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Archive for May 2011


Once planting time hit, I swear three separate friends asked me if we were growing radishes.  While I’m sure there are several impassioned radish eaters out there, it’s not a vegetable for which I’d ever encountered much of any interest.  Turns out I hadn’t been out of touch, but instead that NPR’s show Splendid Table […]

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Every night after putting Alston to bed, I grab some sort of beverage (wine, manhattan on the rocks, tall glass of milk, whatever) and head to the back porch to watch the sheep graze.  I can’t think of a more relaxing way to end the day. Once the sheep head up the hill out of […]

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After all the rain we’ve had, the garden looks fabulous, albeit a little in need of weeding.  Here’s a veg update in pictures. Kale: Beets: Varied lettuces: Collards: Yellow chard: Purple Cherokee tomato (what, I have to keep you updated on our little loves): We’re dropping off lettuce, arugula and spring mix by the pound […]

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We kept changing our minds about adding new poultry to the farm this year.  At first we wanted more geese and ducks, as well as turkeys.  Then we switched gears completed and swore the only animals we’d add to the farm in 2011 would be born here (lambs, piglets, and any chickens we’d try to […]

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We no longer subscribe to our old produce CSA, but we’ve held onto the dairy share, meaning I get 1 gallon of milk and 1 pint of yogurt from local, grass-fed cows each week.  Sometimes the toddler isn’t feeling like drinking milk, or I go a stretch without consuming breakfast before rushing out the door, […]

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The more I blog, the more complex my feelings about the farm become.  For example, just today I was thinking about how it’s been a while since I posted anything about the ducks, those dutiful animals that provide us five lovely eggs a day and quack about the front yard as if it were a cocktail […]

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