Thank you so, so much to everyone who has called me, shared my writing, send me job listings and donated money since my original call for help. I am so blessed it overwhelms me: better than being overwhelmed by the hard times!  I am able to replace my computer and I have a lot less … Continue reading THANK YOU

We’ve had a lot more sunshine around here lately. Enough to finally warrant setting up irrigation in the fall/winter field. Seeding and transplanting and cultivating in preparation for the new CSA season continues to keep us busy. When we have a spare moment, the new round of chickens keeps us laughing as they learn that … Continue reading


FAQ Nothing—not even genetically engineered organisms—makes me feel more sad about the state of farming in the public conscious than when somebody starts out a question, “I’m sorry to sound like an idiot…” There are questions I hear over and over again, and questions which annoy me a tiny bit, but there are no questions … Continue reading FAQ

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Every so often, somebody at the farmers’ market makes the mistake of commenting on how great all this rain must be for the crops. I do my best not to frown thunderously in response. It’s been an incredibly wet year, bordering on our wettest ever. After an embarrassingly long time searching for the exact measurements … Continue reading Rain, Rain, Go Away