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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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It’s been a while is a bit of an understatement, but so is my excuse… We’ve been busy. The Whiskey Jar has been an absolute success, but that dilemma of plenty left Will with little time for anything else, sleep included, so the farm went on the back burner this season. I spent the year […]

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Where do I even begin?  In June of 2010 we moved to Esmont to start this little experiment in farm to table living.  At the time, everyone we knew was shocked that I made the move.  Not we, but me specifically.  When confronted directly, I assured folks that I was the one that actually found […]

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The week leading up to Christmas Tree Day (something we like to celebrate the Saturday a full week after Thanksgiving), Alston would cheer from the back of the car whenever he saw a house decked in lights.  “Look, Mama – CHRISTMAS TREE!!!  When we get our Christmas Tree?  Oh, I know, it’s still Growing.”  Dude, […]

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What do you do with all those chicken and turkey feathers, you ask?  Simple, turn them into your child’s Halloween costume. Will gets all the credit for both conceptualizing and constructing this one.  Nice work, husband!

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Almost everything about farming involves reproduction.  We plant seeds, we breed livestock, we gather eggs and fruit.  Which means that if you happen to be trying to get pregnant while living on a farm, your world is ripe with metaphors to over analyze or ignore as you see fit. Birth control was abandoned in February, […]

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