Life on the Farm

October 12, 2019

I can't say enough how utterly stimulating the month of September and the beginning of October have been. There are so many exciting things happening now and on the horizon. I have been putting a lot of thoughts into the next steps on the farm ranging from Agro-tourism...

September 28, 2019

My travels brought me to a small town Esquièze-Sère in the Hautes Pyrenees, in the heart of "le Pays Toy".

La Carde is a beautiful place laid with blankets, plaids, comforters, pillows, garments, pelts, slippers, rugs and other made of wool products.

After my eyes adjust...

August 17, 2019

Growing up in the South West of France on a vegetable farm, our family kept horses. In my early 30’s I made a complete switch to caring and learning how to raise and work with sheep. 

My moto has always been, starting small, not hoarding animals, figuring out systems th...

June 15, 2019

We are gearing up for another summer on the farm! School is out which means that Peter will be my helper and so will many of his friends and peers. Romain and Lea will be with us in July too!

These are the highlights of our summer:

  • Lots of playdates, which invo...

June 3, 2019

I have been wanting to share this with you all for a long time. It is about a simple pleasure in life. A gourmet experience, except that nobody would ever call it gourmet really.

This is about a little cake, that is literally synonymous with a giant of the literature. I...

May 26, 2019

The benefits of artificial insemination:

Gotland sheep are not native to the US. Through the GSBANA, There are 10 recognized breeds of sheep that breeders can use to cross with and up-breed their Gotland flock.

At Appletree Farm, 2019 will be our 3rd year doing Artificia...

May 25, 2019

Running a micro-farm, Part 2

From February through September, it is endless rotations of seeding, planting, harvesting, cleaning, re-seeding, re-planting, re-harvesting, re-cleaning, interspaced with fertilizing, watering, loving!

The work never ends is seems. In Septemb...

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