CSA Update 8 or Where Have All the Butterflies Gone

The other day we were driving up our road and the smell of milkweed filled the car. The field where Meadow’s mom keeps some of her horses in the summer has huge patches of Milkweed that are in full bloom. It reminded us of our second summer here and how there seemed to be an

August 5th, 2014|

CSA Update #7 or Summer Loving Had me a Blast

While spring might have been long sprung, love is in the air, everywhere you look around. Well not everywhere but in at least a few spots around the farm. It started a few weeks ago with the pigs going through their first heat cycles with the new boar around. It looked like he did a

August 4th, 2014|

CSA update #6 or How I learned to stop caring and love the hay wagon

We have a saying/song that we like to reference constantly on the farm. “Every day is an adventure… you didn’t want to have.” This past week certainly had plenty of that to go around. Folks driving through Tinmouth this weekend might have noticed a new addition to the side of the road just after the

August 3rd, 2014|

CSA Week # 3

One of the stranger things we grow here on the farm is rice. We built 7 rice paddies a few years ago that cover about an acre of our hillside. We have never planted the whole thing to rice and this year won’t be any different. We are trying a tighter plant spacing, which in

June 5th, 2014|

The start of the CSA season

It’s a strange phenomenon. Some how the 6 months between CSA seasons just flies by, but at the same time the winter this year seemed like it would never end. I’m not sure how that works but we are very glad to have some sunny warm days after all the cold and gray. That being

May 26th, 2014|

The Glacier

There are certain things that Meadow and I do or have to deal with that is a bit different from the average american life. You can probably tell from our pictures on the site. For example during the winter we have a 97% success rate making the drive up our road. When we first moved

March 12th, 2014|

Deep Litter

Through the summer the chickens get to rotate around the pasture hunting for seeds and little critters. But once the weather changes over to cold we stop rotating them and move them to their winter home. This changes how we need to deal with there poop. As we rotate them the poop is spread over

March 4th, 2014|

And it came to a grinding halt

Working and living on a diversified farm demands much from ones body. Just doing our daily chores requires a bit of strength and more activity then the average American gets in a day. There are hay bales to be moved, buckets of grain and water to be carried. In the deep slippery snow just walking

March 2nd, 2014|

Planting Trees and Growing Rice

We just launched another kickstarter campaign. This time it is for a walk-behind tractor. Check out our kickstarter page at http://kck.st/18Wd9Qe

December 3rd, 2013|