Category Archives: On the Farm

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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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. I have plenty of peppers, eggplant, basil and some other plants to offer as well. More details on … Continue reading

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Frederick Mag article

Check out the March edition of Frederick Magazine for a House in the Woods sighting, in the article titled “Waste Not, Want Not”. I am quoted talking about the way we can make use of vegetables that are not picture … Continue reading

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Blogging for Mother Earth News

I’ve got big news! And a big cabbage! Ilene is blogging for Mother Earth News. And I’ll keep on writing right here, on the ol home page. The best way to see links to both, is on our Facebook … Continue reading

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I ventured off the fields and out of the kitchen and out of the woods today, doing some long-overdue errands. So I’m in Office Depot and they don’t sell a regular old style phone with a cord. The Office Depot … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Planting Parties

We will be planting many rows of Sweet Potato slips this weekend. Its easy planting and will make for a fun crop mob. This is a great chance for something fun to do in the sunshine, get into the fields … Continue reading

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Kids on the farm

 Kids on the farm…goat kids, that is! The first week of April we welcomed triplet goat kids to the farm. Our Alpine dairy goat, Avanell, gave birth to the triplets. Two females and a male. I seemed to block out … Continue reading

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A glimpse at the greenhouse

It’s time for my favorite job on the farm, working in the greenhouse. I love baby seeds. I love baby goats (coming soon!) and baby kids (growing fast!) and baby giraffes (such long necks!), and I also love baby seeds. … Continue reading

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To do: Play in the mud

  Spring play in the garden at its best. The funny part is that this young lady came by with her mom to drop something off… and this is what they got into! Doesn’t she look perfectly into it? Noah … Continue reading

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