August 2014

CSA Update 10 or NO SLEEP TILL…. August

August 8th, 2014|

Thank goodness that Solarfest is over for the year and our visitors have headed back across the sea. Last week was filled with many late nights and far to many early mornings. I feel like I’m still getting back into the right sleep cycles. My friday rice workshop was the most attended of the day

CSA Update 8 or Where Have All the Butterflies Gone

August 5th, 2014|

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

CSA Update #7 or Summer Loving Had me a Blast

August 4th, 2014|

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

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

August 3rd, 2014|

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

June 2014

The animals we know and love

June 17th, 2014|

I can’t remember where I read it but apparently Orson Wells came up with the idea for Animal Farm after seeing a boy with a string leading a mule. He thought it was strange that such a thing could be done. What if animals realized their own strength compared to ours. From that idea sprung

CSA Week # 3

June 5th, 2014|

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

May 2014

The start of the CSA season

May 26th, 2014|

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

March 2014

The Beginning Of Spring?

March 21st, 2014|

We are at a the cross roads of a major shift in the seaons. Winter has gained a strong foothold these past few months. Sending down wave after wave of arctic cold with and scattered but significant snow. With such a strong front line the newly awakened Spring doesn't seem to have much of a

The Glacier

March 12th, 2014|

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