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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,...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

Slow Living Challenge – Week #5 – Nature

Slow Living Challenge – Week #5 – Nature

It's a widely accepted and well studied notion that our modern way of life has created a disconnect between humans and the natural world, and this affects our health and well-being. Our direct interaction with the sun and wind, the weather, the seasonal shifts, water...

Slow Living Challenge – Week #4 – Time

Slow Living Challenge – Week #4 – Time

Today marks the return of Daylight Savings Time for much of the country, and the whole thing about losing an hour and gaining it back in the fall. Isn't it odd how whatever time the clock says, is only what everyone has agreed it's going to be? Let's talk about time....

Slow Living Challenge – Week #3 – Slow Spaces

Slow Living Challenge – Week #3 – Slow Spaces

How can we cultivate surroundings that deeply nurture our health and well-being? At Lady Farmer, we talk a lot about how as a culture and as humans, we've lost so much of our connection to the sources of our daily needs - our food, our clothing, our shelters and tools...

Slow Living Challenge – Week #2 – Slow Food

Slow Living Challenge – Week #2 – Slow Food

This week, we're talking about food, but not just any food. We're taking a look at real food, what it is, and why it's important and how you can bring more of it into your life. So what what is slow food to you? Does that mean a home cooked meal? Hand grown veggies? A...

Sowing Seeds of Slow Living – Join our 2020 Challenge!

Sowing Seeds of Slow Living – Join our 2020 Challenge!

Sowing seeds of slow living is our mantra at Lady Farmer. Simplifying our belongings, prioritizing good choices in food and clothing, and choosing sustainable habits have a positive impact on ourselves, our community and our planet. In 2019, the Lady Farmer community...

Slow Living Lessons from the Season of Epiphany

Slow Living Lessons from the Season of Epiphany

January 6th marks the beginning of Epiphany, a period of several weeks in the Christian liturgical year between Christmas and Lent. This season of Epiphany calls us to be Wise Men and Women, to search out the Holy and appear before it with praise and gratitude. The story tells us it requires a long journey, a journey that will, in the end, bring us face to face with the truth.

Sustainable Living: A Primer on Clean Beauty

Sustainable Living: A Primer on Clean Beauty

In terms of creating a more sustainable lifestyle, what does the term “clean beauty” encompass?  As Lady Farmers, we like to think about the health of the planet and the people when considering the things we use every day. Is the product made with naturally derived...

Slow Food Series:  Sourdough Bread

Slow Food Series: Sourdough Bread

What is a slow food practice that you can start right now, with things you already have in your kitchen? Sourdough baking!   Sourdough bread is made from fermented dough. The level of fermentation can vary. Basically, the dough that's used in sourdough bread is a mix...

Sustainable Living; Nature Heals

Sustainable Living; Nature Heals

We’ve banned plastic straws, bought our reusable water bottles, and become expert thrift shoppers. We’ve learned that small changes in our lifestyle can have mighty impacts on the environment. But did you know that contributing to the health of the planet will not...

Sustainable Travel: Real Food on the Road

Sustainable Travel: Real Food on the Road

Making sustainable food choices on a road trip can be a challenge, especially if you really care about sourcing and quality. Options are usually limited to fast food and packaged, shelf stable snacks at gas stations, not even close to the guidelines we like to follow...

Lady Farmer Slow Living Retreat 2019

Lady Farmer Slow Living Retreat 2019

Whether you live on country acreage or dwell in the city, you’re a Lady Farmer if you care deeply about sowing seeds of slow living. You might be seeking more sustainability in your life, or you have a yearning for more connection to yourself, your loved ones and your...

The Sustainable Holiday Easter Basket

The Sustainable Holiday Easter Basket

Many of us are seeking a more sustainable approach to our holiday celebrations. Let’s take a slow living look at one our favorite cultural symbols of spring, the Easter basket. It’s a tradition to fill baskets to the brim with neon plastic grass, small toys and...