Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Etsy store restock!

I'm restocking my etsy store - lots of farm raised BFL this round, plus fibers from my favorite dye artists spun up by me (in my spare time of course! GRIN)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Good Morning!

Sometimes early morning surprises are the best kind!

Now we wait in anticipation of BFL X ELL lambies over at Pocket Meadow Farm!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

It's ALIVE.........

The pastures that is! I went out last night with the flashlight to 'tuck the chickens in' and the ground was moving! At first it startled me - it was something like out of the old Indiana Jones movies (remember the part where the floor was covered with beetles and slithering things?).

Then a broad smile crossed my face - YES! IT'S ALIVE! BIODYNAMICS! Returning LIFE to the soil! These critters were nightcrawlers, and I'm proud to say I've enhanced the soil enough with my pasture management program (no till, soil testing, leaving cover, running chicken tractors and managing manure distribution among other things) to support a huge population of these worms.

These worms not only aerate the soil, they compost rich materials that further improves the pastures.

It's awesome to actually be able to SEE the benefit of what you are doing to the ground under your feet!

Next project, another round of soil testing and planning for clover and lespedeza seeding! Of course, after a springs and summer season of a new intensive managed grazing plan.

Monday, January 5, 2009


CFritz... CFritz Run...

Oops, wrong story!

CFRITZ stands for 'Created From Recycled Into the Treasure Zone'

Who CFRITZ is - is Valerie Rountree, a talented woman who has taken the concept of 'upcycling' to a new level.

At a rare breed, we are always re-using and recycling materials - old barns become run in's, old trailers, chicken coops, if we can find a way to reuse it, we do.

Valerie makes art out of her recycled materials. She weaves bags out of seat belts - YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT -

and crochets designer night bags out of pop tabs.

I met Valerie at ZMarket in Winchester, and I highly recommend everyone check her products out! www.cfritz.com