Tag Archive: i’m a farmer?

Poop logs and nannyberries

Crabapples that we found out at Dawn Farm. We made them into crabapple sauce, crabapple barbecue sauce, and some are infusing in vinegar for the next several weeks.

Crabapples that we found out at Dawn Farm. We made them into crabapple sauce, crabapple barbecue sauce, and some are infusing in vinegar for the next several weeks.

My farming philosophy has changed so much over the past couple of years that it’s kind of funny to think myself a farmer. This farm is merely the container that helps the outside world (read: the reality of taxes) make sense of what it is I’m doing with my time. Yes, I work to produce food, but I’m finding more and more that I’m drawn to something a little less tangible. Do I want something that meets my needs and is viable for my family? Absolutely. Do I care about how human beings eat and about the future of our food?… Continue Reading...

Garden update.

There's been kind of a theme in my life, lately. Well, there have been a few. I have been focusing some on humility, which is never a bad thing. I'm meditating a lot on the whole concept and value of honesty. I've learned that honesty is a really big deal to me. And I mean like, ruthless, radical honesty- specifically with myself. I'm not saying I'm flawless in this area… I'm hoping to move in that direction, though. I'm also thinking a lot about goals and purpose and meaning in life- what's the point of it all?… that kind of thing. I mean, I don't have great words of wisdom to impart, nor do I have an answer to that question (lots of wispy theories, though…).… Continue Reading...

Farmer’s Market #1

Our first farmer's market was a success. It was not as busy as I expect it will be in the coming weeks, and even so we got loads of positive feedback and we certainly broke even. It was really fun- socializing and talking about what we do. My friend and I are sharing a booth, so we got to sit and hang out and share the load. It was great. 

We brought the kids along. I think it's important for them to be a part of the whole process. I do think we'll have to employ some strategy to keep them occupied, and perhaps keep them home for part of the time or something. We'll see. They were pretty good considering.

The booth. Our logo is hanging there on the left.… Continue Reading...

A mess of green.

I have seeds coming out my ears, soil everywhere, and living things all around me. I should be overwhelmed, but mostly I'm just excited. Okay, I'm a little overwhelmed… Big news for the week is that I applied for an LLC and got approved for a booth at farmer's market with some friends. I don't have my website up yet, but you can see me on facebook. It's not much to look at yet. I'm working on our logo, and hopefully we'll grow into a good family business over the next few years. We'll grow as much as we can on our little lot, and then plant some bigger stuff (winter squash and corn, mainly) out at the land. I'm drowning in ideas, but there are only so many hours in one day.… Continue Reading...

Life and death, again…

We've had an eventful few days. I've been working my butt off around here, and it still feels all unraveled. Such is this life I've chosen. It's like cleaning out a closet. It always looks its worst just before it all gets tucked away. Speaking of cleaning out closets, I'm looking forward to this colder weather pushing the projects indoors. I have fun plans! I am longing to do work on my new crafting space, but for today I'll have to stick with green tomatoes and sauerkraut. 🙂

I managed to do a DITL. I haven't done one in 3 years!

In other happenings, we've had a major chicken switcharoo around here. I'll start at the beginning. We got 4 chickens originally- two from an auction (before we knew better, those places are crazy!), and two older birds from a nearby farm.… Continue Reading...