Author Archives: Diana

A long, dry, spell.

It’s been a long dry spell. This week we saw our first rain in over six weeks. The last rain corresponded with my last blog post, so it must be time to write again. To be honest, these past few … Continue reading

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The secret(s) to succulent pastured chicken

It’s snowing today, we’ve got 128 peeps in the brooder–see them in their peeping glory here, we finished our spring cleaning yesterday, and I’m thinking roast chicken for dinner. (Out with the old frozen chicken, make way for the new!) … Continue reading

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The stuff dreams are made of

You might not usually think of winter as the exciting season on a farm, but that’s probably  because the sight of a very large truck driving across your back four acres billowing 9.1 tons worth of clouds of a powdery … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas at Glean Acres

I must admit, December 25th came and went in our home without much hullaballoo. In fact, I just finished wrapping presents today. With our parents in other countries and other relatives in other states, and without a T.V. and trips … Continue reading

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Top Ten Clueless Farmer Blunders from Season One

It’s December 10th. Our last market day of 2011–our first season as farmers. While we sold out of most of our goodies, we left loaded down with gifts of greens, sweets, and festive greenery from our fellow farming buddies. For … Continue reading

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Who’s afraid of Big Chicken?

Chicken has been in the news lately, and to be honest, it’s making me a little nervous. My big sister, ever looking out for me, first brought my attention to an article that came out in late July. Entitled “DC … Continue reading

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Enough is a Feast

Mary: “It’s time for our outing in the park. ” Michael: “ I don’t want an outing. I want to tidy up the nursery again. ” Mary: “Enough is as good as a feast. Come along, please.” Amir and I … Continue reading

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