Our first farm visit!

A couple of months ago I contacted a land owner via the VA FarmLink, …an online database designed to link farm owners interested in exiting agriculture with those seeking farms and farm businesses.  The database is the primary component to date of the Virginia Farm Link program, which was established in 2001 by the General Assembly toContinue reading “Our first farm visit!”

Homemade Herbal Remedy Swap

If you have talked to me in the last month, you already know this, but I have become totally engrossed in the world of herbalism and natural healing. Ever since joining the Ladies Homestead Gathering (LHG) I have learned more and more about the power of plants and am determined to learn how to surviveContinue reading “Homemade Herbal Remedy Swap”

Book Club & Ladies Homestead Gathering

I was first introduced to Joel Salatin 5 years ago by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. At the time, the concept of a local, seasonal diet was something I had considered, but never really explored. The chapters in the book devoted to describing Joel’s innovative grass-based farm were so inspiring, I haven’t stopped thinking aboutContinue reading “Book Club & Ladies Homestead Gathering”

First Priority

After an inspirational weekend, I’ve decided to start fleshing out our farm plans beginning with our first priority: Weddings and Corporate Events. I’ve been collecting photos for a while, so today I put them in an online album. Here’s the link And here’s a preview: In his book, You Can Farm, Joel Salatin suggests we begin puttingContinue reading “First Priority”