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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...

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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...

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Recipe: Slow Braised Lamb Riblets

Recipe: Slow Braised Lamb Riblets

Heating our place with a wood stove has been challenging for some reasons, and lovely for others. The 2am wake up to add some logs to the fire gets a little old, the bi-weekly refilling of the wood rack takes some time. But the pleasure of having cast iron pots slowly...

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Monthly Musings: December at the Farm

Monthly Musings: December at the Farm

December 2020..   Christmas just passed. Our most thoughtful 80-something year old neighbors gave our oldest boy a telescope. A gift so appropriate and well chosen for our star struck little boy, as well as so meaningful; a tool to help us see the light that...

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Hand Rolled Beeswax Candles

Hand Rolled Beeswax Candles

It’s mid December. The time of year that is usually filled with yule festivals, preparing for travels to see family abroad, or frantically cleaning the house to hide muddy boot prints and farm tools on kitchen tables from visitors coming to us. This year is odd, most...

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Recipe: 7hr Leg of Lamb/Goat

Recipe: 7hr Leg of Lamb/Goat

There is so much to mourn this year, but there is also so, so much to celebrate. Even though nothing feels normal and we are all looking for new ways to make this feel like a time of light, there is always the comfort and healing of good nourishing foods.  And with...

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Night Weaning Calves And Toddlers

Night Weaning Calves And Toddlers

(Picture by Rebecca Bloomfield Photography)   Two Wailing Babies, One Wailing Mama, And All I Have In Common With My Cow.    One of the biggest joys of this past season was having a warm large bovine body to lean against each morning. The rhythm of daily...

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Monthly Musings: Fall At The Farm

Monthly Musings: Fall At The Farm

There is no time a year that is more generous, abundant and overwhelming than the fall. The garden explodes (and thus does our kitchen), the sheep and goat get eager to eat all they can before winter (naturally, so do I) and nature slows down and seems to long for a...

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Beeswax Dipped Leaves

Beeswax Dipped Leaves

The kids have clearly taken over the whole range of DIY and crafty activities I’ve been doing these past 5 years. It’s something that every now and then makes me mourn the days before offspring when I would create whatever, whenever I wanted. But mostly, I embrace it...

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Recipe: Goat/Lamb Stew With Quince & Honey

Recipe: Goat/Lamb Stew With Quince & Honey

It’s October, apples and pumpkins are everywhere, but it’s also the time for our favorite autumn treat.. Quince! The old orchard behind the house has some quince trees that have been planted by people long before us. They have been lovingly neglected since, survived...

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