July 6, 2020

I wrote this for Bill's dad's funeral earlier this week ~


 

I stand here before you today as a witness.  
 
A witness of the family I joined 24 years ago. I’ve seen ups and downs, ins and outs - heck - I’ve participated in many. Some I was welcome in, and some I, maybe,...

October 25, 2018

It’s that time of the year – the end of our biggest share season. Can you believe 22 weeks have gone by since your first box? Neither can we!

This is when we feel overwhelmed with gratitude for our CSA members. CSA – Community Supported Agriculture – is a structured way...

October 18, 2018

Yesterday midday Bill sent out the word – time to dig potatoes!

Liam was working on the new anvil stand he’s fashioning from a tree stump found along the hay field. Aidan was re-stringing the yellow 4-wheeler start cord because the original worn and frayed one gave way...

October 11, 2018

The rain is causing havoc for us . . . as for many farmers.

The pasture ground is soft, so the cows are limited to a small area so they don't step up the sod or fall and get hurt.

In fact, while doing chores a week ago, Bill and Aidan came upon Fawn, one of our Jersey co...

September 6, 2018

"And the rains came down" ... and kept coming down.

Everything is wet! We've experienced flash flood warnings the last two nights and have received almost 3 inches of rain since midnight on top of several inches from the night before. Schools in our area haven't had the...

August 30, 2018

It’s been rainy out our way, and authorities have declared a state of emergency in Richland County along with many other counties in southwestern Wisconsin. However, we’ve been lucky to avoid the flooding.

As summer draws to a close we are spending our time harvesting v...

June 21, 2018

Here I sit trying to write a newsletter, knowing children are unfairly and forcibly separated from their parents along the United States southern border under a new policy which our president is using as leverage for political gain.

How unjust and cruel.

I feel incredibl...

June 7, 2018

Every morning since Pixie had her litter of pups two weeks ago, they are the first thing I see when I come into the kitchen. They are flopped about in their box on the other side of the fridge seemingly drunk on her milk, and I’m compelled to stand and stare at them.

I...

May 31, 2018

As expected - spring on a farm brings a craziness all its own.

Animals are birthing bringing more mouths to feed and chores to do, pastures and weeds are growing, fences need to be made, fields need to be worked and planted, and our big season of CSA shares is starting.

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May 24, 2018

The current farm feeling is one of urgency and time passing too quickly.

The cold, late, and even snowy spring left us behind in the fields. It has been challenging to work the ground because of wet conditions. And the slow-warming soil hindered seeds like carrots and...

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