Monthly Archives: May 2015

REALLY local food.

As I dash headlong toward my upcoming departure for another summer in the Michigan woods, I am so grateful for all the wonderful food we’ve been enjoying this spring. Case in point: this morning’s breakfast, almost totally grown/made right here … Continue reading

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Bee Charmers

Last year, local friends of ours convinced us to join them in beekeeping class at the county extension office*. And, as is our usual pattern of being NOT QUITE READY for new critters before we actually get them, right as … Continue reading

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A little self back-patting

I have to say, I’m really happy now about our choice of heritage Blue American rabbits, for our tiny rabbitry. Not only did we have a super successful round of mating (finally)…but after posting on CL, we sold HALF the … Continue reading

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On endings and beginnings

(This blog post is dedicated to the sisterwives. You know who you are.) This is always a bittersweet time of year here at the farmlet. While everything is bursting into fruitful life, I am, as I have for 20 years, … Continue reading

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Morning on the farmlet.

“In the springtime, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” ~Margaret Atwood Continue reading

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