Black Sun Farm is a micro-farm operation in Killingly, Connecticut, started in late 2017 by Nikoli and Amelia Kellner. We practice no-till regenerative agriculture and experiment with different, new gardening methods every season such as the Ruth Stout Method and Hugelkultur. As a Certified Naturally Grown farm, we use only organic supplies, seeds, and organic growing practices. Our farm was residential property when we got it, so we have built all the growing spaces here from the ground up, mostly using found and repurposed materials.
We raise geese, ducks, and chickens, and almost always have a supply of soy-free chicken and duck eggs available. We let our birds free range the property and they know exactly where the back door is to beg for treats. Our eggs are not certified due to the fact that we feel it is more important to be allowed to reduce our personal food waste by throwing the chickens any food scraps we have rather than only allowing them to eat the bagged poultry feed.
We prefer to grow heirloom varieties of vegetables, and we practice such popular homesteading skills as seed saving, canning, and fermenting. In addition, Amelia has become an Herbalist, and has begun consulting people on how they can improve their health with a combination of dietary changes and herbal support. We grow many of the herbs she uses here at the farm, though she also is an avid forager. Amelia is very crafty and enjoys crocheting, making herbal incense and tea blends, and talking to plants. Nikoli loves to build things, and is the resident repairman. We continue to grow our small farm bit by bit every year.