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...
Wisdom From Wendell Berry

Wisdom From Wendell Berry

Our Work Starts with You. With the gentle caressing of another rainfall, chores done, cows milked, bread rising and most of the gardening put on hold, I’ve filled the French press with coffee and grabbed my morning reading for some further edification from Wendell...
What a Difference a Year Makes

What a Difference a Year Makes

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...
Narnia, here at River Cottage Farm

Narnia, here at River Cottage Farm

It takes more than four straight days of rain to keep me from my pasture walks in the mornings.  I pull on my Wellies, step out onto the patio and with the deepest breath I can muster I bask in the beauty of our farm. Balancing my piping hot cup of tea as I unhook...