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Summer Berry & Kefir Ice Cream

Summer Berry & Kefir Ice Cream

When we embrace seasonal eating, we realize the special delight of berries! Where we live, local strawberries appear at the end of May, heralding in summer along with Memorial Day. Following in quick succession are gooseberries, mulberries, raspberries, blueberries...

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The Medicine of Making

The Medicine of Making

This blog was originally published in August of 2018 but is still so relevant today. We have spent much of 2020 considering how our time is spent - from the 5-week Slow Living Challenge to a mandatory worldwide slowdown. We have been rediscovering the simple pleasure...

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Swarm Season!

Swarm Season!

I was doing some things outside the barn the other day when I heard a very loud humming sound, and looked up to see a dark mass hovering over our bee hive boxes. I’d seen this before and knew what to do. Quick action was needed. Luckily I had my phone with me. “Joe,...

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Venturing Into the World of Indigo

Venturing Into the World of Indigo

This time last year we were honored to welcome Graham Keegan (@yesgraham) and his crew to our farm as they made their way from Los Angeles to Vermont, educating communities along their route about the magic of the indigo plant. As the DC area stop on the 2019 Indigo...

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May Book Club Goes Wild!

May Book Club Goes Wild!

As we make our way through the many changes wrought by this journey through the global pandemic, do you find yourself drawn to the idea of wilderness? When we begin to recognize a desire for a more slow living lifestyle, there comes a glimmer of awakening from the...

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Good “Slow Living” Reads for 2020

Good “Slow Living” Reads for 2020

Join us for the Slow Living Book Club, a monthly “get together” to discuss books that relate (however loosely) to our favorite topic, and one that’s gaining more relevance every day.

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DIY Fabric Face Mask

DIY Fabric Face Mask

It feels patriotic, it feels important, it feels necessary. We’re so happy to offer you a DIY face mask tutorial and custom-designed mask pattern (from Line & Tow designer Grace Brian with input from her EMT husband) for you to make at home with whatever materials you have on hand, sewing machine or not. We feel so grateful for the opportunity to learn something, use what we have, and create a tool to help keep our communities safe.

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Quilting: How Our Great Grandmothers Dealt with FOMO

Quilting: How Our Great Grandmothers Dealt with FOMO

We all know what a quilt is – or we at least have some idea. To some people a quilt is just a kind of blanket that old people have, to some, quilts are a Pinterest inspired wedding decor, and to others, quilts are a a physical manifestation of excited energy that had nowhere else to go.

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How to Dye Eggs Naturally for Easter

How to Dye Eggs Naturally for Easter

The tradition of dyeing Easter eggs goes way back, most likely even before Easter itself, to pagan times when spring celebrations included decorating eggs as a symbol of rebirth. For me personally, the ritual goes back to the sixties, a kitchen table covered with...

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