Rooster, Keep Your Head on a Swivel

Over the long holiday weekend, I gave two orchard walk/ farm tours. The second ended with four of us men standing around a pickup truck talking about all sorts of stuff: if we could grow good reishi mushrooms here, the fact that women can hand-milk cows better than men, how much more expensive organic feed… Continue reading Rooster, Keep Your Head on a Swivel


Where I Ramble About Chainsaw Work And Cutting Up Trees

I was on my way out to the woods, dragging a cart that carried my saw, chaps, fuel mix, bar oil, water, etc. and I checked the grafts that line the path, the pawpaws and the hickories. The hickory grafts are just two weeks old and have only just started breaking through the parafilm. True… Continue reading Where I Ramble About Chainsaw Work And Cutting Up Trees

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