Yesterday was an absolutely wonderful day! Natasha (the other intern) and I rode bikes down to Redwood’s town to explore and get some ice cream at the infamous Felder’s. The ice cream was amazing, despite the opinion of the Knorr’s ice cream shop across the street. haha. We made our way down the road and came upon the Redwood Historical Society run by a very sweet and welcoming woman named Linda. She showed us around, filling us in on some fascinating details about Redwood and the families that reside in the area. One of the sweetest and thriftiest women I have ever met! It was a rare occasion for me to go into a business and feel welcomed while walking away with a handful of knowledge about a town’s history and its people-and to be welcomed back to help in a cleaning day! I really like this small town vibe (i’m gasping myself). Despite the downfalls that may come along with it, I admire small town qualities and the close knit communities. This is a huge change from the city I just left where I didn’t meet my neighbors until the day I was moving out. I like it here. It feels really natural to wake up early, tend to the chickens and head to the garden. This lifestyle may just be exactly what I need to get me out of the funk that I have been in.
We’re in bloom! 💐Fresh-cut, organically grown peonies, $3/stem while they last! Local pickups only — place your order at firstname.lastname@example.org
Life’s a (ra)dish.
Paddock rotation with the herd.
Morning songs 🎶🎵
“We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams” -Shaughnessy
“Why do human egos feel so threatened by the thought that other animals think and feel?” -Carl Safina
It’s a scorcher out there. Everybody in the pool!
Things are popping! Better Farm’s CSA kicks off next week!
Summer ‘dos are done and these camelids are ready for their closeups! Alpacas hate the heat, so shearing is a necessary part of life when your home is at a New York sanctuary. The boys and girls aren’t wild about the process, but absolutely love feeling the breeze on their skin. Happy alpacas = happy humans.
Coming home to roost.
Monday mornings with Finnegan. ❤️
Kobayashi Maru, patron saint of Better Farm, maxing in a patch of tall grass on a perfectly sunny day.
GREAT day for a ride!
So inspiring to be part of this evening’s Health and Wellness Fair at LaFargeville Central School, where students are on the cutting edge of sustainable practices with on-site vertical gardens, Brita Hydration Stations in the hallways, dual-flush toilets in the bathrooms, solar panels and wind turbines providing power, and rubber-rolled roofing reflecting sunlight off the building. And that’s just the beginning! These folks have earned their Silver LEED certification and it was a pleasure to make art and plant garlic with so many exceptional humans. 🙌🏼