Farm Life Challenges

Life on a farm is always interesting and full of new challenges. When we wake each morning we never know what the day will bring. Over the weekend, we moved all of our portable shelters into their winter locations. We have a small shed which becomes our rams’ quarters and then we have a large 8 ft. x 16 ft. … Read More

Most of you know Emily as the creator of Vermont Fairies. http://www.vermontfairies.etsy.com/ Her fairy dolls delight children and adults all around the globe. Over one thousand fairies have been lovingly created, packaged, and mailed from our little mailbox to points as far away as Australia, Italy, and Greece. I would like to give you a glimpse into my view of … Read More

Autumn Harvest Autumn is one of my busiest seasons. We begin our home school year right as the garden peaks and farm chores abound. I find my days very full and I often feel as though I run through each hour of the day. This year’s tomato crop has flourished bringing a steady flow of tomatoes for over two months … Read More

Summer’s Harvest This summer’s harvest didn’t just include vegetables from our garden. It also included the herbs and flowers that grow in our meadows and along the road all of which were used for dyes! There are just a few skeins left in my basket which have not sold yet. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=11790&section_id=5009368

The World is Our Classroom As home schoolers we have learned to be very resourceful, viewing the world as our classroom. This fall we were blessed to find three caterpillars eating our dill. My son brought them into the house and put them in a large jar with all of the dill they could possibly eat and a stick. For … Read More

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