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
The Bull is Out “The bull is out” is a line I always remember from Stella Gibbons’ Cold Comfort Farm because it happens to us, like last night. Whenever we hear people say “I want to live in the country where it’s calm and peaceful and raise animals” we laugh ourselves silly because it’s nothing… Continue reading May 13th, 2019 — The Bull is Out
Earth Day This is a week or two late but since the things we did for Earth Day will, hopefully, last for generations then I think we’re not too awfully tardy. First up was transplanting the last of the Sugar Maples out of the garden into the sugar bush. Which is a fancy name for… Continue reading May 6th, 2019 — Earth Day
How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck… This was our weekend, preparing for WINTER 2.0. We had snow last night, at the end of April. I could understand snow on April 1st, but now? Not so much. I’m very pleased with what we accomplished this weekend, some years the woodshed isn’t this full at the… Continue reading April 29th, 2019 — How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck…
Green Up By my calendar spring is here, it doesn’t matter what the official date is, for us it’s when the weather lets us work, so here’s how our spring is shaping up. The cows and sheep are all up by the barn so the grass can get a start on them. Once it’s 6… Continue reading April 22nd, 2019 — Green Up