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Weather is notorious for messing with farmers, but 2013 was particularly bad. We finally got winter in late March in the form of snow that continued into early April, turning April into March, and May into what would pass for a particularly cold and rainy April on a normal year. By June, it was finally […]

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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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Other than some cold nights in January, winter decided to sleep in until March this year. We saw our only substantial snowfall here in Central Virginia – twice. I’m almost never one to complain about snow, and Alston finally got to use the sled Santa left him for Christmas, but it did feel a bit […]

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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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I honestly cannot complain about this mild winter.  Sure, I miss the snow for aesthetic reasons, and I know so little cold is bad for the parasite load in our pigs and sheep, but it is so nice not having to deal with frozen water every morning, I’m just going to block out the apocalyptic implications of […]

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