Ramblings

The Hiatus

Oh my, it’s been awhile, hasn’t it?

The first frost of the season arrived during the night, covering our little farmstead with a white sparkling blanket of chill.

Warm freshly laid eggs are in my pockets keeping my fingers warm as I unlock the coops and head out to open the farm stand.  Each step is crisp and a bit slick with a thick coating of frost.

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chickens · Ramblings

Dandelion Sunrise

Sunrise.

A new day.

New Beginnings.

My favorite time of the day.

The shadows are long and dew drops glisten in the grass.

Blowing on Dandelions and making wishes, all things seem possible at this hour.

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flower farming · Gardening · Photography · Ramblings

75 holes a silver spoon and The Guild of Saint Luke.

It was a full weekend with friends and fellow farmers and various other visitors pulling in and out. Continue reading “75 holes a silver spoon and The Guild of Saint Luke.”

chickens · Photography · Ramblings

and it will pass

 

Grey.

Rain and snow fell from the sky most of the day.  It is cold and it feels raw.  Mostly it feels never ending.

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chickens

Chicken Yoga

On a not typical day, by 8:30 A.M.

I baked a loaf of bread and started a second one.

I baked a batch of cookie bars.

  I put beans and a ham bone in the crock pot for dinner.

I opened up the farm stand and set up the displays and filled the cooler with eggs.

  I met two customers and did a farm tour with them.

  I fed the dogs and the cats.

I let the chickens out to free range.

And.

I spent a half hour rescuing a rooster that had hanged himself. Continue reading “Chicken Yoga”

flower farming · food · Ramblings · Red Dirt Farmstand

Dirt Dreams and Sweet Potato Hummus

That wind oh my goodness!

  A Nor’Easter blowout for sure.  Thank goodness we didn’t have any snow!

That crazy ole wind blew and the trees swayed and snapped and the power lines went down.

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