La Ferme Melliferalle (‘mellifera’ is the Latin term for honey-bearing; the western honeybee’s name in Latin is Apis mellifera).
We are small-city farmers working to make our little plot of land into a thriving, buzzing refuge.
George McRae, head farmer, is a naturalist, organic gardener, hen and bee wrangler, cat rescuer, orchid whisperer, and actor.
Heidi Rand, assistant farmer, is a photographer and mixed-media artist, and a writer and teacher.
George says: “It has been a longish path to get to this point; a fulfillment of several dreams from my early days. SO, there will be a lot of “how we got here’s” From my first vegetable garden, to my family’s first chicken courtesy of my sister’s grammar school class, it covers several decades. So have fun. Don’t be daunted. Plant a seed. Get a hen. For some like me it was meant to be. Look into your heart. Listen to it. Then do what it tells you to do.
Welcome to our tiny slice of heaven.