• Merry Christmas Eve!

    Merry Christmas Eve! This time last year we were in the midst of a move. We had just moved the day before and were surrounded by boxes and chaos. So much has changed since then, but we still surrounded by…

  • Chicken Math

    Ever heard the term Chicken Math? I hadn’t either until I got my first chickens. It appears there is this weird phenomenon where you set out to have a specific number of chickens and through various reasons you end up…

  • It’s a…

    During all the chaos that was loose pigs, we also had our appointment to find out the gender of Baby #2. The appointment was scheduled right in the middle of Isaac’s nap time … on Halloween. That wasn’t my brightest…

  • Pigs…

    Something possessed us, mainly my love of bacon, to add pigs to the farm… I’m going to take a moment to remember how much I love bacon. It could be much worse, we have had them two weeks and they…

  • Big News

    We’ve been MIA the past month. There’s been a lot going on, all of which I plan to fill you in on, but the biggest news first…

  • More About Chickens

    After my last post, I want to be clear, I was not bashing the chicken industry. These large scale operations are a product of the world we live in. Families can’t grow and raise their own food in a normal…

  • Labeling Eggs

    I was recently trying to design the “perfect” label for our eggs, and this has brought up discussions about labeling and marketing. When you look at egg cartons in the store, there are various terms thrown around that most people…

  • Real Life and Little Things

    Sometimes I feel like we are in an endless spiral. Every time we make progress in one place, we fall behind somewhere else. We have been here 6 months and there is not one single room or project finished. I’m…

  • Surprises

    So this little farm has been full of surprises! The owners before us had been using it as a weekend place for years, and the land needed a lot of love. We assumed that besides the overgrown Rosemary bush and…

  • About the Land

    Since I introduced the current residents of bona terra, I thought it was also worth introducing the actual farm and its story. We first saw the farm online when searching for land, we ignored it because it was too expensive.…