We’ve been milking our beautiful Jersey cows for seven years now, and we’re sorry to say it’s time for us to downsize our herd. We’ve never been very big, milking at most three cows, but it has been enough to serve twenty to thirty shareholders in addition to our own large family. Alas, with Fort […]


It’s too early, but it’s been… what?  Two weeks now?  The temperatures have been so mild, we’ve been sleeping with windows open, and nary a fire needs to be started at five o’clock in the morning.  The grass is greening, and the cows are eating it.  The daffodils are in bloom, the maples are all […]

{p,h,f,r} Chickens and Walnuts and Things

{pretty} Chickens. My chickens. It’s been quite a few years since I tended any of the poultry. I turned that chore over to the children when we got into dairy cows, because the chickens are very low-maintenance. We’re down quite a few helpers this year, though, what with them growing up and doing crazy things […]

{p,h,f,r} The End of July

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