Welcome to Wildflower Farm!

I thought we should share a little about us. Who we are, a bit about our backgrounds...

I am now into my 40's. I know, scary right? I have some background though incomplete in music and archaeology.I grew up in a Buddhist hippy commune. Which causes me to perhaps be somewhat different than the typical homesteader. For many this way of life is appealing because they feel it connects them to God. I don't feel that way at all. I have even read material that says you can't homestead without God. I tend to disagree. You can't homestead without science. Forestry, agriculture, chemistry, botany, and more. All I have found to be more crucial to the success of a homestead than prayer. So this is a homestead blog where you won't read about prayer and Godly living. I am mildly spiritual I pull from different traditions as it suits me.... But science must be king to succeed on a homestead.


I am certified in herbalism as of 2021. I have also traveled the whole world only to wind up about an hour from where I began. I spent the better part of 10 years wandering... I met a man, married him, we did several overseas post docs, then we returned to start a family. But our plans were not to be. As soon as I ate after being gone so long, I started having crazy reactions to food that landed me in the hospital. One thing I seem to be allergic to is the off label chemicals in common foods that are the standard for selling at grocery stores. This left us in a very scary situation. Eating, regularly caused me difficulty breathing and a trip to the hospital. We made a very hard decision. We decided to sell our home in the city and move to a 5 acre piece of land in Central MA. To learn to live in a way neither of us imagined that we ever would. This way of life is a constant learning process, even after 10 years. This blog is a place to share what we have learned, how far we have come, and to tell the story of our farm and our life here.

My husband, who will be referenced as Dr. Farmer Moomin, is a Finnish national and now also an American citizen. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics from Helsinki University. He helps me out here on the farm when he has time. He comes from a rather traditional Finnish home. He maintains a full time job, while I do most of the day to day farming. I couldn't do this without him.

Pikku, our Great Dane

Pikku, is a great dane who we adopted from New Hampshire. She barks at everything and I do mean everything. She is also the laziest person I have ever met. Not particularly sharp, she is a gentle emotional soul that is easily offended. Some days I wonder if I should have named her Karen. At 120 pounds don't ask me what that is in metric. I have no idea. Her name is a Finnish word, it means tiny. While not a brainiac, she is fiercely loyal to her people, and such a gentle girl and incredibly sweet. We absolutely adore her and spend any time we can spoiling her. She has odd habits such as eating the tv remote every chance she gets... She enjoys visiting the neighbors to play with their dog, running around in the woods, tormenting and upsetting the guinea fowl that I keep free ranging to deal with the New England ticks. She is a really good girl and is part of just about everything that goes on here.

Well, that is us.

It is lovely to meet you.

Amanda Of Wildflower Farm