New Fence

Making use of these cool sunny days lately, Dave has been building fences. The pigs have plowed through more pasture than ever, so we are expanding. Dave cleared a strip 40 feet wide through a section of trees and rented a post hole pounder to put in 12 posts, stringing three wires two thirds of the way across our property. Every 50 feet he added a supporting post. For now, the wires measure 6, 12 and 18 inches high, but we can easily add more as our use of the pastures expand… Read More

Hope of Harvest

Summer is here in full force, and we are beginning to anticipate the harvest. I walk through my gardens in hope, enjoying the promise and anticipating the rush of putting up. Take a photo tour of a few of the plants with me. As a result of the kids’ interest in the American Indian custom of the Three Sisters, we planted corn, beans and squash (or melon in our case) together. This is the Long Thai Purple Podded Yard bean. Fisher’s Earliest Sweet Corn Kabouli Black Garbanzo The taller plants are Titan… Read More



We have some robins who made a nest in the eaves of the pigs’ portable shade hut. A baby hatched. And the¬†fledgling left the nest. I didn’t have the heart to photograph the mama cat snatching it for her kitten or the parents trying to persuade the cat to let it go.