One thing we maybe should have considered more when we decided to start to farm is dealing with our quickly and unpredictably changing climate. March this year was all over the place in terms of weather, way beyond usual lion/lamb analogies. We’ve had nights down in the teens, and a few days later a 75 degree … More Farming in a Changing Climate
Welcoming the New Year by looking ahead to what we hope to achieve on the farm in 2017. … More Farming Resolutions
Post focusing on one of the heritage duck breeds at Nine Yards Farm near Asheville, NC. … More Heritage Breed Spotlight- Buff Orpington Ducks
Across the creek from our trailer is a gentle hillside of woods where we decided to put our pigs. We call it The Drift (one word for a group of pigs). It is a big area- a couple of acres- which Henry has coppiced, clearing out the shrubby junk trees (tulip poplar, ironwood, tons of … More The Drift is Open!
I had a bit of a PR fail the other day. Every few weeks I sell baked goods at a local breakfast club, and a (very kind) lady came up to say my macaroons were the best she’d ever had and ask how I made them. I told her about whipping the egg whites and … More Marketing Honesty
Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. These are words I say regularly. It can help to keep perspective on what is important, that what we do most of the time matters more more than what we do once in a while. But it is easier to say to other people than … More Starting Imperfectly
This evening we welcomed some new piglets to The Drift (the big wooded paddock where our pigs live). They are four female Hampshires, all nine weeks old. The guy we got them from had been feeding them lots of organic vegetables (leftovers/rejects from a local farmer) since they were weaned, and they’re lovely and … More New Piglets!