About Odin's Reach Farm
We started looking for property in the Spring of 2018. Our dream was to have some land where we could possibly have some animals and a garden. We were lucky enough to come across this beautiful 26 acre property, with a 110 year old house, just south of Scottsville, VA and have come to call it our home.
As soon as we got out of the car on our first visit, we knew this was where we wanted to be. Rolling fields, old farm buildings, a beautiful orchard, and most of all one of the greatest White Oak trees we had ever seen. Its trunk is 19.5ft around at chest height and it's broad canopy protects and bathes the farm in shade. Our niece, Rose, proudly called the tree Yggdrasil, which was the great tree of Norse mythology that held the 9 universes. From this we came up with "Odin's Reach Farm" as the tree was closely connected with the Norse god Odin.
Mission Statement: Odin's Reach Farm seeks to honor our land and our customers by providing produce, eggs, and meat through a practice of mindful, regenerative agriculture. We strive to produce artisan textiles and woodworking that enhance the lives of our customers and provide day to day beauty.
Regenerative agriculture refers to a farming approach that focuses not only on providing food to people but also trying to nourish and improve the land at the same time.
For us, here at Odin's Reach, that means we focus on rotationally grazing our animals to insure that no land is depleted of it's natural resources and actually improves the soil, with decreased weeds, improved water retention, and maintaining nutrients in the soil.
Rotational grazing means that we fence our chickens, goats and pigs in to smaller paddocks in the pasture and continuously move them to insure the land is not completely depleted
RENOVATIONS AT ODIN'S REACH
In our first spring at Odin's Reach we experienced several termite swarms into our kitchen. Unfortunately, our home inspection and termite inspection did not pick up on any termite damage. We decided to jump into renovating the outdated kitchen and repairing the damage. We completed the demolition ourselves and then worked with our contractor, Vaughn's Home Improvement, to complete the update.
Along the way we found that our entire foundation needed to be replaced and reinforced. We also realized that Yggdrasil had massive roots going under our foundation that needed to be protected. We consulted Bartlett Tree Experts for their assistance in problem solving how to to keep our beautiful tree alive and well. After 3 long months, we could not be happier with the end results of our kitchen renovation