New Growth


I have been growing my hair out for a LONG time. And during my pregnancy with Naomi my locks were glorious–healthy, full and shiny. Fast forward a couple months after her birth and I am losing it by the handful and it has turned dull and limp. So this week I cut off about three inches. … Read the Rest

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Hat Weather


Indian Summer has faded away and here in the Shenandoah Valley we have entered into hat weather. This temperature shift compels me to pick up my knitting needles and crochet hooks. Both the kids need new hats and even John could use a new topper. I cannot wait to get my hands on my new … Read the Rest

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Cow Days and Winter Grazing Schedule


Today’s post will not be for everyone. Those of you who don’t have cattle will cross your eyes in boredom. This is for those of you who have cattle and are practicing management intensive grazing. It’s been a very dry summer. Every day, we pray for rain. As you know there are several things that … Read the Rest

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Not Your Mom’s Cloth Diaper – Part 2


I have received several questions about cloth diapering so I thought I would do a follow up to this post about my cloth diaper experience so far. If you Google cloth diapering you will find a myriad of web pages addressing anything and everything about the subject including social networking pages about the proper washing methods … Read the Rest

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Balancing Farming and Schooling

4 leaf clover

It’s that time of year. As many of you know, I homeschool our 3 children. We started this year’s book learning on September 1 and it’s always a bit of a juggling act in balancing farm and school. I’m sure some of you are nodding your heads right now. (Notice I said book learning, my … Read the Rest

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“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…” Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 Early morning fog signals cooler days are in the not too distant future. As hot September afternoons usher in Fall, our first season at Briarmoor is coming to a close.We have no more chicks in the brooder, one less group … Read the Rest

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One Peachy Day :)

mm, mm, mmmm

[Disclaimer: So sorry that  my post is on a similar topic to this past Sunday's post! I wrote this before Sunday's was published, so I hope y'all don't mind a double helping of peaches! ] After being at Polyface over a year now, I’ve come to better experience – and enjoy! – eating produce in … Read the Rest

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In Season


Cooking (especially baking) really does bring me joy, just as the title of the iconic cookbook proclaims.  When you use in season, fresh, local ingredients, beautiful dishes emerge. We are in peach season in the Shenandoah Valley. I have canned 21 quarts of peaches and 10 pints of peach butter, prepared peach puree for baby … Read the Rest

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Farm Kids

Silly boys catching toads off Grandma's porch

Today I wanted to share some of my favorite silly photos of the Salatin kids on the farm. Happy Friday!

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