Category Archives: Organic

The Three “Rs” of Farming: Weeding, Writing, and Relationships*

*Reprinted with permission from Homestead.org, with the title Learning Curves on Rural Roads: Three Lessons for Every Homesteader. Way back in 2011, when my husband and I ditched our rat-race city lives to lead a “simple” life in the country … 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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Drinking the Good Life

We’ve been having a little too much fun these past couple of weeks. First, there was the Madison Farm 2 Table dinner down the road at Prince Michel Winery. I’m not sure which was more fun: Getting to hang out … Continue reading

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Bad fences make good neighbors

When my husband and I were first toying with the idea of starting some sort of agriculturally-based enterprise and brainstorming names for it, we played around with the idea of Good Neighbors. Because we would like to be them. While … Continue reading

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Pigs are cool, c’mon!

The title of today’s post was lifted directly from the subject line of an email I received from Farmer Ted this morning. He was bemoaning my lack of a post on his porkers. “Mmm, bacon!” was my default title for … Continue reading

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Grass. It’s what’s for dinner.

No farm is complete without cows, don’t you think? It’s like the song says, Where are the cows? There ought to be cows. Send in the cows. Or something like that. Luckily for us, Farmer Ted agrees. So throughout the … Continue reading

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