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Fall’s Leisure Part 2
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      It’s been another week of gorgeous weather. Thank you! The air. Fall air is so crisp, so refreshing, simply  divine. The days are warm but not too warm and the nights call for a fire, just to enough to warm an old leaky farmhouse. An early evening fire in our amazing wood … Read the Rest

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Fall’s Leisure
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Indian Summer in October

Now that our schedule is more relaxed we take our time moving the cows, enjoying the landscape and hanging out with Jack, Buxton’s guard dog! Jack will be headed off soon for some winter training. He needs a few refreshers on how to be the best guard dog he can be. Michael and I worked … Read the Rest

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The Grande Finale!
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Buddy and Jill, Grey Gables Farm Managers

Buddy and Jill, Grey Gables Farm Managers Lately I feel like I’m in high school.  It’s true. It feels like I”m in the last week of the year before summer break,and I just can’t wait until that final day. That’s what it feels like to be at the end of our first year at Buxton. … Read the Rest

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Lasagna Gardening
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Cardboard covering soil over winter

We’re still harvesting carrots, spinach, lettuce, beets, winter squash, peas, chard, and collards from our kitchen garden but we’ve also cleared out old plants and began  placing cardboard over the soil and then topping it off with the great fertilizer from the brooder. The brooder, where we raised our broilers up until 3 weeks old … Read the Rest

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Fall Festivals
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  This weekend I had a great time at the “Heritage Harvest Festival.” It’s held at Monticello in Charlottesville every fall. Wow! I was inspired to attend because there is a wonderful seed exchange amongst gardeners. In addition to trading seeds there’s also  great food, music, and an endless variety of farmers and artisans, non-profits … Read the Rest

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Pioneers on this path
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Stonehouse Farm Volunteers

It’s really exciting to feel the easier pace as the season comes to an end. It’s staying darker in the morning so we’ve been sleeping in until 6:00 a.m. What a treat! With some wonderful volunteers we’re harvesting our “second to last batch” of broilers. We really  appreciate helping hands, new faces, a variety of … Read the Rest

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Turkey Harvest and farm visitors from afar
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Interns bagging turkeys

Oh, how sweet it is! Amazing focused, kind, hardworking Poyface interns helped us with our turkey harvest this week. Michael  decided it made more sense for “Buxton” turkeys (270) to be processed at Polyface with the help of 10 additional people. What a difference it is to butcher with a team of skilled interns and … Read the Rest

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Music at our local farmers market
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Michael, Don, and Cathy,rehearsing for farmers market

One of the nice things about meeting new people is sharing “liked” passions. Music. Oh, how we live for music. At our local farmers market in Hot Springs  live music is provided. Don and Cathy have a vegetable farm in Goshen. Once a month they play music at the farmers market while someone watches over … Read the Rest

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Good friendly neighbors!
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Local neighbors stop over to help out!

You know you’re in Virginia when your very sweet neighbors show up on a hot Saturday afternoon  to help out in the garden. Bettie and Donald have lived in Bath County all their lives.  Donald brought his bush-hog over to clear out the weeds in our garden area that did not get planted this year. … Read the Rest

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