Thursday, September 23, 2010

ch- ch- ch- changes

Hey everyone. We apologize for the radio silence on our end. At the moment, we're getting ready to become new parents - around Thanksgiving we're expecting a baby boy!

Also, and with some sadness, we're putting the farm on the market come November. Our jobs are taking us away from this beautiful, special place and we'll have to hope there is someone out there willing to take it over.

See for details.


Joe and Sara

Sunday, November 15, 2009

a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

Autumn is upon us here on the farm, & mother nature has been profusely apologizing for the months of soggy awfulness by way of providing endless glorious days, one after the other, beautiful & just the right temperature. We've been putting the farm to bed: bush hogging, pulling up stakes & irrigation, mulching, sowing cover crops, putting in garlic & strawberries & over-wintering flowers. Generally slowing down with the season, responding to that old cue: time to work less, stoke the fire, and curl up in contemplation. We're looking ahead to a time of wizening, of rest. It's been a great year, if challenging.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009


Our first shiitake mushrooms! We're thrilled and hoping to be taking these to market this weekend. We're just figuring out how to grow these. One of our neighbors has a tree removal service, so logs are plentiful - we used oak and black cherry. Supposedly, oak is best (shii means oak or a kind of oak in Japanese, and take means "fungus of", apparently). YAY!

Our baby chicks: splash cochins (with feathery feet!), speckled sussex (old English rare breed), salmon faverolles, and auraucanas. And two geese: a (someday) breeding pair of Toulouses. From Cackle Hatchery in Missouri. They came in the mail as day-old chicks about 3 weeks ago and have tripled in size!

What's good for the gander is good for the goose.

Sara's beautiful flowers - lots in bloom for beautiful bouquets!

It's not summer without sungold tomatoes. These are our first. TO DIE FOR. Or, if you have a more positive bent, TO LIVE FOR.