Wet and Windy Spring Days

The weather here has been changing a lot lately and it seems that spring cannot pick between temperatures in the eighties or the sixties. The last storm that blew through brought this limb down from the Old Man that you can see in the background.  We finally cut this up but it was sad to…

Spring Growth Around the Farmstead

Here on our land it is the time when both planting and growing coincide.  Sprouts have pushed up through the mulch in some gardens while we dig down into dark earth to drop seeds into the layers of others.  It is a busy time but one that I spend all the cold hours of winter…

Daily Carry Around the Homestead

“And Nokve’s ship, with glancing sides, Must fly to the wild ocean’s tides, Must fly before the king who leads Norse axe-men on their ocean-steeds.”   After a morning cup of coffee, I left the house to walk dew-coated paths and let the animals out of their homes.  On my way out, I grabbed two…