Spreading, spreading, spreading…


Springtime on the farm is buuu-sy! And, it means a lot of changes – cows, broilers, and pigs out on pasture, new calves, eggmobiles, planting seeds, annnd spreading compost… LOTS of compost – compost from the cattle and pigerators in the barn, compost from the rabbits and chickens in the hoop houses, and offal compost. … Read the Rest

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“It was Greek to me!”


Last time I posted (hehe – 5 weeks ago… Sorry folks, apprentice life is pretty busy…) I started talking about rabbits… Since then I have become entirely in charge of the rabbit operation and enjoy it more every day… I know you’re saying “That’s great, but that doesn’t tell me any more about the rabbits … Read the Rest

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Sewing for Spring

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Happy Good Friday! Spring is ever so slowly peaking around the corner. Winter just doesn’t want to let go this year. When my bulbs start blooming, hope swells within me that Spring is almost here. Soon the winter hats will be packed away for the warm weather months and farmers everywhere will wonder where their … Read the Rest

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Spring in Full Swing


With the most welcome change in temperature, life has gotten crazy busy here at the farm. Our first batch of chicks is already out on pasture with a second batch in the brooder. 17 calves have been born over the last two and a half weeks, and the hens are egg laying machines in the … Read the Rest

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Tapping Trees

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For the last two months my husband and I have been revolving our schedules around, maple syrup.  Harvesting maple syrup is a fun thing to do and it fits into a farmers life because things on the farm are a little bit slower in the winter season. Eric has been tapping sugar maple trees around … Read the Rest


Quilt Along Completed


Two weeks ago I posted about a Quilt Along that I was participating in.  April 2 marked the end and everyone was supposed to have the top of their quilt completed. I’m excited to be able to tell you that I DID IT! My Queen/King Quilt top is complete. Here are some pictures to catch … Read the Rest

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So Many Snow Days!


I think we all can agree the weather this Winter has been crazy. And just when I think it is about to change and the kids and I spend a lovely afternoon outdoors in 60 plus degree weather, BAM! We get hit with more snow. The extra cold days, a few bouts of sickness, and … Read the Rest

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On Farm Sawmill


Today, I would like to introduce you to one of Joel’s all time favorite pieces of equipment. The Turner Band Sawmill When Daniel and I first got engaged, over 12 years ago now, we decided to build a house on the farm. What you probably know about Polyface Farm is that it sits in the … Read the Rest

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Greenmont Farm


As I mentioned last week, I am now managing Greenmont Farm as a contract farmer for Polyface. Greenmont is located near Fishersville, VA…about a 30 minute drive from Polyface. At 350 acres, Greenmont is one of Polyface’s largest rental farms. My new position here started on January 3rd and Kevin and I moved in to … Read the Rest

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