Can you raise honeybees in your backyard?

Can you raise honeybees in your backyard?

  Have you ever wondered if you’d be able to raise honeybees in your own backyard? The answer, most likely, is yes.   When I lived in Queens, NY, I was looking for ways I could learn more farming and homesteading skills while living in the city. On a...
Monthly Musings: Spring at the Farm

Monthly Musings: Spring at the Farm

When I think about spring here at the farm, I think about cuddling the softest lambs, the peepers singing their songs in the wetlands and the joy of watching the land green up after a long winter. It’s all that, it really is. But reality often times looks more...
Recipe: Slow-Roasted Rack of Lamb

Recipe: Slow-Roasted Rack of Lamb

It’s officially spring, and the whole farm is shouting it out loud. We are drowing in goat kids and little lambs, the first bulbed flowers are opening, we are woken up each morning in our tent by overly eager phoebes ready for the new day. There is not a time a...
Monthly Musings: January at the Farm

Monthly Musings: January at the Farm

Oh January..     January at the farm is a month of rest before we start preparing for lambing and kidding, when all animals linger around their barns and shelters and everyone stays put where they are supposed to be. It is curious how the months that are...
How To Dress Your Family For A Winter Outdoors

How To Dress Your Family For A Winter Outdoors

If I’d have to name one single thing that helps us with being outside most of the day as a family, it is wearing the right clothes for the right weather. It sounds so simple, but truly, it did take me a little figuring out before I knew how to not only dress myself...