Circle M is a small family homestead on 20 acres in rural Blanchardville, Wisconsin, 40 minutes southwest of Madison. We are located in the gorgeous Driftless Region of the state, a spot missed by the ancient glacier that smoothed out so much of Wisconsin's topography. Here, the farms cling to hillsides and crops are grown in contour-planted quilts that blanket the rises and valleys. Getting here can be a bit tricky - the roads are curvy, hilly and labelled with a dizzying array of letters that repeat every time you leave one county and get into another. FOLLOW your GPS or map explicitly. It'll be worth it! We think this is the most beautiful place in the world. Our tiny farm is nestled in a cozy valley, bordered by creeks on two sides, an old oak woods on another and restored prairie on the rest. In the warmer months we focus on growing vegetables for our CSA program, in the cooler parts of the year we focus on processing the wool from our flock of fine-wool sheep. We offer day-long Retreats, Farm Stays and Homestead Skills Classes most of the year.
Just down our fruit-tree-lined drive, you'll enter a world of rest and play that only a rural landscape can provide. On our property, meander though gardens, find one of the six swings or several hammocks to rest in, or walk the property to find the bench that provides your preferred view: running chickens, jumping lambs, wallowing pigs, lazy steers, noisy ducks or the herons, hawks and eagles that visit the pond. Canoe (we've got rentals) the quiet Pecatonica River, run along our picturesque roads, or bike our renowned hills.
Our tiny town - just a 10-minute walk away - boasts three restaurant/bars, a diner and a coffee shop. Most weekends you can hear live music at one of the bars or in the park pavilions. Watch a Hometown Talent baseball game with the locals, swim in our recently-renovated municipal pool or play horseshoes in the park.