Category Archives: On the Farm

Goat Midwifery

Goat Midwifery When my goat was in labor, it reminded me of my own natural childbirth experiences. This story is a recollection of my goat Avi’s first birth on our farm, four years ago. No kids this year, but hopefully next year! … Continue reading

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A journal entry, the farm in April-May

The tables in the hoop are full are tomato seedlings and other plants for sale or for planting into our rows. The trays overflow onto the ground, before they are planted out into the field. Now the hoophouse ground is … Continue reading

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House in the Woods Plant Sale

House in the Woods Farm Heirloom Tomato Plant Sale The House in the Woods Seedling Sale is approaching! Organic heirloom tomato plants for your garden. We feature beautiful heirloom tomato plants. Other plants for sale as well–jalapeno peppers, eggplant, basil, … Continue reading

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A Hoophouse Spring

Spring is in the hoophouse! It may have snowed today but we are moving full speed ahead with spring here at House in the Woods Farm. The hoophouse is chock full of seedling trays–heirloom tomatoes, chard, cabbage, kohlrabi, onions, scallions, … Continue reading

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Farm visit

One of our Virginia CSA families came to visit the farm this week. Here are some of Rachel’s pictures. Thanks for helping on the field and coming to learn where your food comes from, Rachel and family!    

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Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom tomatoes!

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Watermelons

Nothing says summertime more than watermelon. Our kids are in charge of growing watermelons on our farm. They get more involved in the production of the melons each year. This year, one or both of the kids were involved in … Continue reading

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Homegrown Shiitakes

We spent one early spring day last year with our neighbors and my dad, drilling holes into logs for shiitake mushroom logs. With a hammer its easy to tap the spore-laden dowel pieces into the holes. Our neighbor’s five year … Continue reading

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Homesteaders of the Year

Mother Earth News has selected our family as one of their six featured Homesteaders of the Year. This article is printed in the magazine, which hits newsstands July 23. Community-Building and Self-Reliance: Our 2013 Homesteaders of the Year The 2013 MOTHER … Continue reading

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Oh, how our garden grows…

Oh, how our garden grows, let us share it with you in some photos. This time of year, Phil and I enjoy going around and peeking under the row covers to check progress. I can barely wait to start harvesting … Continue reading

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