Keeping the larder full
Today, as we enter our 4th spring, our farm vision is becoming much more clear.We moved out here thinking it would be a place simply for relaxation and recreation, but very quickly that part-time idea evaporated and we decided to make it our permanent home.
Our dream is to create a more self-sufficient homestead- providing almost all the food we eat; a good portion of our household energy, all the while being much better stewards of the environment. A bonus has been discovering a vibrant community of like-minded people who share our passion for a sustainable life- we are learning so much from them! We feel lucky to be part of a community that works hard, questions conventional assumptions and doesn’t take itself too seriously (we laugh a lot!)
The warm winter gave us a jump-start on this year’s farm plans:
We introduced a new ram to our ewes in December and we are pretty confident that all 3 are pregnant which would mean baby lambs in May! The ram’s name is G.W. (after the 1st president- not the 43rd), but we call him “little man”. With all the new fenced-in pasture we decided to add one more ewe lamb to the flock. We picked her up from Church View farm in early March- just 8 weeks old. She’ll be called Mamie to continue the First Lady theme. She’s a beauty!