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HOT CHOCOLATE

Blog: Pleasantrees Farm   -   Tuesday April 15, 2014   -   By James

HOT CHOCOLATE! We let our kids name the animals that come home to our little farm. The lone duck that survived the "Coyote Massacre of 2013" is named Hot Chocolate.  I have no idea how they came upon that name. (he"s a Pekin, white as...

Sneaky snake

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Thursday August 02, 2012   -   By Terry

OK--so all isn't exactly as we expect on the farm.  This morning I set out on a mission to disassemble the chicken tractor and reassemble it into a chicken brooder.  Soooo, I'm working taking the tractor apart and thought I'd take a break and go in...

The Wild Side

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Monday March 19, 2012   -   By Emily

As I went out to start my morning round of chores on Friday, I heard an unfamiliar noise coming from the direction of the pond in the pasture. It sounded most similar to the call of our Coturnix quail, but a quick glance in the direction of...

Never a dull moment at " Collie flower Farm"

Blog: Collie Flower Farm   -   Wednesday January 25, 2012   -   By Liz

Living in the country,I enjoy all the wildlife that share our 4 acres. Our collies, Ross and Sydney enjoy it too! Of course the way we see wildlife is very different. I like to quietly observe their behavior,while the dogs like to observe a bit closer usually...

Birds of prey

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Thursday April 14, 2011   -   By Terry

While relaxing this afternoon after getting the day's chores completed (completed, huh?) Anyway, I saw a couple of hawks circling an area of the property.  That reminded me of one of the first times I ever came to the property before I bought the...

Something is pooping on the porch.......

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Wednesday July 21, 2010   -   By Terry

The farmhouse has big wide wrap-around porches which are great for sleeping dogs, porch swings, and the occasional break from gardening.  To hide the empty space between the ground and the bottom of the porch, last year I planted native coral...

Mouse Tales

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Monday May 24, 2010   -   By Mona

The other night Dan and I went out to the barn, excitedly chatting about the day’s events.  As we entered the barn, the alpacas all ran up from the pasture, knowing full well that it’s dinner time.  I opened up the tack room door and reached inside...

Am I losing it?

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Wednesday May 05, 2010   -   By Terry

Today was one of those days when you wake up, know that you've got at least a million things to do, and the weather is cooperating.  I started out by grabbing the weedeater and the mixed gas can, which had only about 1/2 cup in it, and I headed for the...

Who cooks for you, who cooks for you-all?

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Tuesday May 04, 2010   -   By Terry

That's the song I'm listening to as I relax after the first delivery of the season.  Who cooks for you, who cooks for you-all?  All went well; there were several cool weather crops ready for harvest; spinach, bibb lettuce, gourmet salad mix,...

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Unknown "Wild Thing" in the greenhouse

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Wednesday March 17, 2010   -   By Terry

Okay, so I went out to the greenhouse yesterday morning to check on all the "babies" and noticed a few nibbles on the Chinese cabbage plants with a telltale "slimy trail" in the flat, so here I went on slug patrol. Every pot,...

Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Thursday March 04, 2010   -   By Karen

Well, this isn't the best photo I've ever taken! But there was a screen between myself and this lovely little jewel of a bird. And, they are soooo fast that it's really difficult to take their picture! I wanted to post about which flowers are in my...

Dig Up Your Lawn!

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday December 03, 2009   -   By Mona

It is December in New Hampshire and today it is sunny and 65 degrees!  If you’re from another part of the country ......... yes this is very much unseasonably warm! Here we are preparing for winter, in fact on Saturday we’re supposed to get snow, but...

The Great Quail Escape

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Thursday November 19, 2009   -   By Emily

We have had the pleasure of raising bobwhite quail for over a year now.  They are tiny little birds with big voices and toy-sized eggs which hatch into bumblebee-sized chicks.  They are kept in one of our portable "tractors," a fully...

The Senator

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Monday November 02, 2009   -   By Mona

Another thing about autumn is the coyotes.  In the evenings and throughout the night you can hear them howling.   Lately it sounds like it’s coming from the woods down the street, but many times it is the woods across the street from us in the...

Good Boy Julio !

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Monday September 14, 2009   -   By Mona

In a previous post , I had mentioned how our alpacas had easily adapted to their new home here on our farm, and that because they’ve been so calm, we’re kinda irked that they haven’t done something .  Well, now they have! They were all hanging...

Our website updates

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday September 03, 2009   -   By Mona

Hello!  We've recently updated our website to include pages on our barn/pastures/fencing , guard animals, and quotes .  We hope you'll find our information helpful.  Please follow the links to access the pages. More recipes coming in...

Dragonflies

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Monday August 17, 2009   -   By Mona

We’ve finally had another stretch of hot, sunny days so it feels like summer.   I’ve actually had to water the vegetable garden for the first time since I planted it.   Our mid-summer flower gardens are blooming with many brightly-colored hybrid...

Not a bird, not a plane...

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Thursday August 13, 2009   -   By Emily

Recenly I've noticed a strange visitor to the flower garden in the back yard.  To me, it looks like what would happen if you crossed a ruby-throated hummingbird with a crayfish from a nearby creek, but there it was, flitting among my bee balm like a...

Last minute preparations ..............

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday August 13, 2009   -   By Mona

Our alpacas will start coming home to our farm soon, and now is when we realize that oops!   There is so much more to do.   But like any farm, or business, there is always ‘more to do’ or ‘something that needs getting done.’    All farms...

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