Tag: permaculture

The Art of Poop

“Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.” Oscar Wilde           In 2007, my husband and I sold our house near…

Birthday Party in the Barn

“Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.” ― Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation We know we are there…we pass…

Right and Wrong

 “It is very unnerving to be proven wrong, particularly when you are really right and the person who is really wrong is proving you wrong and proving himself, wrongly, right.”  ―    Lemony Snicket,    The Blank Book “It’s not given to people to judge what’s…

Balance

  “If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes…

Becoming a Herd

Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. — Albert Einstein Ahhhh… the sun and its wonderful powers. The girls and I spent time outside today…

A New Kind of Farmer

  “A farm, by definition, is a departure from nature—it is land taken from its wild state and turned to human ends. But it is possible for a farm to learn from natural systems, to work with mother nature and integrate her patterns. A…

Milk

The Kids have Arrived

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”    ―      Ralph Waldo Emerson We arrived at Poplar Hill Farm yesterday at 11:30 am, after our six and a half hour car ride, to pick up our baby goats. We were travelling from Marengo, Illinois…

The Unexpected

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mohandas Gandhi My heart ached last night as I laid in bed thinking about Frannie. I tried rationalizing with myself that she is just a…

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

“Why did the chicken cross the road?  Here are three answers from the Poultry Project Blog: Ralph Nader’s Answer: The chicken’s habitat on the other side of the road had been polluted by unchecked industrialist greed. The chicken did not reach the unspoiled habitat…

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