These busy days

My, how these days have been flying by. All of our animals came this past weekend and we have been a little chaotic while getting settled. We have some kinks to work out in our pens and pasturing situation but mostly we are loving it. We've been milking Sugar and are...

Adding to the farm

I've been in a busy, preoccupied state lately. The weather can’t decide between spring or winter and my moods seem to swing right along.  But the sun peeked out after what seemed to be weeks of grey and the warmth beckoned us out to play. Kathleen wore her rain boots...

Creepy Crawlies

Mostly I really like having my own garden and it is so satisfying to eat a meal that we grew ourselves. Today we harvested our first broccoli and ate it steamed and buttered for lunch. We were all enjoying it thoroughly with the girls punctuating each bite with "mm"...

My farm girl

This morning saw me milking Hazel with a tousled little curly haired farmer in striped pj's and golden dancing shoes leaning on my knee, blankie and teddies clutched in her arms. "Are you goin' to milk Hazel?", she asks. At my "yes", she pulls boots on while hollering...

Opa

Dan's Opa (grandfather) died on Thursday morning. This is one of those times when our choice to live here in Nova Scotia is hard. At a time when we long to be with our family but when the life choices we have made don't allow us to. Our neighbor baled our hay for us...

When it rains

It's been dry here for the past few weeks. I've even had to water my garden and parts of my lawn is brown. When so many that we know make their livelihood off of the land and as we become more conscious of the work that goes into our food production, the weather...

Strawberry hunting

Sometimes in the busy and the hard days that life seems to throw at us, it is easy to get discouraged and to forget about the beautiful, simple things. These pictures are from an evening last week when we all experienced the simple joy of looking for wild...

It began with talking about a cow.

It seems that life lately has been an ongoing saga of awakening, wrestling and releasing. It’s brought a bit of silence to my written voice here because I find it hard to give words to the light and the every day happenings yet haven’t been ready to share the more...

What life looks like

These spring days have been full and busy in our home. Most days just seem to whirl by and I am not sure where they went to. With my computer being down for the last couple of weeks, I've not been able to keep up with the world of technology well at all which is...