Farm Journal

The farm journal is a place to capture bits and pieces of our life and work that often gets missed or left behind in the general shuffle of daily routines and seasonal shifts. In agriculture, I am learning new things all the time and I appreciate the opportunity to share my reflections with you. Thanks for reading!


August Abundance

Rain, friends, rain! It is a drizzly Saturday in Bow and I am savoring this change in the weather. Even though it is not a lot of accumulation, we will take what we can get. This August rain brings a certain slowness and I am enjoying a morning in the house to think and reflect…

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Summertime

We are experiencing a heatwave in the Pacific Northwest and it is warmer than I can remember..especially for late June. Our fresh cheese production is in full swing, but this heat is slowing us down a bit and adding a lot more work. The animals are doing alright and we are keeping ourselves cool, but…

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We’re Back!

The lambs have arrived, the milk is flowing, and we are making cheese! Our CSA doesn’t start until June, but the farmstand is open Wednesday & Saturdays (9-5 pm) until September 22nd! We will have cheese, herbs, yarn, and frozen lamb (ground, legs, shoulder, & stew) available all season as well as copies of Jessica’s…

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A Winter Blessing!

It is stormy today and we are cozied up inside. True winter has arrived and while there is no snow on the ground, the days are short and wet and cold and we are all moving slowly around the farm. How are you feeling? How have you adjusted your holiday traditions to meet the needs…

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We Love Our People!

I talk a lot about the animals and the herbs around here, but people are a big part of our farm as well and I learned a long time ago that I can’t do this alone. However, sometimes it’s hard to ask for help and with our animals, especially, we are extremely protective. Running a…

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Time flies…

August is almost over! It’s hard to believe September is just around the corner and we are already preparing the farm for the off-season. It is also hard to believe this is the end of our third cheese season. I remember, not so long ago, when I was pregnant with June and dreaming about what…

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It’s July!

Well, I guess I knew this would happen. I was on a role there for awhile with Farm Journal posts and then summer happened. Once the milk starts flowing the days start flowing by, too. FAST! Since my last post, we have been in our normal (hectic) summer routine of milking, making cheese, and growing…

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