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How it Began & How it Ended What a very full year. Overflowing in fact. You must have been busy during Covid lockdowns, telling your neighbors and friends about us. Towards the middle of March we noticed an uptick in orders that grew to an astonishing number by mid April. Packing hundreds of orders as… Read More

Frigid Morning   I finally regain consciousness from a nights sleep to be greeted by the red light from my alarm clock etching out the number 4:39 in the darkness of my room. Finding that the time is not sufficiently advanced enough to legally descend the stairs, I wait. 4:45am, only 15 minutes early –… Read More

Never seen your face. “I’ve never even seen your face!” – A customer. That is because I was ashamed. How can I share my passion with you when I’m so clearly not the poster child for healthy living? I’m smiling here and for the first time ever, comfortable and happy in my own skin. Am… Read More

Just park it for me. Ranch kids get asked to do a ton of things, early. Fetch this, hold this animals head, find baler twine. Use to using all manner of 4 wheel drive equipment, you have to learn a new skill set when you revert back to a two wheel drive van. Cole was… Read More

Duck, Turkey & Chicken Slivers of green grass are shooting towards the sun! The bare pastures already have a hint of green that grows stronger every day. The temperature topped out at just under 50F and we are shaking our heads that it is still February.  I’m sure we will have a few snowfalls before… Read More

Thawing….for Spring? We are not ready for spring. It isn’t as if we have any choice, but hearing a forecast of mid 50’s for this week isn’t the celebratory moment you would think. Living as far north as we do, you expect a certain amount of cold, snowy days and thus far, this winter has… Read More

What are Snow Days on the Ranch? Monday had us shipping almost all of the CSA shares out along with the regular orders. Snow started late Tuesday and on and off throughout the rest of the week. With no one coming, a rare thing indeed, Wednesday was a perfect snow day. The guys headed out… Read More

    Seesawing weather. First cold, then wet and warm. Today, the smells that are muted during winter – scents of moisture, rotting, and decay are in the air as we walk about. Instead of being unpleasant, it shows all the hard work going on. The compost pile steams after a good turning, all those… Read More

  Eating, consuming, nourishing, binging. So many words for fuel. So many mindsets on what is right, and what isn’t. Did you catch the latest?  Whole30 and Paleo are bad for you. In Defense of Real Food: a Paleo & Whole30 Dietitian Responds to US News & World Report’s “Best Diets of 2017” Yes, whole… Read More

Anyone watched any Russian movies centered around the Siberian winter? The lowest recorded temperature for them was -89F. With windchill, our nearby Whiteface Mountain was inching mighty close. Locally, -30 to -40F was the normal temp for several nights. Our week has consisted of running out bundled up in layers, and then either stripping off… Read More