1840 Farm has twelve new residents of the feathered variety.  They arrived yesterday and I am happy to report that they are all active and well.  They spent the better part of today exploring and trying to master two very important skills:  eating and getting along with your roommates! TheyRead More →

Behold the beautiful power held by the first day of spring.  It’s a day of promise for everyone, but especially for those of us who love to tend the soil and plant a garden.  It seems that I count the lingering seconds all winter long to remind myself that springRead More →

The 1840 Farm Seed Exchange has been extended! Sign up before midnight on Monday, March 26, 2012! For the last two weeks, I’ve been deep in the midst of a great read.  A truly fascinating tale of the men who shaped our nation and their overpowering love of agriculture.  There’sRead More →

The first Christmas present of 2011 at 1840 Farm?  It was the item on the top of the wish list of the two youngest farmers in our family. How could we say no when they asked for the baby girl goat kid for Christmas?  One of Violet’s kids will beRead More →

During the past two months, 1840 Farm has been proud to participate in the Purina 60 Day See the Difference Challenge.  I was given the incredible opportunity to share my experience with the readers of the Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine Community Chickens forum.  In fact, I just publishedRead More →

If you’ve read this blog, then you know that I am a big proponent of having a close connection to the food that you eat.  In fact, I spend most of my time trying to do just that. At the end of most days I have the dirt under myRead More →

  The kids at 1840 Farm are growing bigger every day (both the goat and human variety)! The three Nigerian Dwarf goat kids are spending their days eating, sleeping, and playing in the sunshine.  They are just beginning to nibble hay with their mother and investigate the outside world.  AsRead More →