Welcome to the website and blog for Thistle Root Farm, a small farm near Lyons, Nebraska. Our farm is just 12 acres, quite small for this part of the country where most people farm about 1,000 times more land.
The farm is a part-time venture, not because you can’t make a full-time job out of 12 acres of intensive production, but because we both have full-time off-farm jobs as well. We purchased the place on the last day of 2009, and in our first year we raised several grass-fed lambs and a small flock of laying hens. In 2011, we plan to add more livestock and fruit and vegetable crops.