January Ritual

It is about one month into winter.  This morning I found myself in a ritual that I do every January.  I got a blanket, a mug of hot tea, and my seed catalogs, as well as my paper and pen.  It’s that time to plan the garden.  When I sit with these catalogs, I see…

Community

I love that word.  I especially love it when people work together to BE a community, and create a better one.  That’s why I’m pretty stoked right now.  This week I’ve had preliminary discussions with another local farm to work together to provide homegrown food for our community!  I feel like I say this sentence…

2017 Garden

Everything is asleep on the farm now, except the livestock, the children, and me. The ground is resting.  The fields are brown.  My green garden is gone.  I got my first seed catalog a couple of weeks ago.  Maybe I just over-extended myself this Fall with doing a local theatre production, but I don’t have…

Strange Weather Brewing

Is it just here in central IL or is the weather really strange where you are? As far as I can remember, I don't remember such a long stretch of cool(er) weather in August. We've had temperatures in the 70's and 80's since last week, and according to the forecast, we should expect this for…