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Where Traditional Practices & Folkways Endure

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I awoke this morning to another early winter snowfall that coated the ground, rooftops, and the pine and cedar trees with a fluffy white blanket of snow.  It was beautiful to watch small globs of snow fall from the cedar… Continue Reading →

Natural Bridge

According to legend, many years (perhaps centuries) before European discovery of the Americas, a small band of Monacan Indians was racing through a deep, dark, mountainous forest of giant trees trying to evade a much larger band of warriors from… Continue Reading →

Early Winter Snow Cover

During my childhood, winter always came early to our New Hampshire dairy farm.  The first snowfall (usually nothing more than flurries) would always occur in October and the first storm that would blanket the ground with snow would arrive in… Continue Reading →

Our Diminishing Farmlands

The only periodic magazine I now subscribe to is Small Farmer’s Journal, which is published in Sisters, Oregon.  It is a wonderful publication that extols and discusses (as we try to do here at Peeper Pond Farm) historically traditional methods… Continue Reading →

Baking Homemade Wheat Bread

This post is the fifth and final post in a series discussing our adventures helping Jeff & Amanda Barger harvest and process an experimental plot of wheat into flour the traditional way—using traditional hand tools and equipment.  This process requires… Continue Reading →

Grinding Wheat

This post is the fourth in a series discussing our adventures helping Jeff & Amanda Barger harvest and process an experimental plot of wheat into flour the traditional way—using traditional hand tools and equipment.  This process requires a number of… Continue Reading →

Passing on the Tradition

Back forty or more years ago when I was growing up on a small family dairy farm, I lived a lifestyle that was another generation older for that point in time.  Although that way of living seems today as though… Continue Reading →

Emerging from the Fog

Now that September is effectively over, I wanted to let you know where we stand now with our excessive rainfall season.   We finished the month with 9.33 inches making it the fourth month in the past six to top nine… Continue Reading →

The Siege of Fort Seybert

Our extended stretch of cloudy and rainy weather continued yesterday, as the remains of Hurricane Florence swept through our area.  We received our third day this month with one or more inches of rainfall, with a total of 1.05 inches… Continue Reading →

A Mist Opportunity

We continue to experience Seattle weather here at Peeper Pond Farm.  Another front has draped itself across our mountains feeding us a daily dose of rainfall.  Today will be the sixth day in a row it has rained and the… Continue Reading →

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