Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bee Hive Intervention

Nephrology Researcher by Day;  Entomologist/Bee Keeper in his Spare Time. 
This has not been a great decade for bees.
And one person noted that some lilac bushes - that every other year had attracted hundreds or thousands of bees - have been completely quiet so far this year.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Earth Day 2016: Comic vs. Lyrical

“Compared to the naturalist, the gardener never fell head over heels for nature.  He's seen her ruin his plans too many times for that.  The gardener has learned, perforce, to live with the ambiguities - that she is all neither all good nor all bad, that she gives as well as takes away.  Nature's apt to pull the rug out from under us at any time, to make a grim joke of our noblest intention.  Perhaps this explains why garden writing tends to be comic, rather than lyrical or elegiac in the way that nature writing usually is...”
- Michael Pollan, Second Nature

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Photographs From Our Archives: Lambing Season

If it weren't for lambing and sugaring, I'd never make it through this time of year.  
- Reeve Linbergh, quoted in Richard Brown's The View from the Kingdom.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Meet the New WWOOFers

As you visit the farm, you will notice two new faces, Justin and Nicola come to us from Malaysia and Connecticut,  through the World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms program, and will be working here through the summer.

Many hands make, well, less heavy work.