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Ducklings

Pask’s eggs hatched! They hatched on Sat Oct 15. There are 5 ducklings. So cute! They learned to swim the next day. See how Pask is lifeguard? Here is an interesting fact: When ducklings are hatched, the mother gives them … Continue reading

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Ducks on the farm

We just bought ducklings and they are very cute. We have four Indian Runners, two Cayugas,  four  Golden Layers and one Magpie. The ducks are one week old now. The ducks currently live in a little shed that I originally … Continue reading

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My new hat

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Liz’s Beet Chocolate Cake

Cake on the farm! We can do that, because it had our beets in it! So it was farm-grown cake, right? Liz volunteers on the farm but she works in her kitchen. She has a cake business called Another Slice … Continue reading

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Sweet sweet potato dig day

    It was a beautiful day for a sweet potato dig! The loose cool soil felt so good in between my fingers as a gathered the sweets. Thanks to all who participated in the dig today! We really appreciate … Continue reading

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Spice beauty

  Spice beauty…freshly ground mint from the jar of dried garden mint. The kids had fun grinding it and grinding it, but that killed the coffee-herb grinder…our ancient coffee-herb grinder is retired now. Also ground mint, nutmeg and cinnamon together … Continue reading

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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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CSA Cookbooks

CSA season has begun! It’s great to bring into the kitchen all these wonderful fresh greens coming in from the garden, but what are we going to cook? CSA members want to know. There are so many choices, its nice … Continue reading

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