The FarmThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Greetings Friends and Neighbors,  If you set yourself to the task of Giving Thanks this week you might find that all roads lead to Grief. “Is it just this year?” you ask, when Mother and Daughter pull on their masks for fear of the other’s contagion. Consider, for a…

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The FarmThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Greetings Friends and Neighbors,  Snowflakes fall sideways this morning, riding a cold and steady North Wind. Finding the ground eventually, they form a thin white blanket in the meadow where the Cows graze on still-green grasses and sweet turnips – planted for them on a scorching day back in…

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The FarmThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Greetings Friends and Neighbors,  You find yourself without your headlamp, again. Remembering which jacket pocket you put that darn thing in is a struggle this time of year, and so darkness crowds your daily routines. The path to the house, through the meadow, is uneven and so you walk…

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The FarmThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Greetings Friends and Neighbors,  North Wind – Winter’s Tooth – sets every tree in motion, sending settled snow from Hemlock’s upper branches tumbling groundward. Even the sheltered corners of the Farm bear the mark of this first wintry and visitation. All who are listening hear the howl coming from…

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The FarmThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Greetings Friends and Neighbors,  Last evening, the five members of the Farm Team sat around the table and told stories from a Joyous and Beautiful weekend of events. A Cow Barn, built from gifted lumber was raised by volunteer hands to grow food to offer as a gift to…

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The FarmThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Greetings Friends and Neighbors,  Gone are the endless days of sunshine and dust underfoot. Come are the days of heavy cloud cover and persistent rain showers. And so our schedule once again bows to the Weather. We are thrilled to invite you to Saturday Soup and Bread Gift Distribution,…

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The FarmThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Greetings Friends and Neighbors,  Hemlock, Pine, and bare-limbed Ash bend and bow in submission as South Wind lays her powerful, moist breath upon the Farm this morning. South Wind, or Greening Wind, is the most feared and revered force in this corner of the Valley. Whether melting the springtime…

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The FarmThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Greetings Friends and Neighbors,  It is dark as I walk the narrow early evening footpath toward the house, Moon’s light obscured by high clouds. I turn on my headlamp. Two glowing eyes greet my arrival. We stand still for a long moment. Young Fox – Bright Eyes – has…

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The FarmThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Greetings Friends and Neighbors,  The morning air is thick with Mist after the first rain in many weeks. I meet Young Fox playing in the Farm’s vegetable garden, where he has found cow and sheep bones that survived their journey through the stock pot and then the compost pile.…

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The FarmThe BakeryOur MissionGift EconomyHelp OutNewsletters Greetings Friends and Neighbors,  On Sunday morning the flowering vines that twined their way around the Gift Stand this Summer hang watery and limp, claimed by Winter’s frozen kiss. We set the table there with the remaining 50 loaves of bread, and within a few hours all have been…

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