It’s never dull or boring on the farm. We’ve got a list of projects a mile long and it just keeps growing. We’ve learned that progress is made an inch (sometimes literally!) at a time. We’ve also learned that nature will occasionally throw us a curveball, and no one could’ve predicted the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic here in our corner of the world. Nevertheless, we love it and can’t imagine being anywhere else.
We’ve removed a few old structures that had seen better days, and we’re slowly replacing old fencing. We replaced the deck and roof on the main house. Not coincidentally, one ongoing project involves clearing underbrush and cutting down dead or diseased trees. We’ve been working on the septic phase preceding building construction and remodeling.
We’ve (usually) enjoyed learning about all the animals and critters that prowl around here, and we’ve had surprise visits from a neighbor’s cows and a family of goats.
We were thrilled to find some wild edible plants growing around the property, including blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, cherries, grapes, asparagus, walnuts, and persimmons–not to mention several acres of apples! We’ve treated the garden as a science experiment as we’ve learned which plants love our microclimate.
We’ve slowly been accumulating all the necessary tools and farm equipment like a tractor, cider press, and Buck the Pickup Truck.
Stay tuned for more details about our projects here on the farm!