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female farmer cultivating in the field

Field Notes From The Pandemic Summer

“You just need to go with the flow,” Edge said the other morning as we tried to get a 5 minute conversation in before breakfast ended.   The lack of structure to our homeschool routine (or, more accurately, non-routine) had me frustrated and second-guessing just how possible running a farm while homeschooling really is.  Not to […]

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Organic potato and leek harvest

August Is Made For This

August 1st. Summer arrived so late this year that it feels short, and yet here we are: August. The time of year when we oscillate between gratitude for the bounty of harvest and the exhaustion of mounting work. I feel it in the length of to-do lists, harvest lists, and the number of items that

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Good Heart Farmstead

We Made All This Together

I gave birth to my son, Waylon, 6 years ago today.   We were living in a yurt, and the only farm structures were a sheep barn/seed house, woodshed/outhouse, and yurt. The only “running” water came from a frost-free hydrant in the seedhouse in the middle of the field, and a squeaky hand pump in the

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