Today, Desert Rose is a sustainable farming endeavor, nestled in the Garnet Mountains of NW Montana, where we are forming our function and purpose:
Sustainable Sourcing | Sustainable Living
The vision of permaculture-style farming is a simple one; everything on the farm and in the ecosystem supports the farm and everything in it. Working with nature, rather than trying to control it. Goats weed brush, prune fire hazard in the forest and provide milk and labor. Pigs plow and fertilize the soil and provide an abundance of meat and oil. Poultry produces meat and eggs and keeps insects like bullflies and ticks in check. Rabbits happily eat garden “weeds” and produce manure, fur, and meat. Precipitation feeds streams and ponds and fills our pipes, and every season provides abundance in water, sunshine, and forage!
Why choose “self-sustainability”?
There are many who share our values and goals, and we are happy to share knowledge and support others wherever possible. As we learn and grow, we are endeavoring to compile our work and knowledge into sharable media. We think that the unique things we learn should be shared with others as freely as possible to encourage, enable, and empower others to make meaningful and adventurous changes! Sharing knowledge freely helps to break down social, political, and economic barriers.
It may be awhile before this digital media project produces downloadable information (there’s only 1 person working the entire digital front of the Farm, and there’s a lot to do!), but in the mean time, if you have any questions or curiosities about farming, off-grid living, or permaculture concepts, please contact us so we can all grow together!
About Our Bones
Of course, bones and skulls are the back bone of Desert Rose; our humble beginnings started out in the world of taxidermy. I have been professionally cleaning bones and skulls for folks around the world since 2008. Our new standard is to offer only bones that have no monetary exchange attached to them (that means we don’t buy bones from trappers or hunters)- so nature-cleaned, wild-foraged, and farm-raised bones are what we work with. I consider this work a unique form of recycling, by breathing beauty and functionality back into ‘waste’ and creating an opportunity for folks to utilize, study, and honor these natural pieces.
And of course our dried specimens are always dried using non-toxic, chemical-free methods. When you purchase bones and skulls from us, odd as it may seem, you are directly supporting us and the farm. Your order helps us feed our pigs, care for our honey bees, and maintain the infrastructure of the farm.
Our farm has no posted business hours and does not have a shop front open to the public. We will always strive to communicate quickly and clearly, answer your questions, or work out any issues that may arise. Please be patient while waiting for a response, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can! Life is very busy on the farm! And when it’s not we’re often hiding in the wilderness somewhere…
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