Well dang if that didn’t just take an extra long while for me to actually write again. It’s not that I’ve been just sitting around, watching the leaves turn pretty colors and fall to the ground, because I have been doing a bit of that. No, it is said that a rolling stone grows no […]Read More Lake Effected
Tuesday was a big big day. There were 6 people, a dog, 2 goats and most every single chicken at some point helping out. The 4 leggers and the birds mostly just crapped on things and knocked stuff over. Like normal. My hat in hand, I must thank Stephanie and John from Red Beet Row, […]Read More Mud floor gets a leg up
fine1 fīn/ adjective of high quality. “this was a fine piece of filmmaking” synonyms: excellent, first-class, first-rate, great, exceptional, outstanding, quality, superior, splendid, magnificent, exquisite, choice, select, prime, supreme, superb, wonderful, superlative, of high quality, second to none; More (of a thread, filament, or person’s hair) thin. “I have always had fine and dry hair” synonyms: thin, light, delicate, wispy, flyaway More noun very small particles found in mining, milling, etc. adverb informal in a satisfactory or pleasing manner; very […]Read More Everything is fine?
While I am the one fully responsible for this spring’s volcanic eruption https://trilliumcenter.org/2016/03/04/syrupocalypse/ I feel like I’m making up for it this week. I ran the soil through the 1/4″ screen this time. Luckily I had Leah helping pound the stuff into smaller chunks. That took a minute, let me tell you. Hanging in […]Read More Syrupocalypse be damned
This afternoon I went out back and cleaned up some fire wood we didn’t burn making syrup this year and ended up putting a scratch coat of cob on the cooker. Leah noted this evening that it’s almost impossible to get anyone to help with things around here if I don’t let anyone else know […]Read More “She thinks I’m rash”
My new (to me) inexpensive electric kiln was unable to get to temperature for the second time, in spite of having taken the electrical system completely apart, replacing a cooked switch and putting it back together. Which is just as well. The coils were spent. I didn’t buy the kiln (and a spare) for their […]Read More Accidents Happen
Sorry, that is an almost baseless accusation. I don’t know for sure that it was a raccoon that was trying to dig its way under/in to the barn doors. This has proved to be an exercise in futility in any case. But I do know that if the doors weren’t as well built and/or closed […]Read More WHEN RACCOONS ATTACK!!!
Today was the first day of the 40th year of the Conneaut Farmer’s Market. So said Jim. Today was also the exactly 2nd time I’ve set out my wares for sale. The first time was back in the early early 90’s at the Apple Butter Festival. Didn’t sell a single thing at that sale. Today […]Read More Market
things are still happening at the farm. Chickens are still squirting out eggs, the goat has pumped out gallons and gallons of milk. we are still exploring what to do with our abundance. Turmeric and garlic scape goat cheese is quite lovely. there is a tremendous peace in the daily rituals. I’m fortunate to be […]Read More On comes the long hot summer
So this happened Friday night. Drinks were spilled, stuffing flew. 6 grown adults sat around and cut apart and then sewed together stuffed animals with a 2 year old running rough shod over the works. I’m still awaiting word and photo evidence of a few of the monsters that fled the scene that night. A […]Read More oddities never cease