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Chicken killin’ & September Cows

We processed the birds we raised for ourselves on Labor day, a few pictures of the grand occasion. Pete did most of the plucking while I did all the gutting and cleaning. The cows enjoyed their time in our north field. Quite a bit in fact. They’re calling for snow in northern Maine tomorrow afternoon.…
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September

It finally feels like summer in Maine, with autumn right on it’s heels. With weeks, yes WEEKS, of uninterrupted sunshine we were able to finish off the hay season on the 6th of September. Pete and I baled up 500+ over the labor day weekend.Coming this month:Sweet Potato Harvest! Chicken Processing! and of course more…
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Fifth wettest June on Record

The timothy is like broom straw… So I’m a better farmer than I am a blogger, which I believe is a good thing. That being said I apologize for the lack of posts in the month of June. I blame it on the soggy weather. Rain, gray skies, wood stove fires keeping kitchens warm in…
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Hoop House and Maine Sweet Potatoes!

Got our hoop house built and finished up almost completely on June 7th. Some sweet potatoes are in and more are on their way. Come by in September and we should have a whole bunch!

Springtime in Maine

Like you might expect Maine weather is never predictable nor dependable. Sunny days when rain is forecasted and rain when, well rain quite often. The pastures are still a bit soggy but the clearing/cleaning project for our east pasture is moving at a brisk pace. The cows and calves have been moved to a temporary…
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no sitting around

May 1st we got all those little lambs separated from their mommas. 48 hours of non-stop baa-ing. May 2nd and the asparagus is beginning to poke forth from the soil. two shoots for dinner tonight, more by the end of the week for sure. We’ve begun expanding the garden slightly – making more room for…
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12 months to the day.

After several days of upper 80-degree weather and even low 90s Virginia is finally cooling down, slightly. The journey north to Maine begins tomorrow and another 12 months of unknown. My time at Smith Meadows Farm carried its fair share of ups and downs, but in the end it was a good experience. I am…
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Return to Maine

After having traveled the states for a number of years working at various farms for various stints and attending artist-in-residence programs I am planning my return to Maine at the beginning of May. With sketch books filled with art and farm related ideas the second stage of Apple Creek Farm is about to start. There…
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