• Simple Tips to Help Wildlife and the Environment

    September 10, 2018

    Now that the weather has turned toward fall, I see more and more wild creatures on the farm. Deer, of course, are everywhere, drawn to the delicious scents of apples.  I haven’t seen any bears yet, but I have seen seen their berry-studded scat in the upper field.  I even hear the frogs singing away at…

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  • A New Woodshed and a New Knee

    September 5, 2018

    I don’t tend to think of myself or Jasper as complete newbies out here on the farm – we’ve been growing things for going 15 years now!  But in the real farm sense of the word, yeah, we are complete beginners. Take our first woodshed, for example. It’s such a pretty shed.  Made out of…

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  • Seven Ways to Make Home a Magical Place

    September 4, 2018

    This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to see my disclosure page. Where does magic truly happen?  It should be in the place you love the most. Here are seven ways to make your home a magical place   Your home should be a special place to you and the people you love the most. …

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  • Planting Seeds: Gardening with Kids

    September 1, 2018

    This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to see my disclosure page. How can parents who love to work in the dirt make sure that gardening with kids is fun and enjoyable, too?  Here are some tips to help.   Kids love to play in the dirt!  Working in a garden, parents and children can…

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  • BeBe the Baby Barn Swallow

    August 17, 2018

    This is BeBe. She’s a baby barn swallow and my new little love, at least for a while anyway. I found her on the road down by our lower field on Tuesday afternoon, huddled miserably on the boiling hot asphalt.  I almost hit her with the car, expecting her to hop out of the way…

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