Stories from the Farm

Health per Acre – Dr. Vandana Shiva

Last weekend Vermont’s Northeast Organic Farmers (NOFA-VT) conference delivered dynamic keynote speakers. We traveled to UVM excited to hear the lauded Dr. Vandana Shiva.  What a treat, in this time of global uncertainty and contention, to listen to her wisdom about our shared future. She focused on the true purpose of farming, which in her mind is providing […]

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The End of an Era

No, we aren’t talking about the Obamas (though a deep gratitude for their leadership and grace), but the end of another era here at the farm.  Perhaps a team nearly as famous, our first herd of goats and the queens of that herd, Ingrid Bergman and Grace Kelly.               […]

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Happy New Year!

Ah, the white of winter inside and out……. Until the covers come off!  

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Offerings of Peace

  The uncertainty and struggle in the world reminds us to also look towards the beauty around us.  Wishes for Peace and wholehearted holidays to all. 

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Embracing Winter

                              We generally do embrace Winter around here.  It is a part of Vermont we love dearly –Winter and all that it brings, especially when it brings snow.  For me, there is something so calming, so cheery, so comforting about the […]

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Ode to Winter Greens

                Sometimes (OK, often), December and the holidays appear out of nowhere.  Wasn’t it just early fall so recently, yet now it feels like winter has really set in and is here for keeps.  So it is this week.               Snow covers […]

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Eat, Play, Shop — with purpose!

Rejuvenate yourself, refresh your holiday traditions and recommit to supporting your neighborhood farms. Connect with farmers who grew and made gifts and products to make your holiday feasts and celebrations special. These are full circle gifts. Give your loved ones local foods and crafts wrapped in stories –stories of local ingredients, talents, your own adventures […]

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Coming Together

As if operating on an off-kilt calendar there they came… over the river and through the woods! Cousin Kelsey reached out and next thing you knew more relatives from near and far wanted to gather and there we were twelve members of our extended family grateful for each other and our meal. It is a […]

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Nov on Farm in Photos

Some photos from our week on the farm   Still rotating our livestock on pasture even in November. Moving shelters, fences and the animals themselves.           The sows respond joyously, enjoying the grass first!                             All enjoy brassicas! This […]

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Learning Curve

On Monday afternoon as I finished an easy move of our small gaggle of new pullets, I was struck by how much they had learned in the 10 days they had been on the farm.  It may seem strange to talk about chickens learning, after all many consider them not the brightest bulbs in the […]

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