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Stories from the heart of Hawthorn Farm.

May 28, 2019

Dolly had her "What the heck are you humans thinking" look after a hard day's work cultivating onions in the rain.  That red tool next to her has springy teeth to yank weeds out of the ground.  Chiara nimbly handled the tool while I tried to steer Dolly right down the...

May 21, 2019

When someone gave us 4 teenage roosters, we turned the birds loose on the farm.  That couldn't be a worse fate than becoming cat food, could it?  

A Cooper's Hawk got one the first day.  Raccoons got two more a day later.

We kept an eye out for the survivor.  Someon...

May 20, 2019

I never understood the term "eye candy."  Until the crimson clover bloomed at the squash patch.  

Jenn and I spread handfuls of crimson clover seed last fall, hoping the plants would protect soil over the winter and add nutrients.  But now I think the real reason t...

May 9, 2019

When I go to milk the goats, sometimes one teat is emptier than the other.  It's rarely the same side on the same goat.  I'm suspicious.

Especially because two years ago I was hanging out in the goat pen when I saw Freya stroll over to her sister Pumpkin and take a...

May 2, 2019

The ponies tolerated my attempt at plowing the front yard.  It was a big pull through tough sod in tight quarters.  Chiara handled the plow while I steered, and no one's feet got run over by the plow and its sharp blades.

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