Peaks and Valleys

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I haven’t written in a while. While this is partly from being incredibly busy, learning to weld, replacing brakes and rotors on my truck with a friend to save money, getting the farm readied for Winter, the other half of the answer has been partly from a lack of motivation. It’s all part of the […]

Essex County Summer

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Agricultural opportunities abound in Essex County, New York. Many farms are thriving and working hard in the heart and heat of the summer. From sleepy cows in the fields to horse drawn hay makers to building projects, farmers are busy this time of year to green up their banks and grass up their haylofts. At […]

Triple Green Jade Farm: a year in pictures

Stone on stone. A living metaphor for our farm. I’m sitting on my deck overlooking the Boquet Mountains. It’s dusk and the birds are performing a unique sonic backdrop I’ve not heard before. Possibly a mixture of new mating calls and conversations that is marked by this time of year. The orchestra has now finished […]

Soil Testing

soil-testing

In several of the classes and workshops I’ve attended, many of the guest speakers have stressed the importance of soil testing. After reclaiming several of the pastures that were overrun with brush and weeds, I can see that now we are getting more and more native forages coming up. In order to continue helping out […]

Hay School

hay school

“Make hay while the sun shines” is a popular phrase we all know and strive for and at this year’s Hay School, it was a topic covered from almost every angle. There were several dates hosted across the North Country and I attended the one at the Miner Institute in Chazy on March 22nd. Quantity […]

Oven Building at Running Stone Bread

Fresh from the 2016 Grain Growers Conference, I got the opportunity to view and lend a hand on the build of a special oven. I got to visit Adam Wilson at Running Stone Bread in his new location.   Oven Building in a Shipping Container View this post on Instagram Oven in a shipping container. […]

2016 Grain Growers Conference

In March I attend the 2016 Grain Growers Conference that was held in Essex, VT at the lovely Essex Resort and Spa. As a self-described “bread head” myself I was interested in learning more about this event. Initially I had planned on visiting Elmore Mountain Bread to learn more about their wood-fired bread oven and […]

Einkorn Scones

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Einkorn, German for “one grain,” is an ancient wheat domesticated over 10,000 years ago. Compared to modern wheat strains, Einkorn and others ancient grains like Emmer, tend to have lower levels of gluten while still possessing high levels of protein, minerals and antioxidants. With Spring in the air and things moving forward on our bread oven, […]