A few years ago the farm planted 300 various blueberry plants. When we moved in they were completely overgrown in grass taller than me – for those of you who know me. This is a big accomplishment! The pigs rototilled the field and a couple of months ago while they still had some leaves, I […]
Branding… it isn’t something I ever really think of until I received my first order of swag from Vistaprint. I love swag and it is even better when it is something you created. I love everything about our farm logo. It is lime green, it is simple, it is easy to craft with (not tons […]
Mouth noise, it does nothing for me. Like a nail on a chalkboard the sound usually sends me packing. Not when it comes from these delightful little piggies though. I could listen to them crunch and munch all day. This week I took a few videos to immortalize these piggy little moments. Pumpkins are in […]
This is our first year starting out and I couldn’t find any established squashes on the property. So, that means we needed to outsource some this year. One thing I love about these guys is that they are true to seed. That means we will have lots next year. Plans include carving pumpkins, sugar pumpkins […]
Tonight we are indulging in a yummy fall favorite, beets! Grown fresh on the farm and seasoned with Ancient Method Balsamic Vinegar, grown and produced by our friends on the other side of the fence. It doesn’t get much closer to home than that!
This last weekend was our first taste of homemade apple cider. It was a delicious experiment! We snagged Grampa’s juicer and turned a few dozen apples into a few dozen ounces of pulpy, almost chewy, apple juice. Here’s some photos: The family agreed it was far superior to the boxes of apple juice to which […]
Monday we acquired two 5-month-old Kunekune pigs! (“Kune kune” is Māori for “fat and round.”) They currently weigh about 40 pounds, but can grow to 300! We had a lot of help getting their enclosure and shed all ready. It used to be for chickens, then it was basically left for weeds (especially giant stinging […]
I just finished setting up a MailChimp automatic newsletter. This way folks can sign up from our website, then be notified of news that we post to this website. Here’s how I did it: I installed and activated the WordPress plugin MailChimp for WordPress I signed up for a free account from MailChimp.com Created a […]