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Summer Days

Summer might be drawing to a close, but we’re still having wonderful weather in Michigan, and you’d have a tough time luring me back into…

September 21, 2016 | 19 Comments | Read the Full Article

Honey Harvest 2016

A few weeks ago I spotted the first of the goldenrod blooming in the field behind my house, which meant all of my other projects and…

September 12, 2016 | 18 Comments | Read the Full Article

Millions of Peaches

Okay, fine, dozens of peaches, but given this is my first peach harvest and–with all the concern I’ve had over the trees–I wasn’t sure I’d get…

August 25, 2016 | 19 Comments | Read the Full Article

Vineyard Update: Summer 2016

If you asked me to summarize what starting a small vineyard on my property this year has been like I’d say roughly 50% digging holes and…

August 15, 2016 | 9 Comments | Read the Full Article

Orchard Update: Summer 2016

At pretty much any point in my life prior to living on this farm, my thought process around learning and/or doing new things went something…

August 14, 2016 | 20 Comments | Read the Full Article

That Time of Year: Summer 2016

There comes a point every summer when the frantic pace of farm-maintenance and projects I started in spring finally catch up to me. For a…

New Additions: Summer 2016

Back in January I had a premonition that I might be new additions of some kind to the farm… Yeah. I even put it on…

Tired, Grateful

I’ve been doing a lot more writing over the last couple of weeks than one would probably suspect given how little I’ve posted to this…

Places to Sit

For a piece of property that leaves almost no time for just sitting around, I’ve been oddly obsessed with creating places to sit around the…

Losing a Little Farm Cred

Living on this little farm is an ongoing exercise in Things I Am Not Prepared For. Or, in this case, Things I Thought I Was…

A Little Greenhouse & A Tiny Pool

Well, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks, but the upside of spending my evenings trying to get that damned vegetable garden under control is that……

That Damned Vegetable Garden

Of all the things I talked about working on over my “break” a couple of weeks ago, the vegetable garden was noticeably absent. Or, as I’ve…

Spring Break on the Farm: Part 3

If truck engines and bees, and then planting a small vineyard and a new garden in front of the house weren’t enough… I also celebrated…

Weekend Project: Portable Archery & Axe Target

I know some people like throwing horseshoes or beanbags around, but out here if I’m going to throw something at a target it’s going to…

Spring Break on the Farm: Part 2

The first part of my vacation (well, really just the first day) was all about reorienting myself to what’s been going on around here. Spring…