Farming at the Willsboro Research Farm for Cornell University


So just like that… I got a new job and I’m actually farming! The impetus to start living at the farm full-time was partly influenced by a new opportunity that was too good to pass up. I recently landed a seasonal job farming at the Willsboro Research Farm that is owned and run by Cornell University. […]

Living on the land full-time


With the recent sunny weather, I had no desire to be behind a laptop or indoors at all for that matter. Plus, there has been a flurry of new activities happening both on and off the farm. With the rain falling, just in time to end the drought and potential brush fire conditions, I’m happy […]

Going the Tiny House Route


In order for us to get on the farm full-time now we’ve taken some drastic measures. First of all, it’s a lot of gas driving an hour and 10 minutes each way from Saranac Lake to our little “broke down” farm in Willsboro. We’ve been doing long weekends of farm renovations by lodging at the Villa […]

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 […]

Sourdough Pasta Recipe

homemade sourdough pasta

Can you make a good sourdough pasta at home? Yes you can and it’s much easier than you think. We’ve been making this sourdough pasta recipe lately with a pasta machine and it is simply delicious! A Sentimental Pasta Machine “La migliore macchina per pasta! – the best pasta machine”, says the cover of our old […]

Improving Soil and Water Conservation


Concerned citizens have made the connection that our activities on this planet are woven into the web of life. Our actions can have serious repercussions both long-term and short-term if we’re not kind to each other. Some of the worst offenders are present in our cheap food system. You’ve probably seen photos of manure lagoons […]