Home office: Cazneovia
11029 Quaker Valley Road
Cazenovia, WI 53924
Sitting on the south-facing ridge of the Cazenovia Valley, Firth of Fifth Acres is a working farm managed on the principles of sustainability. Home to a variety of Heritage livestock the farm held at its upper-most point an Amish built log cabin that was my home from 2002 until 2019 after which time I moved into the upper floor of the new birthing center..
Floating an unwanted old ranch house over a volunteer built walk-in basement we have completed the merging of old and new. The Borning Room opened for births in the upper portion of the structure in the summer of 2017 finally moving into its permanent home in the lower portion in 2020.
The old log cabin seen at the back of the new building has been removed and a driveway leading to the birthing center built in its place.
The Borning Room Birthing Center of Cazenovia, Wisconsin
Two birthing suites -one at either end of the center- offer birthing tubs and privacy. The larger suite has a private bathroom while the smaller shares a bathroom through the treatment room. The fully equipped kitchen is separate from the waiting room providing laboring families with additional privacy throughout their stay. The waiting room also acts as a small store offering difficult to find items for our very rural community.
Named after a book by Paul Fleischman, The Borning Room started as a small room in that 4 room log cabin. Like the room in the story it is a simple room behind the primary heat source that can shelter laboring Women. My local community loved the idea of The Borning Room and after four years of searching the solution presented itself as a free about-to-be destroyed home, the supplies to put a split-ranch center under it and a willing workforce.