Come Prepared


If you want across this bridge….
….you better bring cookies!

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How Weird


This strange blur of lights is me taking a picture of the school bus going by the farm. I guess school started today. I wouldn’t have known otherwise. I have no one to get on the school bus. How weird!

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  1. IMG_2918 August 19, 2014 - I Knew It

    I knew it wouldn’t be long before somebody else around here figured out how much fun it was to get on the four-wheeler. I just didn’t realize it would be a cat.

  1. IMG_2886 August 17, 2014 - The Four-Wheeler


    Behold, Ross’s ATV.

    I can drive it now.

    The ATV has been sitting here since January, and it was sitting where it was before Ross bought it even longer than that. It didn’t like starting. This past week, I had a new battery put in it and had the carburetor rebuilt. All the old gas was drained out, and new gas put in. Ross asked … Continued…

  1. IMG_2860 August 13, 2014 - Come Learn at the Farm!

    The cows are getting ready for upcoming workshops! They’re so excited.

    Can’t you tell?

    Open NOW for registration:

    Cheese, Bread, Herbs & Soap Retreat
    August 28 – September 1, 2014

    This five-day retreat includes two days working with all things cheesy and the family cow, one day of yeast breads, biscuits, and pie, and two days of expanded herbal workshops including a … Continued…

  1. IMG_2856 August 10, 2014 - View

    I can deal with that.

  1. IMG_2827 August 7, 2014 - Glory Bee Recommends

    I’ve been milking a lot, and making a lot of cheese and yogurt, so of course I thought I deserved a tiny bit of retail therapy to reward myself for my labor. (Or something. We talk ourselves into these things, don’t we? Hey, this stuff is useful!!) This is a Greek yogurt maker (on the left).

    I like it for straining yogurt because it’s … Continued…

  1. IMG_2807 August 4, 2014 - Fun on the Tractor

    I got to play with my new tractor skills a few days ago. There were two big satellite dishes in the yard that are not being used. I wanted them outta here. They are a pain to mow around, and an eyesore. And unnecessary. So I drove the tractor up there and my hired men attached a chain to each satellite dish and one at a time, I pulled them … Continued…

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"It was a cold wintry day when I brought my children to live in rural West Virginia. The farmhouse was one hundred years old, there was already snow on the ground, and the heat was sparse-—as was the insulation. The floors weren’t even, either. My then-twelve-year-old son walked in the door and said, “You’ve brought us to this slanted little house to die." Keep reading our story....

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