Farm Blog

Stories from the heart of Hawthorn Farm.

February 25, 2019

Roger can talk me into almost any farm equipment.  He used to farm, and has a variety of interesting implements decorating his office.  I managed to turn down the 1940s tractor, but I was a sucker for the enormous copper essential oil extractor.  With a graceful Arabic...

February 19, 2019

 “They’re terrorizing my chickens,” said our neighbor.  His tone was pleasant and mild.

“If you need them to run away and join the circus, we can do that for you,” I replied.

So 6 Guinea fowl joined the farm menagerie.  Bob and I decided to test their flavor before...

February 13, 2019

"Never pay for ponies," says Dr. Laura as she gets back into her truck.  My sensible vet sees neglected backyard ponies all around the area.  "If you just keep your eye out, the right ponies will come along."

There is no shortage of backyard ponies and donkeys.  Bu...

February 6, 2019


Winter pares away the farm's non-essentials.  Do we really need every roll of chicken wire?  That cracked rain barrel?  Spring cleaning makes way for fresh dreams.  Previous experience suggests that summer will take more time and energy than we can imag...

February 5, 2019

One of my greatest frustrations is against my own human limitations.  Jenn in Hawaii patiently listens to my over-the-phone complaints.  "But I am grateful for my problems," I conclude.  "I wouldn't trade them for anyone else's."  Truly, my main dilemmas seem to be abo...

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