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!

Staying At Home-Part Two

At this point I am not sure how many parts this series will have, but I am excited to get back to a regular writing and posting schedule in the Farm Journal. I was going to call these posts “Lambing During A Pandemic,” but considering that social distancing and self-isolation practices could mark our entire…

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We’re Hiring!

Join our team for the 2020 season! We are looking for 2 Farmer’s Market Associates to help sell our cheese, herbs, and yarn! The season runs from May to October and our markets are Saturdays and Sundays. There are opportunities mid-week to help with field and farm work as well. Email for an application:

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Gratitude List

Yesterday, as we were getting ready for Thanksgiving, I asked the girls what was on their gratitude list. “What’s gwatitude?” June asked. “It is what you are thankful for,” I replied. “It is all the things in your life that you love and appreciate.” They both thought about it. To my delight, the first thing…

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Days Like These

We have had a blissful beginning to November. Don’t get me wrong, it’s been cold! However, this string of sunny, clear days has also been quite magical too. And the sunsets! I appreciate the clarity that November brings. For me the dark, shorter days are a chance to review and reflect. Take stock of what…

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It’s Fall!

As we shift into “official” fall, I am feeling grateful for a full summer. The Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival was last weekend and Dean and I had a great time! We are winding down our milk and cheese production right now and it’s bittersweet. The sheep will get a rest from milking for the winter…

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Mid-Summer Check-In

Hey there! I am writing this post because it’s August on Thursday, which means that July is almost over, which means this season is flying by! It’s time to do a little check-in: FAMILY: It’s been hectic here, but I appreciate working so close to home in the summertime. Our girls are now 4 and…

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Sheep and Soil Health

The sheep have taken over the farm! People have heard me say this a lot, and it’s true. We started out with a handful of “pet” sheep, re-homed from a retiring cheesemaker, and now we have a grade A dairy and creamery. We have transitioned out of wholesale vegetables, but we are still growing a…

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