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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 […]

Brining & Roasting a Turkey

We generally brine our turkeys, out of habit now almost. And because the Cooks Illustrated timing seems to work well for us, and if we are using a frozen turkey, brining is a GREAT way to finish defrosting the bird.  We often use a cooler for the brining process and put in cold water and […]

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 […]

Turkeys get to Boston One Way or Another!

Laura looked like the pied piper walking the flock across the clover. Despite Darienne’s  calls of encouragement leaning through the front window, they balked at the trailer. These moments always make me think of Temple Grandin and of conversations years ago with our friend Lisa designing a facility to care for elders with dementia , […]

Giving Thanks…

We love our turkeys. And this year’s group came to us amidst the weasel troubles. We bonded more than normal via extra nightly visits, timed to be there at just the right light to close them all in the horse trailer and early morning releases onto their pasture. As a result they are even more […]

Glory and Gratitude

Passion, artistic focus and a whole lot of equipment came to the farm with the 3 NYU film students, their 3 child actors and crew Saturday.  “Green House” will be a web short to help teach kids about sustainable, local farming and we were glad to be part of the blended documentary and scripted film.  […]