Stories from the Farm

Who’s Living in our Barn?

Our dry lumber resides in a corner edge of our South barn, resources for future projects. Plenty of open space is left for this winter’s mixed group of gilts (future sows) and “market” pigs.   But this particular sounder of swine or passel of hogs appears to have neighbors who have channeled some good-sized tunnels […]

Bubblicious

Nope, not the gum.  But our hoophouses are once again quite bubblicious, meaning that enough snow, ice and grapple have been freed from the outer plastic to allow the air to flow once again between the 2 layers of plastic and create a protective bubble of air that helps snow slide and not build up. […]

Resolutions

Happy New Year!  While you are hiding out from the Nor’easter and artic chill heading back to the Northeast we offer you two interesting points to ponder and perhaps to fuel your 2018 resolutions. Agritourism Consider a farmstay this year, with us or at another farm.  Check out this nice article and video from the […]

On Miracles and Resolutions

Many global traditions celebrate the sun and light in this season of darkness. Among the many miracles you may choose to celebrate in these weeks, choose also to be in awe over the miracle of fresh local winter greens!                   Today’s glorious and rare bluebird December sky […]

Clean Food

We returned home from the BioNutrient Food Association’s Soil and Nutrition Conference spinning with ideas and very optimistic. As if to egg us on, Laura clicked on a NYT op ed by Jacques Leslie entitled Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Clean Planet. Quoting Dr. Rattan Lal, it read “Putting carbon back in the […]

Holiday Markets & Festivities

Thanksgiving is coming and it is snowing like it means it here at the farm. That must mean it is time for a variety of holiday markets and festivities.  While you are planning your holiday shopping and outings here are some to consider and where you can find our pasture-raised meats and organically managed veggies, […]

Paw Patrol winning Hearts

Yes, famous dogs and cats is our naming scheme this year and Paw Patrol was suggested by our niece while at Auntie Camp this summer.  (Of course we thought she was saying “Papa Troll” and kept asking if there was a dog involved). Anyway,  the group of 10 piglets we bought from Hogwash Farm this […]

All in on Carrots

It has been a carrot (and beet) heavy week.  It was time to disturb those lovely, quiet rows of storage carrots and beets and bring them in for eating now and through the winter.  Just a few rows, doesn’t seem like that big of a job, right? Well, pulling them isn’t too bad, but once […]

A Very Green/Verde Day

  Kale Pesto, Spicy Pesto, Mojo Verde, Tomatillos & Salsa Verde….yep all in 1 day and they weren’t small batches. Over 30 lbs of greens and around 150 lbs of tomatillos. All in the effort to transform the fresh abundance of this season into bright, tasty options for the next season.   And it is such […]

Last Blast of Summer

Ok, perhaps this is the week where summer is truly coming to an end.  The ash trees have lost their leaves, colors flood the hillsides, rain finally came to refresh our dry soils and I think the temperature might also finally bring us some crisp days and nights.               […]