August 3, 2012

third time's a charm?

"You sure chose a hard life when you decided to go into farming." -my mother lovingly reminds me when things get tough.

This is true, I know.

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know our journey has not been a smooth one. It's been full of bumps and bruises, as well as beauty, fun and adventure. The last few years on this farm have been no exception.

Nate, Zander and I are leaving Blackberry Meadows. The past year has been hard for us for reasons I won't go into and we've had to decide what's best for our family. We'll be staying with family while we search for a farm of our own. One where we can continue the work we love.

We've cancelled future baby chick and turkey orders and processed or found homes for the rest of our chickens. Our pigs have been processed. The lambs will stay here with the other sheep and Ella and Lucy will stay here as well.

Please keep us in your thoughts and send us some love as we pack up our lives and prepare to walk away from the farm that we love, the animals we love, and possibly, the wood-fired oven we love.


  1. I'm thinking of you and sending you love. I hope you find the perfect place for you and your family. xo

  2. Things are gonna work out... they always do... Much love and light to 2 of my favorite "city farmers" :)

  3. Kristen,
    I have enjoyed reading your blog, so I do hope that something good comes along, and you are able to continue with the hard life you chose.