Farm Notes

Microgreens

Microgreens

Today we harvested our first microgreens here on the farm.  We will be offering them throughout the year to chefs and home cooks alike.  We’re starting with pea shoots and tendrils, sun(flower) shoots, radish shoots, and dill shoots.  But of you are a chef, send […]

Market Garden

Market Garden

This weekend we started preparing our market garden area by spread silage tarps to kill and compost the grass and other pasture plants. Next spring, we will made 100′ beds in which to plant a variety of heirloom vegetables.  The perimeter and central paths will […]

New Production Greenhouse

New Production Greenhouse

Back on 29th April, the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Brian and our son William began bending hoops from which to build a long-awaited production greenhouse.  A little over a week ago, our oldest son, Jack spent two days here building the end walls […]

Grand Designs

Grand Designs

Ever since we bought the farm in 2011 – even before the purchase was final – we have striven toward a permaculture model.  There was (and still is) a lot to learn and to try.  But this winter, I (Nissa) completed a permaculture design certification […]

Farewell Ladies

Farewell Ladies

Today, we completed the dispersal of all our animals, our herd of Oberhasli dairy goats and a handful of sheep.  It was bittersweet.  These girls became part of our family in the Spring of 2011, shortly after we purchased this farm.  Every day for almost […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

New Years are always thought of as a time for new beginnings and resolutions.  Our farm is no different.  In farm life, winters are a little slower.  Short days and long nights mean the goats are not being milked.  Gardens are covered with snow so […]