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Author: Janet Galle

Farm Dog Stories: Patriots vs Chiefs

There were fifty-four seconds left to go in the Patriots-Chiefs January 20 playoff game. Pete had gone up to bed and for some reason, I was still watching. I am not a Patriots fan, but I had shouted up to him to get down to see this exciting finish. Time out. I glanced at the…
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Titans of the Forest

Winter quiet often inspires reflection and this winter is no different. These thoughts arrive during our daily work– feeding the animals, preparing meals or as we plan for the upcoming season.

Quills

This essay is from Two Farms: Essays on a Maine Country Life by Janet Galle. 2006. it is available at Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick or from Apple Creek Farm.           With the extraordinary amount of snow this winter, the wild animals in the woods around Apple Creek Farm are clearly impacted in their daily…
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Christmas Eve with a Shepherd

This essay is from Two Farms: Essays on a Maine Country Life by Janet Galle Published in 2006. it is available at Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick or from Apple Creek Farm. Originally titled, “December, 1992”           I went out to the barn this afternoon when it wasn’t time to do…
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Turkey Time

      Twenty-eight years ago one of the turkeys on our, then, very small farm got a reprieve. That isn’t going to happen this month for the 47 who, from their tiny poult days in the warm brooder, developed into full-grown somewhat elegant (for a turkey) birds. They have even weathered that unseasonably early snowstorm, a…
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