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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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Monthly Musings: August At The Farm

Monthly Musings: August At The Farm

August is the time of year in which it can feel like things aren’t lining up. We’re still in the midst of hot and sweaty, moving animals daily, getting buried in vegetables and fruits from the garden and orchard, managing grass, milking twice a day and all that hot...

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Recipe: Loin Chops Cooked Over The Fire

Recipe: Loin Chops Cooked Over The Fire

This summer our lives have been lived outside even more than usual. The beautiful old farmhouse we live in turned out to need some major renovations, and last spring we decided to set up camp in a small, sweet pasture. The past few months have been full of...

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4 Tricks To Survive Gardening With Kids

4 Tricks To Survive Gardening With Kids

Before we had kids, I had this beautiful idea about gardening with children. I optimistically imagined how little hands would make excellent weeders, how they would hop between the beds, picking and snacking and squashing the beetles that destroy my cucurbits.  Now a...

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Monthly Musings: July At The Farm

Monthly Musings: July At The Farm

Musings on the birth of a calf, castrations gone wrong, feeding our future and ice cream, a lot of ice cream.   July started hot and sweet. We decided there was one puzzle piece missing in our lives still, and that piece had the shape of a sweet jersey family...

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