It’s a rainy day on the mountain, which I happen to love because it gives us a chance on the farm to pause, take a breath and do some of those indoor tasks that get pushed aside under the weight of 60 pounds of tomatoes that need to be canned right away. But there are [...]
Stocking up: You can do it too!
When it comes to food, abundance is a good thing, right? How about when your garden starts putting out so much food that even 8-10 twenty-somethings cannot consume it all? Well, no need to panic! It just means that it is time to persevere and preserve!
Putting food [...]
It was a day that I kept wanting to put off, ever since I accidentally ran the chicken tractor over the leg of one of our roosters (or soon to be “meat birds”, as we have been calling them). The day of the slaughtering. No one was quite sure how it would happen or how [...]
Special thank you to everyone that braved the elements and joined us for our Open House on Saturday. Despite the heavy winds and rain, we had a wonderful time crowding around the wood stove, enjoying good food and drink, and sharing with our visitors all of the exciting things we’ve been up to lately. For [...]
Welp, August is in the books. Already! As we move toward fall, there’s hopefulness in the air, among the kids in their uniforms trundling back to school, among the pumpkin vines whose fruit turns orange, among us Redskins fans who believe, as always, that this could be the year… I’ll savor it while it’s here. [...]