see two deer in the pasture next to the vegetable field, and I’m so grateful for the deer fence that went up this spring! I also see four deer just up the hill from where my sheep are today–yowza! They’re everywhere! Hearing coyotes yapping too, and frogs and crickets, … More CSA 6/28