The Shop

The Shop

One of the most exciting things about moving out of the city is space. Our apartment is pretty luxurious by New York standards, a two bedroom at around 1200 square feet. Its enough space to so that our coffee table…

How to: Making a Lamp and Felt Shade

How to: Making a Lamp and Felt Shade

When we originally toured our house with the real estate broker the dining room was lit by a magnificent chandelier of deer antlers. The lamp was unfortunately an heirloom and explicitly excluded from the sale in our purchase contract. So,…

Christmas

Christmas

  Holidays are back at the Farm and in full effect. My favorite is our collection of vintage christmas bulbs, I’m sure they are colored with the most toxic substances known to man but they look nice.   For more…

Rat Trouble

Rat Trouble

As the weather has gotten cold we’ve had set up the Guinea’s for the winter. We’ve added a heat lamp to the coop, a water heater, and have been stocking the feeder with a lot more food since they aren’t…

Garlic

Garlic

While most of our garden was devastated by bunnies this year, our garlic survived – and thrived. We planted it last September, covering it in old leaves, and it poked through early spring. We ate the scapes at the height…

Picket fence and a new garden plan

Picket fence and a new garden plan

This year the garden was devastated by rabbits. Within a 48 hour period they wiped out our brussels, spinach, carrots, broccoli, swiss chard, pole beans and snap peas – leaving only our garlic, arugula (no idea why), and onions. The…

Guinea Eggs

Guinea Eggs

We knew they laid eggs, but last year the Guineas didn’t survive long enough to mature to the point that they actually produced eggs. This year they started laying them right around the 4th of July. The flock of 18…

They are still alive

They are still alive

This year they are surviving. We had a little attrition after we first released them, a few evenings some of them weren’t smart (or scared) enough to come into the coop and didn’t survive the night, but we have had…

Another year, more Ramps!

Another year, more Ramps!

Another spring and this year the ramps are even more prevalent than¬†last year. While there are patches of them on both sides of our driveway, we are wary of over-harvesting so this year we ventured further into the property to…

Young keets in our collapsable pen

Keets

We got the keets a lot later this year, they did not arrive until mid-March. After only a few weeks of living in the house we have succesfully moved them outdoors. They are a lot more skittish this year than…