Papa's truck is still kicking. Luke's maternal grandfather, a lifetime potato farmer in Aroostook county, Maine, paved us a path and even left us a vehicle.
August marks the beginning of our 8th year on the farm. We came here to make sheep cheese and be winter caretakers. As part of the deal we were able to bring 3 goats (Orion, Fern & Gertrude!) and start a business on the side. As the business grew we were able to buy the farm in bits and pieces with the help of USDA backed loans and our local bank. Earlier this summer we were able to close on the last piece - 14 more acres and the farmhouse in the center of the property. This was our third real estate transaction with the former owners and we feel really lucky for the help they were able to give us. We are also now extremely excited for what the future of the farmhouse holds as we will be able to invite you, all of you, to come and stay on the farm and meet all the goats! So stay tuned as we are in the process of fixing it up and hope to have it up and running sometime later this fall.
Doubles as a head scratcher.
The way it feels to wake up after four straight nights of baby sleeping for 12 hours in a row with no boob dangling necessary. This after a torturous sleep regression period that lasted months. It's looking up. #andtrumpisadouchebag
Regina is tending to our hives this morning. 📷 @bobhandelmanimages
Tonight's pasture dinner is 👍👍👍
Strike a pose. #junebug
Cocktail hour in the barnyard.
My one condition for starting a farm - no matter how crazy it is to leave a farm in high summer - was that we would figure out how to make it to my folks spot in Ontario each year.
Shout out to our herd manager & cheesemaker Grace. She is awesome all of the time but we are particularly appreciative when we are hundreds of miles away on vacation. 😍🐐🐐😍 📷@bobhandelmanimages
Elvis's day at the farm spa getting his winter dreadlocks removed... 📷by @bobhandelmanimages
We might be wandering around like zombies in a Maisie.sleep.strike.induced.madness but the goats are all jazzed and ready to love life on this Saturday morning.
Brooklyn & Carnegie.
I'll take mine medium rare thanks
Rise n' shine.
We've got quite the odd little menagerie we've turned into our family over the last 7 years. Love every last bit. Happy anniversary buddy. Love you. @farmweather. & a sweet 📷 by @bobhandelmanimages
Eva weathers this cold, damp July mood with far more grace and poise than I can muster.