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Babies

Babies

The pigs are having their babies!  The weather is not what we’d hoped for at the beginning of April, but you take what you get in Northern Michigan.  Here are some of Sam’s pic.s of the mamas and babies. Two sows “bagged up” and ready to have...
Nature Deficit Disorder

Nature Deficit Disorder

We were talking with Peter Hirst and he mentioned this AMA overlooked disorder: Nature Deficit Disorder. We find that when children come to the farm, they delight in their access to animals, plants, dirt. They love, in a word, nature. I realized today what it means...
Ah, spring!

Ah, spring!

Our yard was very aromatic this week.  The apple trees are blossoming.  The lilacs were open.  Mark moved the compost pile.  It rained.   The neighbors are spreading liquid manure thickly.  I didn’t say all the aromas were good. Babies are part of nature’s...
New things

New things

Spring’s coming–really it’s got to be.  Even though everyone in this house was feeling the winter blahs today, we’ve got enough babies in the barn that we know we can be looking forward to warmer weather.  It started off with baby pigs.  The...

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