Browse by Tag: gratitude

New Friends and Colleagues

Friends and colleagues really do add so much to everyone’s life, right?  True here on this farm too.  And we wanted to take a moment to celebrate some of our the farm’s newest friends and colleagues, who are making this effort possible.   Rose Thackeray – Newest farmer addition Rose joins us having just graduated […]

Pics and Gratitude of the Week

Safe to say a week with 50 degrees and raining as well as 90 degrees and blazing takes its toll on farmers and all that we tend.  That said, we have weathered it decently and are thrilled with the change in temps.  We share with you a few moments (in images & videos) that boosted […]

Photo of the Week

Some of our more enthusiastic young shoppers getting their veggies at the farmstand! We love sending our healthy, fresh veggies home with everyone, but it does warm our heart an extra bit to be feeding lots of young growing kids. Thanks Zoe, Graham and Becca & Nathan too!  

Women’s (including farmers) History Month

March is Women’s History Month and Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture took the opportunity to recognize all of the large number of women farmers in our state…including us!   Almost a quarter of Vermont’s farm owners/managers are women, notably more than the national average. Vermont’s Secretary of Agriculture, Anson Tebbetts said, “Women play a critical role […]

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.               […]

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 […]

August Support!

May and August….the 2 months that seem to try the patience of at least these farmers.  Fortunately, we’ve had some extra hands lending some support around here. These August days already getting a bit shorter (whew!) and the hens seem to know it, but they have just been outfitted with some solar powered lights to keep […]

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 […]

Hands-On Enthusiasm & Gratitude

Once again, we are in the midst of hosting a Williams College Winter Study Class at the farm engaging with them in a great, hands-on, learning adventure.  The week combines hands-on activities with conversations with farmers, journalists, policy makers, and others in the food system focused on how to make our food system more sustainable, […]

Finding Gratitude

Sometimes it takes some occasion – be it a holiday or world events or losses to make us stop in our tracks and to pull ourselves out of the daily grind and routines. Stimulus helps us lift our heads up and notice life, our surroundings, and the world a bit differently.   In these moments we remember what […]