Monday, July 21, 2008

Local view of the hills

This is what most of the hills around here look like right now. It has been a tricky year for hay. It seems like everyday has been a mix of beautiful sun with a shower or two. This hay is my sister and brother in laws. They sure have a pretty view. I think it's Pennsylvania actually, you can see a long way from the top of the hills around here!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Country Paradise

Take a walk with me at Small Graces,
it's night, and the moon is shining. You can smell the roses by the gate,
it's so bright you don't need a flashlight, and everywhere you look there are fireflies. It's cool, for a July evening, and it just rained, the ground is a little misty and the tiny frogs are peeping softly in the woods. The creek is gently trickling and the breeze is a soft breath through the trees. A new lamb is baaing by the barn, you are home.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Historic sheep breed on our farm!

Appleblossom is a Hog Island Ewe. Listed as critical by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. She is now an official member of the farm, look for more posts about Appleblossom as we go into the fall and
spring. She is going to meet a hog Island ram, and hopefully by April we will have lamb photos!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Potatoes from the garden

Here we have some small potatoes, fresh out of our garden. When you come for a visit, we promise your food is fresh and as seasonal and local as possible. Most of the summer that means right from our organic farm and garden. Quiche with fresh peas or green beans. Hash browns, or a scramble with heirloom tomatoes and chives or dill. I have to go now, I am getting hungry. Anyone think strawberry shortcake is okay to eat at 10:30am??