January 13th, 2019 — Ice Age

Ice Age I’m writing a day early, while we still have power.  Tomorrow, my usual day may be too late. Or maybe not, the American and European models couldn’t agree on the storm’s path so I still don’t know if we’ll be just Biblical amounts of rain, enough ice to down any power line or… Continue reading January 13th, 2019 — Ice Age

December 30th, 2019– After Christmas

After Christmas The gift wrapping bags are all folded and stored for next year, the stockings have been emptied and I’ve packed all the food goodies away in a basket where I can’t see them so I can make them last and the pounds not gather on my hips. This morning I cleaned the chicken… Continue reading December 30th, 2019– After Christmas

December 9th, 2019– Diversity

Diversity There was a story from ABC news this morning on my news feed about the alarming loss of genetic diversity in farm animals.  Australia is particularly hard hit. Their inability to import new pig genetics for example means they have to keep their existing breeds viable because once they lose something it’s gone for… Continue reading December 9th, 2019– Diversity

November 4th, 2019 — The Orchard

The Orchard I think we can now call the collection of fruit trees we’ve added to the backyard an orchard.  Saturday we doubled its size when we added two apple trees, two peaches and a pear (again, partridge not included).  We already had two cherry trees, two peaches and a pear, so this adds five… Continue reading November 4th, 2019 — The Orchard

October 21st, 2019 — How We Farm and Why It’s Important

Here at Willow Farm our mission is: To grow good food that nourishes you and your family while simultaneously working to heal the earth. In order for us to achieve our mission we practice Regenerative Agriculture. Regeneration International defines regenerative agriculture as: a holistic land management practice that leverages the power of photosynthesis in plants… Continue reading October 21st, 2019 — How We Farm and Why It’s Important

August 19th, 2019 — Summer Update, August Edition

Summer Update August Edition We are done calving!  Ginger had a fine baby girl on Sunday while we were gone.  Not that she needed our help, baby had nursed and was dried off when we got home.  She, her mum and the other calves were curled up in the shade napping. Tom watched my back,… Continue reading August 19th, 2019 — Summer Update, August Edition