whistle down the wind:
falconer’s term, referring to releasing a hawk to fly away free.
Our renaming as Whistle Down Farm is inspired by the many birds of prey that live and nest in the trees and woods surrounding our fields. There is rarely a moment when one can’t be seen flying overhead, or heard whistling in the distance.
We chose this name as a reminder of all beings dependent on this land and the importance of protecting natural habitats in our approach to land stewardship.
The falconer’s definition also speaks to our strong belief that all should be free- that we resist prisons and cages.
And we also really like whistles. And whistling while we work…