Category Archives: Farm Life

This Week in the Garden: Late March

This Week in the Garden: Late March

Alternately, we could call this post “This Week in Thawing” because we’re not really outdoor gardening so much here. Not to belabor the fact – surely you’ve heard enough about New England’s awful winter, but, yes. There is still snow on the ground here at the end of March. Snowed last night, in fact (thoughContinue Reading

Some Pig

Some Pig

Fair warning for those of you who prefer not to read about animals that end up on our plates. You’ll want to skip this one. Also, pig farmers or other livestock farmers who have no patience for those just starting out who may still be too soft (this may or may not be me), you’llContinue Reading

Mushroom, Bacon, and Potato Frittata

Mushroom, Bacon, and Potato Frittata

For most of this year, we’ve been experiencing a bit of an egg drought. We’ve had hens since 2004, replacing them as needed – some have been lost to old age, others to neighborhood critters – chicken hawks, dogs, foxes, raccoons, and, we suspect, a fisher cat. Typically, we’re slightly ahead of the attrition, replenishingContinue Reading

Tiny Farmhouse Friday: Standing Your Ground Regarding Pig Mud Pits

Tiny Farmhouse Friday: Standing Your Ground Regarding Pig Mud Pits

A few weeks ago, my brother asked me if we’d be making mud pits for Prudence and Rebecca. My answer went something like this, “Hell no. If it rains, fine, they can make a mud pit. But I don’t think we’ll be making any mud pits for them.” What I should have said, had IContinue Reading

What to Expect When You’re Starting Out Pig Farming

What to Expect When You’re Starting Out Pig Farming

“You know your life is complete when your wife gets you pigs for Christmas,” JR announced to my great-uncle during a visit to our house this past weekend. After he made this bold statement, we proudly toured my great-uncle around showing him the temporary fence that would guide the pigs from their winter home inContinue Reading