Our long-time family friend, Wendy Finney, came and spent the day with us on Saturday. She started babysitting our kids when she was in high school and has been a major, loving influence in the lives of our now young adult children. As it turns out, she is also a natural as a farm helper. We made dill pickles, planted beets, picked beans, weeded, and shoveled compost. When Rich, the beekeeper came to check on his bees, she continued on with the work while we gave him a quick tour of the farm. So far, Wendy is the only person who has made the cows moo. She kept feeding the cows weeds and when she stopped, Big Red let her know that he was not happy.
This blog reflects the journey of Kathleen and Mark who have left suburbia to steward this historical property and transform the land back into a working farm.