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What Really Happens When You Drop a Cat Off at a...

Yesterday afternoon, I took the short walk across my yard to the other side of our barn to take some pictures of my Concord...
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Covering the hoop house with new plastic (Spring 2017)

I thought it might be fun to share some of our farming activities today. Believe it or not, my husband has already been out planting...

Oops we did it again…Twins on the Farm

  It is a good thing they are cute, because they sure are a lot of work! Yup, we had another set of twins on the...

Secrets to Surviving the Winter With Chickens From The Chicken Coop

If you’ve kept chickens during the cold winter months before you know just how challenging this can be. Here in the Finger Lakes it...
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New York State Produce Auctions

I love auctions! They are a mix of shopping, social hour, and festive event that I just can not get enough of, and today...

The Bull Stops Here: A new pasture mate

While sitting on my new deck enjoying a hot cup of coffee, the quiet stillness of the morning, and the gorgeous filmy haze that...

Visiting the Original Family Homestead

So this weekend the family and I actually got off the farm. That's right, we got the corn picked and delivered and skedaddled out of...

Summer at Last: Making Hay while the sun shines

"Making hay while the sun shines," is an old traditional phrase, basically it is a reminder to make good use of your time or...

3 Super Easy Ways to Freeze Fresh Strawberries

So, I was told that this is the last weekend for strawberries. I hate when the strawberry season ends, but we have taken full advantage...

Corn Harvest on the Farm

Summer has winded down, and I have to tell you I am looking forward to a slower pace. But before  we can button up...

Freezing Sour Cherries

I think when someone mentions cherries the first thought that comes to mind are the sweet summer fruits, easily found at farmer's markets and...

Drying Fresh Parsley in a Dehydrator

A couple of days ago I noticed my herb garden was bursting at the seams. My two parsley plants are massive, I had to...

Wordless Wednesday: Discing

I have decided because I don't get off the farm much anymore to share a little of what goes on around here when I...
Young Alpaca eating hay - Home in the Finger Lakes

Wordless Wednesday: Alpaca eating hay

    I took this pic the same day and at the same farm as I did the Horse photo I shared a couple of weeks ago,...
Grow Your Own, Garden Planting Planing to feed your family

Garden Planning: How much will feed my family??

Today as I was digging in my freezer it occurred to me, I have slacked significantly in the "putting food up" department. It is...

Chillin with the cows

So, I realize this post may just  get lost in a sea of other voices who are just fed up with this winter.  But...

North wind doth blow poem

Recently while my father was in the hospital we sat chatting, discussing the weather and the unavoidable snowfall that would soon be making it's...

Late Fall around the Farm

It seems like in Upstate New York Fall could almost be divided into two seasons. The bright pretty fall: And the "if it is going...
How to dehydrate basil- Home in the Finger Lakes

Drying fresh basil from your garden in a dehydrator

Earlier this Spring I planted two basil plants in my herb garden, one Cinnamon Basil, and one Sweet Basil. They have been doing remarkably...
Rain Boots - After the Rain

Farm Friday- After the Rain

It has been raining here, a lot! I would complain about it, but it seems wrong after the massive lack of rain we had...
Hi! I’m Jennifer – a work at home, farmer's wife, mom to 3, living life in Upstate New York! I love sharing tasty recipes, easy do it yourself projects, and little stories of life on a farm in the Finger Lakes.

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