On Age

I long for the energy that comes with youth – even the sturdy utility of middle age. My nights are clouded by the dreams of vitality, productivity, by the joys of a life active.   Daylight falls and with it the pointed realization that last nights dreams will not be today‚Äôs accomplishments or even this week,…Read More

Three Years in the Making

What was once a novelty, is now the day to day life. The videos of families chasing chickens, or tilling their garden which were once a dream, are now the daily reflection – what once was inspiration is now education. What initially was a season on the farm has become seasons on the farm. Like…Read More

Firsts

It was a week of firsts. The first 70 degree days of 2019, the first ground being turned over for 2019, and the first tick of 2019. Our first work with an assistant. First things first – We brought in some help, and were able to get shelves in the Flower Shop. The Farmers Wife…Read More

A Season on the Farm, December

With the simple flip of a page, the calendar now reads 2019, and the first season on the farm is over. Whew. What a year. And yet, so much more that needs to be done. This was our first year, and much of our focus was on learning and building infrastructure. To recap our infrastructure…Read More

A Season on the Farm, November

The first frost and first freeze have come and gone, and now the warm memories of the summer mix with the fond hopes for next spring.  A sense of thanksgiving for the harvest, and a foreboding sense of anxiety for the winter to come figure prominently in each days activities.  Wood is being chopped, gardens…Read More