July 2015

CSA 2015 Week 9 Half Way There

July 26th, 2015|

We are half way through the CSA season. It seems like just yesterday we were gearing up for the first drop off. This time of year we seam to start stabilizing. We aren't starting as much new stuff the long term veggies need less maintenance. The animals start getting into a grove with moving and

CSA 2015 Week 8 Round Bales and Jumping Goats

July 26th, 2015|

This afternoon we will be finishing up with the first round of haying. I'll be heading over to my aunt and uncle's house rake the hay into rows after we get all packed up for deliveries. There field is a little on the steep side which is fine for making round bales with. It is

CSA Week 6 Ponds, Mud & Hay

July 26th, 2015|

I would like to order some sun with a side order of no more rain please. We just closed out the wettest June in record. 2013 held the title for only 2 short years and was crushed in Montpelier by 0.7 inches. With our luck we will now usher in the driest July and August

CSA 2015 Week 5 Bulldozing Bulldozing Bulldozing

July 26th, 2015|

We have made some really big changes over the past week with the bulldozer. I used google maps to calculate that we have cleared 10 acres of land in 8 ½ days. Not too shabby. I'm working on the last bit of stump pulling and brush clearing today and then its on to pond building.

CSA 2015 Week 3 Hermit Hill

July 26th, 2015|

I am a hermit. I probably have always been a hermit but how we live now exaggerates my hermit like tendency to a new level. Before the CSA started I was maybe seeing 4 or 5 people a week at most. And that was usually all in one go. And one of those people was

CSA 2015 Week 2 Slow Start

July 26th, 2015|

Feast or famine the age old fate of the farmer. We were certainly missing the rain up here on the hill. Every day we were watering a different part of the garden and were holding off planting the rice to make sure we would have plenty of water to keep them happy. Sunday was the

September 2014

The long birthing on CSA day

September 25th, 2014|

It turned out that I had looked up the wrong date for when the piglets were suppose to be due. I was a week or so early. One of our ladies was really starting to swell up over the past week. Yesterday her milk looked like it was going to burst out. We hadn’t seen

August 2014

Chipping Wood and Scaring Puppies

August 24th, 2014|

Machines are amazing. You put in some magic fuel and you instantly have an army of workers at your beck and call. We can accomplish things that a farmer could only dream about a hundred years ago. However this is only the case when things are going smoothly. It is hard for us to remember

Piglets coming soon!

August 19th, 2014|

Josh on his way to set up a new fence for our expecting sows. The backpack basket works great for carrying large amounts of fence posts while keeping the hands free for pounding them in. Our sows are due the first few weeks of september, we'll have three litters available for sale. Email us for

CSA Update #11 or Trees, Goaties and Weeds Oh My

August 10th, 2014|

July is over. Where did it go? Who knows. But up on the hill July always seems too short. Solarfest breaks up the month into two parts and that probably has something to do with it. July is also the month when the weeds start laughing at me. In June I have everything weeded and