As the sun rose up this morning over Mount Shasta, we recovered a bee swarm discovered by Amelia Barr in Grenada. Eleanor and Izzy assisted this most simple swarm catch. Watch it below: The bees are now back at Maagic Mountain farm with frames of honey and pollen. May they enjoy their new home. SponsorContinue reading “Sunrise Swarm Success”
LOOK WHAT JUST HAPPENED! I went to go check on Shahar, who just birthed a huge boy far out in the pasture. I heard a grunt and looked to my left and this is what I saw… Thanks Violet for showing us all how it is done; a goat demonstration of natural kid-birth. In theContinue reading “A Goat is Born”
The homestead would not be the same without all our farm family! Do you have a good photo of the farm to share? Please send me your good photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing Together Giving thanks for our 3rd year of committed gardeners working together to vision and create our Maagic garden. After working throughout the winter, our 2020 Spring garden is already started and growing. We encourage everyone to plant at home and share work and harvest with their neighbors. A farm grows more than plantsContinue reading “2020 Garden Group”
The Spring starts out again with new batch of black and white duck eggs. These are not as boldly black as the years before but a welcomed signal of abundance to come this farm season. Duck eggs are back!
Less than 2 weeks and they are hopping about and copying mom.
Here they come 2020 kids. These two born in the sun, Roadie gave birth to 3 new lives today, 2 boys and a girl. These kids were born about 11am, February 11. This is filmed at 12:23, they are about an hour old.
Life and death are intertwined on the farm. Regularly I witness the natural miracle of birth and death over and over again. A duckling emerges from its shell and is killed in 2 days. The garden grows and is killed by frost in a night and seasonally the entire landscape appears to die in theContinue reading “Honoring the Dying Time”
Come learn or order stewing hens. All activities on the farm are conscious acts of homestead life and sustainability. Click to learn more and order stewing hens.
The seasons of change, Spring and Fall, offer the best time for the schools to visit. Each year the kids teach me as I watch them learn and discover the natural world behind their food. Sometimes the kids work on the farm too, like this group moving the rotational grazing fence as a team.