Uncle

Hey there. Long time no write. Yeah…well…been working hard, trying to find some sleep, enjoying the presence of someone new, beautiful and profound in my life, and also just riding the post-solstice, post-peak, post-energy of the summer phase (for me) as I navigate and look toward the fall, winter, next year, and beyond. The obviousContinue reading “Uncle”

The Rising

Good morning everyone– A quick but likely verbose note before heading into today’s market. A teary-eyed (after she left…) and fond farewell yesterday to Keeley (below) as she left for her new home.  Four other pups appear sold (two possibly leaving today and two over the next week) which leaves three looking for homes.  AllContinue reading “The Rising”

Chloe’s 2018 Pups

Okay–FINALLY–getting to posting these pics that were taken earlier in the week of Chloe’s eight pups.  So sorry–and thank you all for your patience. The reason there are multiple pics of Riley, Brady and Fletcher is–honestly–they look so similar and their differentiations are in such odd spots that I and others are still kinda trainingContinue reading “Chloe’s 2018 Pups”

Puppy introductions

The puppies (four female and two male) will be five weeks old tomorrow and that means they start to get blended puppy food, eggs and thawed livestock organs for the first time along with continuing to nurse. I tried to get some pics (unassisted) and this proved to be a folly.  They were in nursingContinue reading “Puppy introductions”

Christmas trees available

Well, though it is long past the time many folks get their Christmas trees I do have them available.  I cut three Norway and three Blue Spruce trees this weekend and have them available–$10 at the farm and $15 delivered into Traverse City (or nearby/in between).  Probably be great–so as to maximize the vibe ofContinue reading “Christmas trees available”

How to order a whole or half hog from Morganic Farm (pigs going in Oct 12)

Well…it’s the eve of the last month of the 2017 Sara Hardy Farmers Market.  Just eight more markets for this season.  Eggs are ready to go–just have to package up the last of them and get to bed. They’re calling for rain tomorrow morning between about 1am and 7am in TC–a little later out here. Continue reading “How to order a whole or half hog from Morganic Farm (pigs going in Oct 12)”

Pre-market thoughts for 9/20…

Good morning.  Just some thoughts before loading up and heading in… Evidently the DDA (if they are the ones who decide this) are considering cancelling or shortening in its duration the Wednesday Sara Hardy Farmers Market–due to poor turn out.  This is all I have heard and how I have heard it.  It’s an interestingContinue reading “Pre-market thoughts for 9/20…”

Farm Update for Friday, September 15th

Well, seasonal change is affecting many things here on the farm.  First and foremost egg production is dropping.  My chicken egg numbers have dropped to about half of what they were two weeks ago.  I think many of my chickens are now molting.  Small feathers everywhere…  They’ve leveled off but the fact remains that IContinue reading “Farm Update for Friday, September 15th”

Mid-Season Transitions

Genevieve and I have separated and are on the route to getting divorced.  There.  I’ve put it out there.  She has moved into town and I will be staying on the farm. What this means–among many other things–is that I have a severe labor shortage on my farm.  The 70+ hours per week of activityContinue reading “Mid-Season Transitions”

Lambs and kids

With all the new lambs and kids being born this spring it’s hard this year to keep up with naming them.  I came out to see the goats yesterday afternoon and was on hand to help Katie-Jane birth her first buckling.  She was walking around the pen with his toes and nose sticking out (perfect presentation),Continue reading “Lambs and kids”