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…
unplugged

Unplugged

(Featured photo credit: Marcelo Graciolli) Right now I’m listening to NCPR on the radio. I have no TV and use the Internet mostly when I’m near a public WiFi spot in town, like my library. I used to be online…
tiny-house-loft-ladder

Tiny House Update II

Tons of snow in downstate New York and none up here in the Champlain Valley (aka the “banana belt”). Despite the crazy weather and lack of snow, this has allowed work to keep on progressing in the tiny house. A…