Permaculture inspired workshops

Principles into action

    "A permaculture shangri-la," says The New York Times.

    About

    Care of Earth. Care of People. Share the Fun.

    Crazy Rooster Farm and Amish Telephone Booth is a learning farm on 60 acres of what used to be an Amish farm located in Western Wisconsin about 35 minutes south of Eau Claire, near Mondovi. It’s a scenic, two-hour drive from Minneapolis, a relaxing 3 hour drive from Madison and an energizing bike ride to both the bars in Gilmanton, WI

    We grow medicinal herbs, graze livestock, and teach Permaculture inspired creativity workshops.

    We also occasionally offer a Permaculture Design Certification Course (PDC) – it was even featured in an article in the New York TImes. We also host family farm adventure weekends we call a Rural Rumpus. Contact Jeff for more information.

    From the Blog

      Lazy summer of 2015

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      We’ve been moving at a pretty slow pace this summer. The cordwood buildings still need some work. The fields need mowing. The fences need fixing.  Barn needs cleaning. Never need to worry about running out of things to do on a farm. Come on over if you’re bored.

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      Order Grass-fed Beef now. Ready in Dec.

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      The beeves are looking really nice this year. Lots of rain, fresh air and sunshine made for lots of great grass. Here’s the scoop: We’ll be selling the beef this year for $5.25 lb hanging weight. Including processing. I know, it gets a little complicated.  Quarter weights from different steers vary but chances …

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      A long hard winter

      A long hard winter

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      After a long hard, cold-as-hell winter we’re getting really excited about Spring. Sign up now for the 2014 cordwood course with Rob and Jaki Roy.

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      Cordwood course is complete. Building is not.

      Cordwood course is complete. Building is not.

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      What a great week with Rob and Jaki Roy from Earthwood building school. They both put in 110% teaching a fine group of folks the art of cordwood masonry and the craft of timber framing, “for the rest of us”. It’s shaping up to be a fine little writer’s cabin. …

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      Running into friends at Energy Fair

      Running into friends at Energy Fair

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      So happy to have the chance to run into friends at the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair in Custer, Wisc. this weekend. Here we are with Rob and Jackie Roy of Earthwood Building School and with Bill and Becky Wilson of Midwest Permaculture. Really enjoyed re-connecting with like-minded folks.

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      Order Chickens Now!

      Order Chickens Now!

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      They’re back! This year, thanks to Tommy, we’re back to selling Freedom Ranger gourmet french chickens that are raised with care on fresh green pasture and organic sprouted grain. We aren’t going to grow very many so you better put in your order fast. You can reserve your birds with …

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      Join Crazy Rooster Farm for the first Permaculture Jamboree

      Join Crazy Rooster Farm for the first Permaculture Jamboree

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      Permaculture Jamboree Come to the first ever Permaculture Jamboree Aug. 4 through Aug. 10th. It’s sort of like a permaculture course except there are no lectures. No gurus. No certificates and no big tuition fees. Instead we’ll learn from each other by doing real projects around the farm. You’ll have …

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      Place your meat orders

      Place your meat orders

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      The lambs are all born and the replacement cattle are on their way. That means the meat-growing season is in full swing and it’s time to place your orders and secure your lamb, quarter of beef and chicken. We’ll have some of each but not a lot of any so …

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      Crazy Rooster Teepee

      Crazy Rooster Teepee

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      Take a look at the new Crazy Rooster Farm teepee, which a good friend of Tommy’s brought to Crazy Rooster Farm last fall. Now it sits perched on the hill in the woods. This is a genuine teepee with canvas walls, a floor and a small wood stove, making it …

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      Crocus in the snow

      Crocus in the snow

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      We got about 8 to 10 inches of snow at Crazy Rooster Farm on May 2. While it was frustrating because we are eager to get the sheep out on pasture, it did make for some charming photos.

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