While we do consider a lot of our farm animals as “pets”, and they certainly are spoiled, the usual suspects and even some surprising additions all play a role in keeping the farm running. Even as we expand our farm, we are looking to add animals that benefit our land or livelihood and don’t just […]
It was September 8, 2015 that we closed on our new home. One year later and there is still plenty of work to do, but looking back we can realize just how many changes we have been able to make.
As a writer as well as a farmer, I’ve made a point this summer to catch up on reading about farming, lifestyle, self sufficiency, and the back to the land movement. Some books I’ve read before, some I’ve been enjoying for the first time, and all are important insights into their writer’s perspective on agriculture.
The summer focus on the farm has been clearing back the land. We’ve been working hard to cut back brush and turn our acres back to field since last fall, and a year later the land is starting to look workable at last.
I was a little skeptic this spring when sowing my seeds in various pots, raised beds, and planters. I am so used to digging my fingers deep into the dirt and couldn’t wait until next years full garden was being planted.
It’s Saturday. I am sure we’ve all survived a savage week of ad nauseam politics, but barely. And, we are only half way through. Yikes. So, on a brighter and much more productive topic we’re covering — JULY. July is a unique month. July was named by the Roman Senate in tribute to Julius Caesar […]