At Taproot Farm we’ve been harvesting vegetables, picking berries, gathering eggs and feeding our sheep. Since we arrived here a year and a half ago, we have thrown ourselves into building a farmstead. Yes, learning to farm, for us, is central to living a life that sustains us physically, spiritually, and intellectually as we enter . . . → Read More: Hospitality… naturally
Maybe it is the school teacher in Beth, but September 1st still feels like the first of the year. Here we sit on the front porch at sunset reminiscing about our very rich summer- full of celebrations with old friends and brand-new experiences on the farm.
The daytime temperature hasn’t cooled much, but we certainly . . . → Read More: Summer’s End…
Buckets and Buckets of vegetables have kept us busy, busy in the kitchen and garden these days!
It’s no surprise we’ve been tardy with our blog updates. We’re finding summertime involves tending the farm from morning to night- often closing up the chicken coop and turning off the irrigation with flashlight in hand. Not . . . → Read More: Buckets and Buckets!
Since we are building this farm from the GROUND UP… the last month at Taproot has been all about SOIL! Last year we focused on establishing the garden design and adding some soil amendments, but the crops were a bit stunted. When we turned the beds again in the fall, they Slooshed. “Sloosh” is not a . . . → Read More: Here’s the Dirt!
Tim and I just returned from two days at the West Virginia Small Farm Conference in Morgantown. My head is full of new ideas as I stare out at our dormant fields and garden beds. Everything looks a little different to me now- my lens is wider. The land is pulsing with potential.
It was . . . → Read More: Inspiration from the WV Small Farm Conference