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There is a lot to catch you up on around here! Great food, hard work, and some small accomplishments that all add up to a safer and better winter here on the farm. We’ve been preparing best we can. There is just under 2 cords of wood here and around 50 bales of hay in the barn. We have another 100 stacked at Livingston Brook farm in the large Threshing Barn for later in the winter. We need another hundred bales in the next month and another cord or two, but at least but the n
Welcome to the Farm Stand! There will be a monthly post with the current promotions and offerings from Cold Antler Farm. The website has all the general offerings and announced availabilities, but here I can talk about sales and what is in season. I’m promoting these to help bring in some much-needed hay and firewood funds for this coming winter. So, good news for y’all - I am offering these items at a sale! If you want to support this little mountain farm, there couldn’t be
It's such a lovely feeling, this farm in the fall! Spooky Season is upon us! And with that comes the side of the road pumpkin carts, bulk candy on the shelves, and mornings stacking firewood and loading bales of hay! But not all work on the farm is about winter prep, because this weekend wasn't just a collection of memories built on a foundation of chores and home repairs, but also a celebration of fall with decorating, cider making, Halloween movies and reading past dark wra
While I know it is still summer, at least scientifically, fall has been hitting this gal hard, and in the best ways! There are orange pumpkins and swirling vines, corn stalks turning tan, and a black cat curled up near the wood stove. So far there have been apple cakes and apple oatmeal and apples just grabbed off the tree and eaten with gusto. I hope to make a grapevine wreathe with a baling twine pentacle of found objects on the farm for the front door. Nothing wrong with a
So happy to report that this farm has a third of it's hay, firewood, and food put up for winter! Between the hay we banked at another farm (100 bales), the 1.5 cords delivered Tuesday, and the food from our garden and beasts - a third of winter is covered. I still have plans for more flour, coffee, salt, sugar, yeast, pasta, beans and rice. These are essentials we buy in. But to go into the first snowfall with a tight barn full of stored sunlight in the form of square bales,
I’ve been baking my father’s famous apple cake recipe for years and have published it in past books. This is an updated version with less white sugar. I really enjoy it! It is as much a sign of fall as any other in my home, and a slice of this cake is the perfect Autumn morning breakfast with a mug of coffee! Jackapple Cake 3 large farm eggs 2 1/2 cup flour 4 large apples 1/2 cup warm honey 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1 stick butter, softened 2 tablespoons Cinnamo
Yesterday morning I woke up in a tent in the woods of our property. We decided to set up Shannon’s large 6-person tent by the campfire and enjoy a night of being outside with our wilder places. We sat by our one until the sun went down, watching the water and chatting. We then walked home to our camp in the near-total darkness, our eyes used to the changing light from witnessing the sundown. We walked across the stream, jumping over rocks. The moon was a waning crescent, bare