The Hope That Lives In Black Soil

The Hope That Lives In Black Soil

  Today we broke ground.  I stood with shovel in hand, trying to make out the borders of the long forgotten garden beds, now just gentle hummocks, engulfed by Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens).  I leaned my weight onto the spade and felt a smooth, gratifying...
Let The Goat Rope Begin

Let The Goat Rope Begin

  We didn’t want to rush in, so we waited almost a month.  And we wanted to start small, this being our first foray into mammalian livestock, so we bought Nigerian Dwarf goats (they actually prefer “Nigerian Little People Goats)”.  We got a book...
Feeling Like Home

Feeling Like Home

Wow, we’ve transformed our new place into a bustling, productive mini-farm in three short weeks.  And what a crazy three weeks it has been!  Less than 48 hours after closing we brought in 7 ducks, quacking and cooing into our lives.  A week later, 7 laying hens,...