Wind and Wings

April 12, 2019 Last week, I heard a fluttering come from the wood stove in our home as Russell, Casey, and I were playing gin rummy.  We went over to investigate and saw a little [...]

By | April 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Autumn morning

November 3, 2018 Saturday morning on an unapologetically autumn day.  Cold wet grass shaded by trees with every shade of yellow, orange, and red represented.  Some trees are already bare as we have had some [...]

By | November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Winter Chores

1/23/18 Our first winter with animals brings some new experiences keeping livestock.  The methods and practices we use now, in my mind, are small iterations of our long trajectory of daily care, though when explaining [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|


12/3/2017 Last month, Scout was diagnosed with cancer, and we made the choice to end her life peacefully, in the gazebo with our veterinarian.  This is the eulogy I wrote for her that day, and [...]

By | December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

First frost

10/26/17 We woke up today to Beckett announcing “It’s the first frost! And it’s awesome!”  The grass and roof were frosted white, reflecting the morning sun.  Beckett and Casey had made a couch nest on [...]

By | October 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Life Cycles

Began writing on May 25, 2017 I finally had a chance to try out the roller crimper, a new tractor implement that I was excited to use.  The winter rye and other cover crops we’ve [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|