It’s August and too hot to cook, that is an indisputable fact. The temptation to eat in an air conditioned restaurant where someone else does the meal prep, cooking and clearing up afterwards is never stronger. But since I live on a farm that grows an abundance of fresh, organic produce and all natural beef,… Continue reading August 20th, 2018 – Summer Salads
Spinning yarn is one of those deceptively simple, pastoral looking things that you think you should take up as a hobby when you simplify your life in preparation for that move to the country where everything is serene and peaceful. Until you try it. Then it becomes a lesson in frustration, you do… Continue reading August 13th, 2018 – Sit and Spin
This morning when I did chores Buttercup was restless and mooing, not her usual laid back self. When I checked her later there was a new calf bouncing around her trying to figure out how this whole nursing thing is supposed to work. Buttercup’s style of parenting could best be described as “absentee landlady”. New… Continue reading August 6th, 2018 – Buttercup
It’s summer and that means hay baling, we just finished putting up second cutting for the cows. The last sixty bales we needed are either stowed in the loft, stacked on the barn floor or placed on pallets outside and neatly covered with tarps. The smell of freshly baled hay is intoxicating, I’m not sure… Continue reading July 30th, 2018 – Hay Baling
Calving started today when Charlotte had baby Sophia. Charlotte is a Devon cow, the breed originated in Devon, England and is distinctive for it’s ruby red color. When we got the Devons and had to choose names for them we used British queens for the cows and towns in Devon for the bulls. So… Continue reading July 23rd, 2018 – New Arrivals
I love shabby chic. It combines some of my favorite things, being creative, repurposing things into something new, useful and beautiful. Throw in a touch of frugality and what’s not to like? Shabby chic played a big part in furnishing our shop and creating display space. Wool fleeces and our bedding collection are shown off… Continue reading July 15th, 2018 – Shabby Chic
July 8th 2018 - This Week on the Farm is all about growing things. This week on the farm is all about growing things. The garden is blooming, we harvested our first green beans for Kyle's birthday dinner. Summer squash is on today's menu and I’m eyeing the tomatoes trying to guess which will ripen… Continue reading Blog
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