Beauty Interrupted

Beauty Interrupted

Beauty, in all its manifestations,  has always been important to me but the older I get the more it has become a faith, a yearning, and a guiding principle for my life. My great fortune is that the farm puts all this in crystal clear perspective, day after day. This...
The Making of a Great Cow

The Making of a Great Cow

It never, ever fails! 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...
Trying to Beat the Heat

Trying to Beat the Heat

With temperatures still hovering just below 100 today we are on full alert against heat stroke for man and beast. Part B of my fun chick hatching experiment is in full swing; now that I successfully hatched 22 cute little baby chicks in my new handy dandy incubator. ...
A Snowy Morning on the Farm

A Snowy Morning on the Farm

Well, it’s obvious that winter isn’t done with us yet. As I write this the snow is falling as soft as duck down and it looks like we have close to a foot accumulated already.  Poor St. Francis is in the garden bed as calmly and peacefully as ever being swallowed up by...