A Christmas Miracle

A Christmas Miracle

As Christmas miracles go, this one doesn’t really rate up there with near escapes, unlikely healings or sightings of celestial beings, but it’s a part of our family lore We’d had our usual Christmas morning, the culmination of weeks and weeks of excitement. Santa...

The Promise of the Solstice

The Promise of the Solstice

Today is the winter solstice here in the northern hemisphere, that point in the year when the ever increasing darkness is in a single instant reversed and the light begins its gradual return. We’re scarcely able to notice this in our powered up, climate controlled...

A Guide to Slow “Giving”

A Guide to Slow “Giving”

Holiday time! We love it, all the family and friends, food, gatherings, music, traditions--all the warm fuzzy stuff. And yes, we also love the gift giving. We love it so much that we’ve turned it into a juggernaut of excess and waste that affects us in so many...

A Good Price

A Good Price

What do we think when we say something is “a good price”?   We usually take it to mean an item can be bought for less than its actual worth. In other words, it’s good for the consumer, who enjoys a net gain on a particular item. It’s an incentive, the driving force in...

And so it begins…

WE DID IT! Our Kickstarter ended this morning with over $51K! We’ve been saying it for weeks now and we’ll say it again and again, THANK YOU to everyone who contributed, pre-ordered, shared, mentioned, liked, intended, or even saw what we were doing and felt inspired...

Home Stretch!

Home Stretch!

There’s word of a frost tonight, the first of the season. It’s mid- October so this should be no surprise, but we’ve been in such a warm stretch it feels like it snuck up. I was out in the garden just before sunset and saw all the things that are still there-- fresh...

Our Kickstarter is LIVE!

Our Kickstarter is LIVE!

We strive to cultivate a community for those seeking independence from existing food and fashion systems that are harmful to the planet and its people. We offer functional, fashionable, sustainable clothing and products for the homesteading lifestyle, and we are a...

Mom’s Beans

Mom’s Beans

One day not too long ago during a particularly delicious meal prepared by my eighty-something mom, I asked her how she’d cooked the beans. “Bacon grease,” she said. “...and plenty of salt, on a low simmer all afternoon.” She’d come full circle, at least on the beans....

Shifting Seasons

Shifting Seasons

"The backbone of summer is broken". That’s what my grandmother would say on days like these when the light is sharp and shimmery and you find yourself having to talk over the bug sounds in the late afternoon and then when the sun goes down you wish you had a...

Goodbye June

Goodbye June

I don't want to say goodbye to June. It's been so sweet, so gentle and lovely and full of summer fun. All the excitement and anticipation of summer is June, not too hot or buggy yet. The garden season is still fresh and young. We've been graced with an...

Summer Solstice, 2017

Summer Solstice, 2017

Aren't we always waiting for summer? So many of life's delights are wrapped up in the idea of it, so much that the longing almost becomes its own reality--warmth, sunshine, vacation, picnics, fireworks, flowers, berries, lemonade, cook-outs, fireflies, long...

A Maker’s Meal

A Maker’s Meal

We were so honored to be a part of the last Makers Meal, a supper series designed to celebrate D.C.'s community of farmers, chefs, florists, & artisans, and to create an opportunity for everyone to gather at the table and explore our area's own terroir and all...

Lady Hemp Farmers

Lady Hemp Farmers

If you’ve been following lately, you’ve most likely noticed that we’ve been talking a lot about hemp. You can read all about it’s history and story here in our previous blog post. We’ve been to Annapolis twice in the last few months in support of  hemp farming in...

Bringing Hemp Home

Bringing Hemp Home

Hemp is nothing new. In fact it’s quite old, cultivated for the last twelve millennia or so for the production of rope, canvas, paper and clothing. The first American flag was made of hemp, and now it’s uses have evolved into car parts, building materials, medicine,...

Winter Update

Winter Update

We finally got our snow day. It’s pretty wet and icy and not the predicted ten to twelve inches--but that’s okay! It still gives us a minute to sit down and catch up. This year, the off-season for the farm has been ON season for Lady Farmers trying to launch this new...

Our Poison Closet

Our Poison Closet

Take a look in your closet. We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but unfortunately, unless you’re already a highly conscious consumer, most of your wardrobe contains dangerous levels of toxins. It was probably manufactured using slavery and will most likely be in the...

Simple Seasonal Stress Relief

Simple Seasonal Stress Relief

We’re moving into a time of year when our culture is in conflict with the rhythms of nature and our mind/body suffers for it. For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, the earth is telling us that it’s a time of restoration and retreat. Look around you, at...