Staging for Shearing

Friday, March 22, 2019 Tomorrow we’ll shear for the 7th time on the farm.  Gwen Hinman and the usual GREAT support team of knitters, spinners, and shepherds will arrive around 8:30 am.  About four hours later, we’ll have: About 180 … Continued

read more... Posted 3.22.19

Ides of March at the Farm

Saturday, March 16, 2019 Shearing is a week from today – Saturday, March 23rd.  It’s Peg’s favorite day of the year, and a great group of helpers will be here to help us skirt, weigh, and bag the fleeces.  I … Continued

read more... Posted 3.16.19

Chills and Chores

The wind honked all night, roof vibrating, vents flapping, an omnipresent whistle caused by I don’t know what pitched up high, disappeared, came back and rose louder. It’s scary and it’s not, depending on what you’ll let your mind do … Continued

read more... Posted 3.8.19

When To Jump

Peg recorded a podcast last week, and it posted today.  Click below to listen: WHEN TO JUMP She bought a special microphone for the interview.  It’s called a Snowball: Here is the Podcast’s description: Life is short. How do you … Continued

read more... Posted 2.12.19

Jackets and Sweaters

I read short sections from a long story in the New York Times about bringing flannel fabric production back to the United States to my mom who is six weeks in to her residency at a memory care wing in … Continued

read more... Posted 11.30.18

Fall Chores, Repairs, and Rain. Repeat.

Bad enough that we had to set the clocks back so that we can grope around in the dark at 4:30 pm, but the complete lack of blue sky in well over a month is killing me.  Mornings are socked … Continued

read more... Posted 11.7.18

Not Quite on the Cutting Room Floor

At the Norwich Farmer’s Market on Saturday, October 13, we spotted a camera crew wandering around interviewing vendors and customers.  Ashley Nicole Black, a “correspondent” on Samantha Bee’s FULL FRONTAL, was in Vermont doing a story about the Governor’s race, … Continued

read more... Posted 10.25.18

Night Sky and Rainbow

A professional photographer from New York – Todd Cerveris – is in the Upper Valley as part of the Northern Stage production of “Oslo”.  He found our website, came up and introduced himself yesterday afternoon, and shot these photos last … Continued

read more... Posted 10.17.18

Fall Activities 2018

I’ve been doing the farmers market for over five years, but last Saturday was the first time a fellow vendor came over to my booth to ask if I’d come by to castrate her accidental ram lambs born way out … Continued

read more... Posted 9.25.18

Jack’s Blog: The Visitor

She comes to visit, too often in my opinion.  The word on the street is that she is my Beloved Mistress’s sister.  She certainly has a similar tone to her voice and scent to her being, but she will remain … Continued

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