A farm that meets our expectations of how a farm should be.
1880 Farm is an 1880’s farm house sited on 52 acres located in the Texas Blacklands region. USDA Zone 8b, Temperate Grassland, 34″ annual rain, bottom land just above (bordering) the 100 year FEMA floodplain, 45′ gentle slope elevation change from bottom to top of property with some flat areas, approx 4-5 acres young woodland and 2.2 acres in ponds with estimated 4,000,000 gallons of water. The historic town of Bartlett, TX maintains it’s original downtown that has been featured in movies and cable series that brings visitors back to a classic street scene right out of the wild west with brick streets and buildings. Bartlett is a one hour drive from either Austin, TX or Waco, TX.
Currently the farm is in hay production. The plan to transition to organic is underway, as we develop we will have products to offer for sale.
Josh Kunkel has studied under Mark Shepard (Creator of Restoration Agriculture), Sepp Holzer (The Rebel Farmer!), Maureen and Peter Allen (Mastadon Valley Farmers), and Joe Kunkel (former President US Perennial Plant Association). His goal is to leverage the guidance from these mentors to create an amazing regenerative farm.
Maryjka Blaszczyk holds an M.B.Ch.B. from the University of Cape Town and a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from New York University. She is pursuing her research interests in primate behavioral ecology at the University of Texas at Austin while also contributing to the farm.
For now, please reach out to us via email or at our Facebook page while we develop this site: