How To Plant an Orchard (with adorable farmers)

I had an adorable work crew yesterday on Pumpkin Hollow Farm.  Our mission was to plant trees.  Apple, plum, and apricot trees to be exact. “Can we climb the trees?” the younger ones asked. “Maybe your kids will be able to climb the trees!” I responded. That certainly seemed a long time away for my young farm hands. We live on the property with our landlords, us in the little, old homestead that was built here one hundred and ten years ago.  They are sweet enough to let us farm this property.  We would like to stay here a very long time.  … Continue reading How To Plant an Orchard (with adorable farmers)

An Ordinary Day on the Farm

A new day.  I breathe in the fresh air with thanksgiving. Today’s to-do list: Pick up granddaughter so she can play at Grammie and Papa’s house while Mama is at work. Dig big holes in four places and plant fruit trees. Check on seedlings.  Move larger pots if they are not getting enough sun. Remove debris from garden.  Five young volunteers are coming Saturday to help me design garden beds. Bottle feed lambs three times today.  Rough work. Take goats for a walk. Spend time with my daughter, Shyanne, who has just moved back home.  It is delightful to have … Continue reading An Ordinary Day on the Farm