I live in a community of giants, however, even giants need help sometimes. In the past week, in my little corner of the world, three of the greatest titans need our assistance. First, and very publicly, a man I consider somewhat of a mentor, and most certainly a friend George Smith http://georgesmithmaine.com/ shared his struggle […]
I love Thanksgiving. It is my absolute favorite holiday. To me, it exemplifies what Christmas should be. It is a time for gathering together, enjoying each others companies, and breaking bread. Christmas is crass and commercial, and although there is an attempt to commercialize Thanksgiving with Black Friday shopping and sales, at its core it […]
No two seasons in the apiary will ever be the same, this one was different in a surprisingly good way…
This was the first year we attempted to make hard cider. The equipment costs are minimal, and it is an inexpensive way to put up fruit.
We are not certain what our chickens do all day, or even if they are laying yet.
Fedco’s catalog is a must-have for any homestead orchard.
When going to the Common Ground Fair there are some things you have to do.
With enough labor and a few tools we can do anything.
It is a beautiful day on the farm today. 74 and sunny. There has been a breeze throughout the day, enough to keep any flies down and more importantly to make working outside enjoyable. We have had to take to closing our windows most nights recently, a sure sign that the first frost is not […]
You get used to sounds when you live in the country. Some no matter how many times you hear them remain jarring like the call of a screech owl. Some become part of the scenery and are soon ignored like the sound of peepers in the spring. Others lie somewhere in between the two and […]