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David & Barbara Umling

Goat Houdinis

We attended our final Farmers Market for the season yesterday (Saturday, September 12) in Franklin, where we have appeared twice this year.  Both of those appearances gave us high volume sales, without which we would not have exceeded our total… Continue Reading →

Peppersass Goes Home

Our new kitten, Peppersass, that we brought to our farm on Sunday, August 23, thoroughly enjoyed living with us.  She is a playful, affectionate kitten that made herself right at home with us.  Unfortunately, our resident cat, Calli, wanted nothing… Continue Reading →


We made a trip to Berkeley Springs yesterday after church to help Michael load a display case he recently acquired into his house.  On his way home from work, he saw it sitting along the side of the road in… Continue Reading →

Revenge of the Deer

I have said it many times in my periodic farm website posts.  Nature is supremely designed to teach us how we should live within it.  The events of which I am writing only serve to reinforce that point. Sunday, August… Continue Reading →


I realize I’m a little late posting this story, but we’ve been very busy lately. Nevertheless, last Thursday (July 30) Barb and I accompanied a childhood friend of mine (and her husband) on a ride up Bald Knob on Cass… Continue Reading →

Our Books Are Now for Sale

I just wanted to let everyone know that the four books I have written over the past decade are now available for purchase in both Kindle file and paperback formats through Amazon.com.  Writing has become a sideline profession for me,… Continue Reading →


Oh, what a beautiful morning it is today at Peeper Pond Farm!  The sky is clear and the temperature is delightful.  Our morning low temperature was 56 degrees, the coolest temperature we have seen since June 26.  Today marks the… Continue Reading →

Life in a Log-Splitter Economy

Now, you must admit, whether or not you truly enjoy or agree with my periodic ramblings on our Farm Website, I do manage to think up some strange, but intriguing titles for my posts.  I’ll bet dollars to donuts this… Continue Reading →

Our New Farmers Market Booth

The Grant County Farmers Market opened for the 2020 season on June 6.  This year, we were able to attend on the first day.  As I had mentioned earlier, we have abandoned our portable canopy that we set up each… Continue Reading →


First of all, I must wish all of West Virginia a happy 157th birthday.  Today is West Virginia Day, a state holiday to celebrate the day when West Virginia became the 35th state in the nation (June 20, 1863). I… Continue Reading →

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