I’ve just come in from my pasture inspection and I just couldn’t help but remember what things were like on the farm one year ago.  Baby Indi was just born (yesterday was his birthday) and Baby Michi was born in several inches of snow (today he is one year old).  Both babies came into the world in the midst of a winter...

As an Orthodox Christian I am blessed to have centuries of ancient prayers to recall for almost every act on our farm.  Monks pray as they bring their cows or goats in for milking; they pray as they collect eggs from chickens asking blessings on them for their contribution to our well being.  And although the bees are...

Last week I went out to the Aveda school in Brentwood for a haircut and the woman getting her haircut next to me mentioned about how she was trying to eat organically but didn’t know where to go to find good, healthy food.  Of course I piped up and told her I was an organic farmer and let her know about the Franklin...

It never, ever fails, somehow whenever there’s historical storm a baby will be born on River Cottage Farm and with a full moon to boot this baby had no choice but to be born in the snow. So after a week overdue, according to our records, baby Michi Storm was born last in the night and is healthy and happy, despite the...

 

A fleeting glimpse of Beauty The other day while I was alone on the farm I found a little surprise up on the hill by Narnia; a sprite little bull calf from Sweetie Pie our Ayrshire cow. He is SO cute and has such a funny personality, even then at the ripe old age of 2 hours! So of course I had run to the house to get...