The farm’s open.

Filed under:General — eric @ 1:50 am

Appearing in the Georgia Organics Resource Directory, going to the printers tomorrow:

Boánn’s Banks – A Natural Farm

Sustainable living on the Broad River.

Vegetables, herbs and eggs.

The Wagoners, www.boannsbanks.com

There’s a temporary website up. A better one will follow shortly.


  1. That’s it…it’s real to me now…you’re on the web…you’re a farmer! I just sent an email to all my organic farming friends in WI to tell them that there’s a new member of the family and to brag about you.

    Comment by M — 1/30/2002 @ 3:50 am

  2. Go Eric & Chris!! I’m so happy for you!

    Comment by Jen — 1/31/2002 @ 1:13 am

  3. So, what does “boann” mean?

    Comment by Matt — 1/31/2002 @ 9:20 am

  4. From the website-in-progress, in the “Who is Boann?” section:

    Boann, sometimes called Boand, is a pagan Irish goddess. Her name means “she who has white cows”.

    Irish mythology tells the story of the well of knowledge, caretaken by the god-king Nechtan, Boann’s husband. Nine trees surrounding this well and bore the crimson hazel nuts of wisdom. No one, not even Nechtan himself, was allowed to eat these nuts. They would ripen and fall into the well where they were consumed by the salmon within, who would instantly know all things.

    Boann was known for her curiosity. One day she drew water out of the well, against the commandment. The well rose up and became a fast-moving river, washing Boann away. Some stories say she was drowned, others say she escaped. Her spirit merged with that of the river, called today the Boyne. The salmon still swim up and down the river looking for the hazels.

    Another story tells of Boann’s affair with the leader of the band of gods known as the Dagdha. This affair resulted in pregnancy. Boann and her lover conspired to hide the pregnancy from Nechtan. They did this by making the sun stay in the sky for nine months, allowing Boann to carry the baby to term in only one day. The baby became Oenghus, the god of love. Nechtan, apparently, was none the wiser.

    Today, Boann is associated with the river, fertility, and wisdom, all things we wish for our farm.

    Comment by eric — 2/1/2002 @ 1:10 am

  5. Oh! Congratulations! I can’t wait to see you this April!!!

    Comment by Matt — 2/1/2002 @ 5:26 am

  6. What is the myth called when Boann forms the river?

    Comment by Didi — 3/23/2003 @ 8:45 am

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