Category Archives: Farm life

Sophia’s 8th Birthday / November

In the days leading up to Sophia’s birthday, we did our traditional thing of making lots of lanterns.  Paper mache, mason jar lanterns, and I briefly considered trying to repurpose old coffee containers, but that seemed like too much work … Continue reading

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It’s that intensely sweet but short space in the year where our world is colored in  reds and golden yellows and oranges, and warm sweaters rule the day, and morning fires in the hearth linger on throughout the day.  Warm … Continue reading

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This weekdend was drizzly and quiet.  I cut lots of brush down and got pretty far on a pair of Christmas socks.  We got one of last year’s lambs as comfortable as we could in the truck bed, said our … Continue reading

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At August’s end

This month has been so, so full.  So many times I have wanted to turn to this space to update what has been happening, but time slipped away.  My brother moved up here during the first half of the month … Continue reading

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This is how summer in New England is supposed to feel!

Now that the horrid humidity has gone back to wherever it belongs, I have been super productive on the farm.  I’ve been moving fences, planting second-harvest pumpkins, helping my hubby to check/worm the sheep.  We’ve all been checking in on … Continue reading

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Oh, those baahhs!

We took the kids up to Storyland recently, and on our drive back home through New Hampshire, we stopped at an Icelandic sheep farm and picked up our new ram lamb, Blizzard.  We are hoping he will prove to be … Continue reading

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Summer stuff

I have been spinning, plying, and setting, as much wool just as quickly as possible…  Which granted, is not terribly fast, but still, I’m trying.  I’m going to make the kids Lopi (Icelandic) sweaters for our cold season, from our … Continue reading

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