Aw – Snap! It’s Winter.

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CBC radio announcer’s voice drifts through my thoughts… “The cold snap continues – with no relief in sight!” A cruel high blew in from the north, bringing with it a bone chilling -32 C wind. The snow from last night and this morning isn’t going to be enough to keep the kale alive, I worry. So I’m still out harvesting, … Read More

An Open Letter to my Whys

The burr oak has a stately silhouette, especially where it can find the room it needs. CREDIT Chris Starbuck, provided by Missouri Botanical Garden

By Owner and Farmer, Tam Andersen The wrens chirped happily, perched amongst the branches of the Mayday tree next to our kitchen window as I mused over my cup of coffee today. The wrens were picking Mayday berries for breakfast. Their Why. I was asked the question the other day. Why? Why do I farm? It’s been 29 years since … Read More