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Farming at all Ages

This week we took on farm tasks with teams of nearly all ages or at least from 4 to 75! Berry picking with the nimble fingers of youngsters (true more berries were immediately consumed than saved, but the speed was impressive), harvesting garlic with our aunt who has her own tiny ag venture in Connecticut, […]

Peas, Louise and her vole relatives

Six years ago, before we had given up growing snap peas for sale, vole activity (read eating of pea seeds) triggered the creation of one of our favorite farm Limericks by Liva Coe.  There once was a vole named Louise Who had quite a penchant for peas I planted them thrice Louise said, “How nice!” […]

Experiencing the Artisanal En Vacances

The 2016 growing season plan included factoring in our niece Chloe’s graduation from high school in Paris. Her peers selected her as class speaker and her inspired remarks are now embedded in the rich mosaic of old world impressions we carry home. We sought an inspirational plug-in and we return electrified by a wonderful mix […]

August=Busy!

Harvesting Picking Digging Washing Prepping Canning Drying Blanching Freezing Weeding Seeding More Weeding Picking Pests Feeding Watering Milking Closing in Poultry Opening up Poultry Picking Fence Setting Fence Moving Animals Touring Cleaning Documenting Eating…alot and Sleeping, hard! That is what our August farmers days are like…..   It creates tired farmers and LOTS of great […]