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Really, Bird?

Late last week I walked into my house after a long day at the office. I’d just finished farm chores and was picturing how the…

What It Takes to Leave

As far as I can tell, the list of things it takes in order to leave the farm includes (but is not limited to): 1…

January 26, 2014 | 16 Comments | Read the Full Article

I Saw That Going Different In My Head: Fieldmouse Edition

Yesterday, while feeding the donkeys in the afternoon, this happened… When I turned the camera on for the second time, I thought the mouse might…

January 9, 2014 | 29 Comments | Read the Full Article

Baby, it’s (Really Effing) Cold Outside

For the first four days of 2014, I didn’t leave my property even once. Not because I’m lazy, but because Mother Nature unceremoniously dumped about…

January 6, 2014 | 15 Comments | Read the Full Article

Wildlife Interlude & The Last Lessons of the Year

Listen, just ’cause I drank one bottle of wine and sang a Christmas carol about my power tools does not mean we’re done talking about…

December 30, 2013 | 37 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Farm in Fall

This may be the single most beautiful Fall I’ve ever spent on the farm. Which now number, ah, two. But still… Beautiful. I took full…

October 13, 2013 | 10 Comments | Read the Full Article

Donkeys on the Loose & Chickens in the Road

Yesterday, I’m at work, an hour away from the farm, and I get call that goes a little something like this: Kit, this is your…

October 8, 2013 | 14 Comments | Read the Full Article

The First Loss

Today was the first real test of my ability to handle the harsh realities of farm life. I’ll admit, there’s a large part of me…

October 3, 2013 | 20 Comments | Read the Full Article

Around The Farm: Space To Breathe

These days, the air around the farm is crisp and cool. It smells like ripe apples and woodsmoke. Before I started buying houses and tearing…

September 26, 2013 | 21 Comments | Read the Full Article

Canned

So, remember that time I spent a month building raised beds and putting in gravel walkways and shoveling 3000 pounds of soil in the rain…

September 17, 2013 | 22 Comments | Read the Full Article

Garden Progress: The “Really? That’s it?” Edition

Saying that I’ve got a calm and understanding temper might be overstating it a bit, but I’d like to think that after a decade of…

No, You Don’t Need A Rooster To Have Fresh Eggs (And Other Things People Ask Me About Raising Chickens)

So listen, I’m still a novice chicken-raiser. Really novice. Like yesterday when we were supposed to get pummeled by storms and everyone was calling me,…

The State of The Farm: June 2013

A couple of days ago, as I was leaving for work, I noticed a coyote creeping around the edge of my property. I handled this…

Takes My Breath Away

Sometimes this property takes my breath away. As in, I fall off the step ladder onto a concrete floor and literally knock the wind out…

Half a Fence, Three Times the Pasture

Back when I had a crazy moment and decided to adopt my boys it was essentially the middle of winter and I had a.) a…

April 22, 2013 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article