7 January 2014: At around 7:00am, a chimney fire ignited in the floor system of the second floor of the Farm House. The fire spread very quickly, but thankfully all of the 30 people were able to get out of the building. Our home, however, was destroyed in the fire. We know all things work together for the good. It will take us some time and help to rebuild. We are thankful for all the help from our neighbors and our brothers and sisters in neighboring communities. If you would like to help in some way, we would certainly appreciate it. People have already sent mattresses, clothing, and food. We are going to try to fix up another house of ours to be livable. Contact us at Basin Farm Fire Relief at BFFR@twelvetribes.org if you would like to help.
From nearby Fall Mountain overlooking Bellows Falls it’s not hard to spot our farm — two green patches stitched together by a silver river onto the sleeve of town. We began as a small community in neighboring Westminster Station in 1984.
We are about 40 people, farming about 120 acres. We all live in a big farmhouse together, with plenty of room to share with you. We are growing and milling spelt (an ancient grain), vegetables (of all sorts), and some herbs. We love to work with the soil, the plants and animals, our greatest goal being to work in harmony with the Creator of all, knowing that what we do in cooperation with nature and her Maker will not cause harm, but bring healing to the land, and ultimately to the people who consume the fruit of the earth. We long to see restoration come about in all the aspects of life.
We welcome people of all ages, religions, and backgrounds to come visit. Our focus is our love for our God and our Master, Yahshua, and caring for people.
If someone would like to visit they are welcome to call, write, e-mail, or even stop by. We encourage visitors to come and experience our life before becoming members.