MOOOve It Calving started two days ago with Alice, she had a beautiful all red heifer. We started a naming tradition when we bought the Devon cattle. Cows were named after British queens, ones with lots and lots of kids, Devons live long and productive lives. Bulls are named after towns in Devonshire, where the… Continue reading July 15th, 2019 –MOOOOve It
Plant a Tree It’s not Arbor Day so this isn’t exactly timely but I just read an article about the USDA’s findings on atmospheric carbon and I thought about what we can do to help. Planting trees was my answer. We’re lucky having plenty of room for trees, we’ve dedicated one field to be our… Continue reading July 8th, 2019 — Plant a Tree
Summer 2019 Update Yes, we have summer, I’m not sure about having a spring this year but summer is definitely here. Heat and humidity in the 90 range every day for the past 2 weeks. To cope with that we get up and start early and hope to have a project done by 9 a.m.… Continue reading Summer 2019 Update
Chick Days We bought our chicks for the year last week. Ten Red Crosses from the ‘senior’ group at the farm store. I look for the oldest chicks I can find at the store for a number of reasons. In the first day or two at least one chick will die no matter how carefully… Continue reading July 1st, 2019 –Chick Days
Pigs, Pigs, Pigs We are officially back in the pig business! We’ve been lazy and letting our friends the Demerlys raise us a pig every year because they do such a fabulous job but we have space for pigs so why not? They came from an Amish neighbor who must have the most beautiful place… Continue reading June 24th, 2019 –Pigs, Pigs, Pigs
Full Strawberry Moon If you’re trying to incorporate eating fresh, local and seasonal into your life now is the time for strawberry picking. We went Friday to our local U-Pick farm and in an hour picked enough fresh, juicy berries to last us all winter; if we’re careful how often we go to the freezer… Continue reading June 17th, 2019 — Full Strawberry Moon
The continuing saga and joys of building fence.
Our adventures trying to get fence in when the ground is sopping wet. And a recipe for the perfect grilling side dish.
All the ways we work to reduce the amount of trash and plastic we generate and use here at the farm.
Starts With a Bee Bob Seven days were up Friday so we peeked into the beehive yesterday. The queen’s cohorts had eaten through the marshmallow door to their prison and were out and about in the hive busy building structures to store honey on. They had hardly touched the sugar water we provided for them… Continue reading Starts with a B Bob — May 20th, 2019