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Waking Up the Rooster

It is 6:15 a.m. and I’ve just come in from morning chores. Some mornings are easier than others and today was one of those days.  The weather plays a part, to be sure.  This morning’s balmy and drizzly 46 degrees … Continue reading

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applewood farm Photo Contest! (with Prizes!)

Since we opened applewood restaurant back in 2004, we’ve always featured the work of local photographers on our walls.  We have tried to find photos that showed images of farms and farming, and so far we think we’ve done a … Continue reading

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Poor in Farm; Rich in Friendship

In the summer of 2004, Dave and I were walking home from a seminar on organic gardening at the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn.  The farmer who had spoken gave out bags of freshly-picked lettuces to everyone who came … Continue reading

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Fun with Goat Kids

Now that the goat babies are six days old, they want to explore and climb on everything.  They have found surfaces to climb in and around their shed including, but not limited to, the milking platform, the milking stand on … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Goat Babies (gross pic included)

When we got Cindy the Solo Doe back in early April, she was already pregnant.  We were told to expect her to kid the first week in June.  Goats can be like clockwork when it comes to kidding.  If you … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain, Go Away…

We are on day three of non-stop rain. At first, it was really welcome.  It had been dry and hot and we needed some rain.  We just didn’t need ALL the rain that ever there was.  But we got it. … Continue reading

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Hatching Chicks: An adorable, and slightly gross, photo essay

About a month ago, we started setting aside eggs to incubate. Since our original flock of Rhode Island Reds was starting to thin out, we felt it was time to start replacing those birds in order to maintain a good … Continue reading

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