We moved.

We moved.

The last couple weeks at the farm, the garden started producing like crazy. I was so bummed to basically abandon it, especially after all the work we did, but it had to be done. We got a lot of great zucchini, green beans, and good lord, TONS of cucumbers. I pickled about 30 pounds of […]

We’re leaving the farm.

We’re leaving the farm.

I have some sad news, friends. On August 4, we will be leaving the farm and moving to the Charlottesville area. We are so disappointed that things didn’t work out here. The main reason we are leaving is that we can’t get a reliable Internet connection at the farm. Before we moved, we called Comcast to […]

Raising baby chicks – the first 10 days

Raising baby chicks – the first 10 days

When I was about five years old, we lived in south Georgia and kept a small flock of backyard chickens. We weren’t in a rural area or anything, a lot of people in our Lake Park, Georgia, neighborhood had some sort of animal they kept for food or milk or eggs or whatever. I remember […]

After the rain

After the rain

The weather out here sure is fickle. For the first week we were here, it was all bright blue skies and puffy little clouds. The weather was very spring-like: cool in the morning, hot after the sun got above the ridge, and then cold after the sun went down. When we do get rain, it sounds […]

How to make a compost pile

How to make a compost pile

Here on Bucklebury Farm, we are getting the garden beds prepped and ready for planting. Part of every successful garden is compost. We spent a little time establishing our compost pile – this will be the spot to deposit leaves, grass clippings, and kitchen scraps – all which by the magic of mother nature will […]