Ruthann was part of the StoweFarm work party last week.
We are growing, and what a difference more helping hands made last weekend. On a stunning November Sunday Stowe Farm Community members came together to plant over 120 new raspberry plants that needed thinning from a neighbor’s garden. With Jonathan leading the way with the rototiller, we planted them in a curve that follows the… [Read More]
Thank you, Peter and Kaylee, for a beautiful day of cider pressing, delicious apple cake, and for delivering fresh apple cider to each of our doorsteps at Stowe Farm! The ducks enjoyed the day too. They were flattered that the bird dog pointed and never took her eyes off of them!
This summer we started developing a multi-year land management plan for our solar field on the North side of Adamsville Rd. The plan is inspired in part by: recommendations in Mass Audubon Society’s Best Management Practices for Nesting Grassland Birds; by the ecological vision and theory for temperate climate permaculture set out by Jacke and… [Read More]
Quick intro/refresher about how to operate our walk-behind BCS tractor, a powerful machine that can operate many different attachments. Filling our BCS flail brush mower with gas ready for mowing pathways in one of our fields
The goats and pigs do entertain each other. We move the pigs often, but on Saturday we moved them and their house way on the other side of the field. It took awhile and the goats would have done it differently, but the pigs are so happy literally digging up their new digs!
Community members recently got together to add automatic ventilation to our “Mark Ward” recycled glass greenhouse. Peter installed a louver on the west side, and Lynn and TJ installed a fan on the east side. The fan operates off a thermostat and will automatically come on when the greenhouse gets too hot. This will… [Read More]
Four households form the chicken club. Today was Lynn’s day, and she got a full assortment. One of the ladies is still holding out, but we still have enough to feed all of us each week. This is a particularly sweet group. Nobody seems to get picked on.
*from “The Amish use tech differently than you think. We should emulate them.” by By Jeff Smith, The Washington Post, Feb. 17, 2020 It can often feel as if modern life does little to encourage healthy connections between people. The logistics of making a living and meeting core family needs combined with dispersion of extended families… [Read More]
I grew up in New Mexico and one of the many things I miss is the spicy, traditional food. In October in New Mexico you can smell the wonderful aroma of green chiles being roasted in the open air. And on feast days, the Navajo pueblos and in many households throughout New Mexico you will… [Read More]