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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 trip to...

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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 like...

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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 year I...

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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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