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organic farmer and zinnias: word of the year is connection

The Year of True Connection

Every year I choose a word of the year: 2017 was gentle; 2018 community; 2019 was alignment.   This year it’s connection.   Not just the surface connection of social media follows and likes — but true, deep-rooted, honest connection. Pulling back the layers, diving into the deeper aspects of farming, mothering, running a business, and what […]

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The Summer I Didn’t Farm: what happens when we take a step in the opposite direction

I didn’t farm this summer.  Sure, I kept the office side of the farm going — sending out CSA newsletters, managing new sign-ups and bookkeeping — but for all intents and purposes, I didn’t farm.   Instead, I wrote.  I planned. I took my dog for walks in the woods while a new vision took form

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Say I Love You in Seeds

I started farming 10 years ago, never meaning for it to become my career.  I just wanted a summer job after college to figure out what I was really going to do with my life.   At the end of the summer, I’d be traveling with my boyfriend to New Zealand and assumed we’d move

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Winter at Good Heart Farmstead

Even the Longest Winter

Winter strode in quickly and definitively this week, with whipping winds that plunged us to 1ºF on Wednesday night, making this morning’s 20ºF feel warm, and the forecasted snow storm welcome.  (Even though it’s been 3 years since we moved out of the yurt, I still associate lots of snow with extra insulation—heavy snow years always

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