Welcome, Piglets!

I drove to Coventry to pick up five piglets this morning from a friend of mine who is transforming her homestead into a CSA farm.  They have been raising pigs for three years, crossing heritage breeds and selling piglets in the spring.  Our new additions are tamworth-old spot-red wattle crosses.  Though they squealed for the …

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Spring Transformations

The past week and a half has been full with broadforking, seeding, and transplanting.  The garden is getting bigger by the day, and despite the dip back into early spring frosty temperatures the past two days, everything is looking great.   The garden is not the only thing that has been transforming, though.  Mary Lake, …

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Snapshots of the Weekend

It almost felt like summer this weekend with the sun, blue sky and warm air keeping us outside late into the night.  The garden space has dried out enough to work in, fresh blades of grass are poking their way up, and the sheep are telling us they’re ready to be back on pasture (though …

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Blink’s Boys

Edge went down for morning chores last Tuesday to find a new little lamb in the barnyard.  Blink, our black sheep and alpha ewe, had just birthed the first of two lambs and was getting ready for the second to come out.  Edge led her into a closed off area of the barn, and when …

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~Thank You~

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘thank you’ it will be enough.” ~Meister Eckhart After reaching our fundraising goal a week ago, I’ve been saying thank you a lot, which is not unusual for me.  My journal entries always end with “thank you,” and my meals always begin with …

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Icelandic Sheep Love

As winter and spring intermingle a bit, we are even more thankful for a barn and a closed seed house.  Our sheep don’t seem to mind the yo-yo of weather, though, and are just as happy to be outside in snow and rain as they are in the sun, which is one reason we love …

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