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Stories from the heart of Hawthorn Farm.

April 25, 2019

Or is it Steam Gunk?  Our compost-heated hoophouse is visibly warmer than the spring morning air. 

I love messing about in the mists of microbe metabolism. Nothing like a giant pile of pony manure to keep this place warm enough for tomato seedlings. 

April 13, 2019

Along with soil and goat milking, I think about property taxes.  Should I ask the county for help in preserving this place as farmland?  I'll happily take a reduction in property value if it means I can keep farming.  

I want to stay on this land, making more...

April 11, 2019

Pony-powered farm update: During the last sunny stretch, the team pulled my new cultivator at the rented farmland.  Duke and Dolly were rockstars, leaning into their collars every time I asked.

The next day the ponies were SORE.  Swellings on their necks where poorly fi...

April 3, 2019

Years ago, Paul Wheaton of Permies.com asked if he could film my chicken butchering process.  Little did I know this video would propel me to my 15 minutes of fame.  The video currently has over a million views.  Paul has to sweep through the comments section regularly...

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