I thought it was probably time to give an update about the state of our house-selling project. Except, sadly, there is no update. The house is still for sale. I’d hoped that we would have gotten an offer by now, that we would maybe be close to a signed and done deal, but we haven’t and we aren’t.…
Why We Switched to Reusable Paper Towels (and why you should, too!)
Paper towels are wasteful, bad for the environment and expensive; here’s how our family ditched them for good
Woolly Bears and Winter Forecasts
According to nature, this is going to be a cold winter; here’s what the leaves, the birds and the woolly bears are saying
Make Your Own All-Natural Granite Cleaner
A few inexpensive ingredients are all you need to make an all-natural and non-toxic homemade granite cleaner
Harvest Vegetable Barley Stew: A Perfectly Simple and Filling Fall Meal
Harvest vegetable barley stew is the perfect mix of hearty grains and healthy vegetables straight from the garden
Getting Ready for Autumn on the Farm
The girls are back to school, the garden is being harvested and preserved, and the weather has turned downright chilly in the morning. It’s time to start thinking about getting ready for autumn.
Homemade Apple Scrap Vinegar
Apple scrap vinegar is the perfect way to use up all the “trash” from your apple harvest, and makes a healthful and versatile vinegar in the bargain!
August 22, 2016
A bumper crop of apples, ready to pick sooner than I ever remember them being. I stood under the tree watching flashes of red and green drop around me, chanting “Watch out, watch out” as my girls darted between them, shrieking with joy, grabbing at the fruit as they bounced earthside. We filled mixing bowls…
August 18, 2016
Iris and I found an exquisite yellow garden spider (Argiope aurantia) in the garlic patch on the farm yesterday. She was huge – from toe tip to toe tip she was about the size of my index finger! Her web, accordingly, was about two feet wide and tall, with that beautiful and telltale zigzag design down…
August 17, 2016
Reading in July (as well as writing this summary, apparently) was painstaking, at best. It was a whirlwind of a month, full of camping trips, friends visiting, taking care of the farm garden and frantically trying to finish projects and clean the house in order to get it ready to sell (and we’re finally on…
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My name is Lacey, and this is where
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raising animals on our small family farm,
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