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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 | 7 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 | 17 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…

Spring Break on the Farm: Part 1

One of my favorite traditions around here–my “gift” to myself, if you will– is that around my birthday I take some time off from my…

Farm Adventures: An Update

A few weeks ago I mentioned that things were about to get real exciting on the farm… One of those exciting things was that I…

Adventures in Beekeeping: Year Two Begins

If all of the sink drama occurring two weeks ago wasn’t enough, in the middle of all of that (and a week after I expected them)…