peaks-and-valleys

Peaks and Valleys

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…
EssexCountySummer

Essex County Summer

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…
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…
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…

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…
Einkorn-scones-recipe

Einkorn Scones

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…