A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.— Greek proverb.
The Bauernhof Kitsteiner is the family farm of the Kitsteiner family.
Kitsteiner is a classic German surname. It is pronounced “KIT-stine-er” in Americanized German or “KIT–shtine-ur” in more proper German. Also, our oldest daughter was born in Germany when I was in the US Air Force. So we wanted to have a classic German farm name. The word bauernhof is German for homestead or farmhouse or small family farm. It is pronounced “BOW-urn-hoff”… BOW rhymes with “cow” and hoff rhymes with “off”.
This is how the Bauernhof Kitsteiner was named.
We were not raised on a farm. But our goal was to raise our own food in the most ideal way we could. So we bought a farm to do just this.
Some of the things we raise on the farm are very productive. We decided to raise a a bit more than we need, so we could sell this food in our community. This helps to offset our costs.
We are a homeschooling family. We are a multi-generational farmstead. We are Christians. We are environmentalists. We are permaculturists.
We are a host site for farm volunteers, and we have hosted over 30 individuals from over 10 countries from around the world.
In short, we are a family that is daily becoming more deeply connected to our community as we establish roots.