Real time

This afternoon, with all fed, settled, watered and no one needing me, I laid down with the eight puppies in…

Flipping Over Frozen Pee

Every season brings new adventures. One fine winter not too long ago, I found myself developing a new technique for…

MOOvin Right Along

In a household that already contained 11 dogs, a kitten, 3 tortoises, 2 parrots, a pair of parakeets and a…

Mud and Math

Math was never one of my favorite subjects. Not particularly interested in the relative speeds of trains traveling east or…

On Thanksgiving Eve

The door slams, over and over as John rushes in and out, trying to make our world a better place….

Snow Blind, I See More

The snow is fiercely beautiful in its silent demand that we abandon our restless, hurtling ways of moving too quickly…

Springing, Freshening

In the lexicon of farmers who spend their days with cattle, there are poetic descriptions. A first time mother-to-be is…

The Day Dinner Came Early

Looks like winter’s grip on the farm is loosening. The redwinged blackbirds are back, staking out their territories with their…

The Fifth Season

Our farm is situated in upper New York state, in the beautiful Mohawk Valley that features rolling hills, trees, fields…

Weeds

“I wish there were no weeds in our garden!” But as I plucked the offending plants, I realized that my…