Tag Archives: Flowers

First Flower 2016

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Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) When I went up the mountain to check the springs I saw coltsfoot, the first flowers of spring on Sugar Mountain. Sponsoring Advertisements:

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Christmas Cactus Angel

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Christmas Cactus Flower (Schlumbergera)

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Memory of Summer

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Wild Strawberry Flower It was an excellent berry year again this summer. Enough warm days and rain to make for lots of big sweet raspberries, blackberries as well as apples and pears. In fact, this was one of the record … Continue reading

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Letter Regarding Vermont RAP Rules

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Shroom Flowers To the Agency of Agriculture: The proposed Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) rules in Vermont are going about it all wrong and will have many unintended consequences that are destructive to small farms and local agriculture without solving the … Continue reading

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Catching Hope

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Levitatus Hope considering her nails while she levitates above brothers Ben and Will who are spotting her in case she falls in front of brilliant foliage.

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Sows and Pigs Conspiracy

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Sows Meeting in Sunflower Patch Out on my walk I stumbled on a secret society meeting of seven sister sows. Obviously a conspiracy in the making – All of them were clearly gruntled. Better than being disgruntled!

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Sunflower South Field Plateau

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Sunflower Daze Sunflowers, sunchokes, pumpkins, squash, beets, turnips, mangels, kale, broccoli, radishes and tomatoes are some of the things we love to grow in our summer gardens. Come fall the livestock are rotated through to graze down the bounty as … Continue reading

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Sunflower Ark

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South Field Ark Surrounded by Sunflowers Our open greenhouse in the south field plateau is currently surrounded by a sea of gold and green – sunflowers growing in the winter paddock. During the winter many of the pigs sleep in … Continue reading

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Chicory and Sunflowers

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Chicory and Sunflowers

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Purple Thistle – Grand Rotation

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Purple Thistle (Silybum marianum) I used to worry about thistles and burdocks. That was back before our pigs. The thistles because while they are beautiful they are also extremely painful to brush up against. The burdock because they use our … Continue reading

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