You’re Milking What

You’re Milking What?

All good stories start “a long time ago…” which, when you’re a mature 23 years of age, eight years of hard work, study, and dedication seems like o...
You’re Kidding!

You’re Kidding!

Well, actually right now we’re lambing, but there is a “new kid on the block” at our farm this spring. And no, I’m not kidding—he’s a goat! The sto...
The Wearing O’ The Green 2

The Wearing O’ the Green

It might not be very green outside yet, but it’s the time of year for feeling green on the inside—Kelly Green or one of the million shades of emera...
Valentine Wishes

Valentine Wishes

All in the merry month of May When the green buds they were swellin’… Well, we’re not quite there yet, but the days are lengthening and the birds s...
Understanding Sheep

Understanding Sheep

Of all the barnyard critters, sheep seem to be the most easily misunderstood. Yes, folks will say that goats are liable to eat tin cans (though Lin...
They Came From The East

They Came from the East

On camels, bearing gifts? Well, this is true in the first Christmas story, but for life on the homestead in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, the wintry gift...
The Truth About Food Miles

The Truth about Food Miles

A farmer asks a small child, “Where does milk come from?”  The child responds, honestly enough, “From the store.”   It’s hard to blame the chi...
The Scoop On CSAs

The Scoop on CSAs

Maybe you’ve heard a bit of the buzz or maybe you have even been a member of one, but CSAs are becoming an increasingly popular way to build connec...
The Grand Molt

The Grand Molt

It has a way of creeping up on you. Maybe not for the barnyard fowl so much, but at least for their caretaker. First, the days grow noticeably shor...
The Glory Of Autumn

The Glory of Autumn

Folks are on the roads these days. Up and down the twisting, winding rural ribbons of pavement—stopping, staring, wondering. I know this because so...
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