Tag Archives: farming

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 […]

Help Bring An Old Farm Back To Life

Help Bring An Old Farm Back To Life

Kimmy and I have had several awesome experiences as guests traveling abroad and working on farms in exchange for room and board. We made chevre in Brittany (that’s the photo you see above) and tended Icelandic sheep in Copenhagen. We used organizations like WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms) and we had good success […]

Taking Down A Silo

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You could say that the first major item in our farm renovation has begun with a bang! We recently took down an old silo because it was severely rotted at the base and just too far gone to fix. Tin roof! Rusted… The one on the right (that I point out in ) has long […]

The Glamping Garage

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Glamping (or glamour camping) I’ve heard is quite a big trend in luxury accommodations. While our glamping garage is not luxurious, we like to joke that it is! At this point in the journey we’re thankful just to be able to camp indoors. Any time that can be spent at the farm working in the […]

Full Diet Farming At Old Ford Farm

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I talked about some much needed inspiration in my last post and a recent full diet farming workshop has helped me “fill up” on practical ideas to one day apply to our small organic farm. Old Ford Farm in New Paltz, NY At a recent NOFA-NY event, Becky and Joe Fullan of Old Ford Farm […]

Bringing an old farm back to life

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When I started this blog well over a year ago I talked a lot about starting a small farm from scratch as our mission. Well now that we have this farm I can’t in all honesty say that we’re starting totally from scratch anymore. A more accurate assessment is that we’re bringing an old farm […]

Whole Farm Planning – Phase I

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With land now under our feet, I’ve embarked on a whole farm planning mission to see the bigger picture and gain insight into the living farm as a whole. Surely no small task and one that cannot be fully explained in one blog post. Rather, I thought it useful to share my humble beginnings in […]