An early spring day’s egg collection. Different breeds lay different colors.
In these times of factory egg production, many do not realize that eggs have a prime season just like most farm-grown fare. Eggs are a symbol of spring and the Easter holiday for a reason. Spring brings longer days and a . . . → Read More: It’s Egg Season- recipe included
Especially in the gray and soggy winter months, it’s easy to get caught up in the day to day chores and lose sight of one’s surroundings. Seeing your everyday world through another’s point of view really helps to wake you up. At least that’s the effect these photos by our recent BnB guest, . . . → Read More: Through another’s eyes
Sorry for the lack of posts these past few months, been too busy with winter projects and planning for spring planting. Please follow us on facebook for more frequent updates.
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Postcards made their first appearance as an advertising vehicle in the United Sates right around the time our house was built in 1886. The first souvenir postcards printed in the US were created in 1893 for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Despite the rapid decline in the use of “snail mail”, postcards remain . . . → Read More: Postcards from our edge
Putting food by, putting up, canning, processing or preserving; whatever you choose to call it, the time is now. Another canning season is in full swing. Time to preserve summer’s bounty for the rest of the year.
This year’s projects include tweaking some of last year’s recipes and finding a bunch of new ones. . . . → Read More: Putting Food By
A few weeks ago, at the height of summer, it was hard to imagine sitting in front of the fire on a cold winter’s night sipping a simple digestivo, but that’s the time to start a new annual tradition; making Nocino. With my mind full of canning and preserving summer’s bounty, I realized I . . . → Read More: Time to make the Nocino
The back perimeter of our property, where pasture turns to woodland, is overgrown with raspberry brambles. For a week or so every July, these thorny canes are dripping with sparkling red fruit. The key is to pluck them for ourselves before the wild birds gobble them all. This year my timing was perfect and . . . → Read More: Wild Raspberries Make Tasty Jam
After pickles, strawberry jam has been the most popular item at the farm stand. Given the strawberry’s short season, I’ve been busy making more. Fortunately, there is a great farm on the other side of our hill, Bechdolt’s, that has beautiful, juicy, fragrant strawberries this time of year. This is one of the few . . . → Read More: Strawberry Jam
Friday, June 3rd, is day 21 and therefore hatch day for our two broody hens, Rynn and Jodie. Rynn is sitting on 8 eggs from my friend Amy in Maryland, who very generously sent 6 Marans eggs and 2 Olive Egger eggs for my broody hens to hatch. Jodie is sitting on 7 . . . → Read More: Countdown to more chicks: Updated post-hatch
Our first (very little) roadside farm stand opened today. Of course, there are plenty of fresh eggs along with jams, jellies, pickles and apple butter from the larder. There are also a few bouquets of peonies available. As the season progresses more fruits and vegetables will be added. It looks like the red currants . . . → Read More: Now open!