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  • Goodbye, Ruby

    July 3, 2016

    Ruby, our production red chicken, died early yesterday morning. It could have happened the night before, also.  I wasn’t there and I’m no veterinarian or forensic investigator.  Whenever she died, she was already stiff…

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  • Late June, in the backyard garden

    June 29, 2016

    In my head, there is a very distinct difference between the farm garden and the backyard garden. I tend to think of the farm as growing the real food, the…

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  • Small, but satisfying

    June 28, 2016

    Yesterday Jasper and I made a quick* trip out to the farm to check on the progress of the peas.  I just knew some of them would be ripe, and…

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  • Late June on the farm

    June 27, 2016

    I think of this as the easy time of year – the calm before the storm.  Everything has been planted, everything is growing of it’s own accord, the weeds are somewhat…

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  • Gold medal tomatoes

    June 23, 2016

    I just ate my first tomato of the season.  In June. June! For some gardeners, eating a tomato in June is no big thing.  I’m pretty sure my friend Jenny of…

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