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Last week it was in the nineties and I took the kids swimming for the last time this year. Last night I plugged in their space heaters so that the little people wouldn’t be awoken by the 39 degree low, as little people have a hard time properly employing a blanket. Fall is very much […]

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I realize I haven’t been much of a blogger this summer, heck, this year. Part of it is having two kids, part of it is being past that first year of living out here (not everything seems so dramatic anymore), but most of it is that this farm hasn’t been my story this year – […]

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I’d love to say that I kept track of just how much rain we’ve had this year, be that in inches or days with measurable rainfall, or even consecutive days of measurable rainfall. But I didn’t. So you are just going to have to trust me on this one when I say this has been […]

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About once a quarter, a local magazine or blogger comes to the farm to do a story about Will. Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband, but this doesn’t happen because he is just so amazing. This happens because people love food, chefs are now celebrities and local food, especially farm to table, is […]

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One of the added benefits to having babies in the Fall is that the six month, time to introduce solid food milestone hits just as our vegetable production ramps up. And what kind of homesteader/foodie would I be if I served Marie anything but homegrown, homemade baby food? Making baby food is very easy. Even […]

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The garden plot below the pond is separated from said body of water by a rather steep hill. A hill we had terraced last year (see, we did get a few things done in 2012). This year, thanks to the help of some WWOOFers, Ben has transformed it into Pie Hill. What’s a WWOOFer, you […]

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