Bootstrap Farming 10 Years In

We have lived on this farm for 10 years almost exactly, since July 1, 2007. It is a long time. We came here so excited that first night and camped on the porch before my brother arrived with the box truck the next day carrying our bed. It was just my wife and I and… Continue reading Bootstrap Farming 10 Years In

First Time Buying Food In 2 1/2 Months

Yesterday we broke our run of not buying food. It had been going really since late February of this year. So I guess we only made it 2 and 1/2 months. Two and a half months we went without buying food from anywhere or anybody. That's pretty good. We don't plan on really quitting and… Continue reading First Time Buying Food In 2 1/2 Months

Sounder Sounds and Tiny Teats

The calves are a week and a day old. Their left over umbilical attachment is only now drying completely and coming off. It'll leave a small, open wound and we keep them dry in the barn. Outside, the barn lot is a sloppy mess. The cows and us their hominid disciples, trod slowly through the… Continue reading Sounder Sounds and Tiny Teats

Pigs Going to the Woods

Floating with just my nose and eyes above the water Hands folded behind my head Doing this slow bicycle with my feet Very little effort at all really I feel like I could go forever, maybe take a nap The nighthawks work in circles over my head White bands on their wings Long, sleek, bending… Continue reading Pigs Going to the Woods