There has been so much interest in our biodynamic wines lately and it’s really making us happy. My children went to the Waldorf School, which was founded by Rudolf Steiner, who is also the founder of biodynamics, so biodynamic farming was practiced and ingrained in us. The Waldorf School garden celebrated planting a cow horn full of manure, spread fertilizer, chanted, and planted and harvested by the moon. I thought that this was a fun way to farm for children, incorporating some mysticism and song as well as care for the earth and the soil.
If you ever order the cheese tray at Woods Hill Table, you will notice that it is all raw milk, and it is all from New England. We are so proud to support our local raw milk farmers and I’m going to highlight them in this series along with our vegetable farmers.
In 2019, we are spending most of our time indoors, under artificial light, many of us eating processed foods. The amount of radiation, chemicals, pollutants are growing as technology increases and our lifestyles, jobs, habits are keeping us indoors. Anxiety, depression, sleep problems and gut problems are also at an all time high.
Imagine if we could go back to listening to our circadian rhythms, foraging for our food, eating and sleeping according to the solar day, and tuning into our own ancient wisdom and creativity.