25 September 2014


We are raising some meat birds for ourselves and some friends.
Micah can't get enough of them.  It's his favorite spot on the farm right now.  :)

24 September 2014

around the farm

down time
hand-me-down duck
her favorite game

What's going on around your farm, garden or homestead?

23 September 2014

mermaid gift

This little mermaid is headed to Micah's best buddy for her 4th birthday.
I saw a picture of a little mermaid doll online and it inspired me to try and sew one.

Joining Nicole this week...

22 September 2014

winter squash

With the possible low temps coming at the end of last week, we decided to get the squash in the barn.  
Two years ago, we had a bumper butternut year (200+ bushels), but last year we have ZERO butternuts.  (But LOTS of pumpkins).
This year, it's butternuts again!  More than 100+ bushels, with very few bushels of pie pumpkins and only 8 red kuri squash.  
We borrowed a pumpkin box from the orchard down the road and easily filled it (and two more).  And for dinner that night...roasted squash soup! 

17 September 2014

around the farm (kitchen)

Feeling the pressures of fall in the kitchen... preserve, preserve, preserve.
flowers and tomatoes
more sauce
enchilada filling
grape jelly
future puree

What's going on around your farm, garden or homestead (or kitchen!)?
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13 September 2014


Adam and I celebrated our anniversary today.  Adam had his first day off milking since last October and so we took the kids camping, which we hadn't done in years.  We camped in our woods on our wedding night, and then camped are way across the U.S. on our this was a fitting way to spend our anniversary.  
Then we took the kids to the Tunbridge Fair for the first time.  We all enjoyed the wonderful "museum" area there where people in costume acted out village life 150 years ago.  A great way to spend our anniversary.  

05 September 2014

and onions are in!

Our copra storage onions did really well this year!
The whole family helped with the harvest and we'll have more than enough for the winter and to sell to our local co-op.  
The cover crop is already coming up and only the leeks are left in that section of the field.  
Starting to look like a fall garden.

04 September 2014

the hay is in!

The hay is in for the year.  
Once again, we hayed two different fields within a few miles of our farm and made both a first and second cut.  Adam also hayed a different field with a friend while we were in Michigan.
Thankful for many friends who help mow, drive the truck, throw hay and fix broken parts!
A full hay barn = a content farmer.  ;)

03 September 2014

around the farm

spicy dills
her favorite thing
shorter days
high tunnel
the pigs and bright
ready for market

What's going on around your farm, garden or homestead?  
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