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Farm Dog

Not too long ago every farm had a farm dog, if not two or three. They, like a barnful of cats, were assumed to be a critical part of the farm workforce. Call us old fashioned, but we still hold by this tenet that we need to have these farmworkers/pets in order to be successful […]

How you imagine the world determines how you live in it

Yes, we are running the CSA on Monday, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 10. And, no newsletter next week. Jack and I are heading to visit son Paul and family in MD. “How you imagine the world determines how you live in it.” — David Suzuki Agriculturally speaking, I think this is a really important thought to […]


Cleaning I am not sure if this is just a “girl” thing, but I get the extreme urge to clean up the house, the barns, the farm, etc. in the fall. But then, precisely because I am a woman who came of age when the 1960’s – 70’s version of women’s liberation was peaking (I […]

The Community Meal

As it turns out, I spend more than 10 hours per day either growing food and caring for its stewardship, preparing it to eat or put by, cleaning up after its preparation and serving, or thinking and studying and discussing with others how to do all of this better. And I am not even Italian! […]

Sacred Reciprocity

What an incredible week it has been. Each day has featured time with some wonderful folks on the farm. Here is just a small slice. Earlier in the summer, we got a call from Ryan looking for some certified organic piglets. As it turns out, they are in very short supply, because most folks don’t […]