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.
Sunday Funday with Winnie the Pig.
Happy Snow Day from the ‘paca patch!
Horsing around with these two loves today. Blaze and Red are a couple locals who were looking for a new home, came by last week and decided to stay.
What a ham. #delilahthealpaca
With the holiday shopping season upon us, consider supporting small farms and independent artisans this year. At www.betterfarm.org/shop, you can check out our undyed, organic alpaca yarns, scoop up some sweet reads, sponsor a rescued farm animal, pick up “Better” swag, or plan a visit for you or a loved one to Better Farm.
Initial solar consultation with @apexsolarpower is complete. Technical site visit next, followed by a finalized contract to get @betterfarm 100% solar-powered by 2018.
Introducing the magnificent Seaborn Beck Weathers, who made his grand entrance at Better Farm last Friday on a 17-degree day. Since then, Seaborn’s tolerated emergency care to raise his temperature, days spent bundled up with Mum in the betterArts gallery, and more thermometers and scales than anyone should have to. Yesterday he and Augusta got to go outside for the first time since Friday afternoon, and weathered the overnight temps just fine. This little survivor has earned his namesake! Welcome to the world, Seaborn!
Living wall installation, phase one.
Oh honey honey! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for ordering info while supplies last! 🐝
Vegan tamales featuring Better Farm-to-table ingredients fresh out of the garden. 👩🏻🌾👨🏻🌾
Camelids in the midst.
Better brewers at work 🍻
I got your back.
There is nothing finer than enjoying a freshly picked apple on a gorgeous, crisp autumn day.
Killer first garden harvest for sustainability student Adam Brooks!
Better Bees! The hive is healthy, happy — and prolific! Around 30,000 strong and counting, with a robust supply of honey to get them through the winter. #betterbee
Every year, Better Farm plants at least 100 trees on the property in order to improve soil and air quality, grow fruit, provide shade and nesting grounds for animals, control runoff and to replenish forests. Due to extreme winters, ice storms and other variables, we have a steady stock of standing-dead trees we can cut for heating the main farmhouse. Planting new trees ensures a steady supply of firewood in the future and expands our efforts in regenerative agriculture.
Here today, gone tomato.
Pigs have complex personalities with intellect levels similar to dogs and chimpanzees. They possess specific personality traits, are capable of following direction, and can suss out a person’s emotional state based on body language. Oh—and as you can see here, pigs are excellent at recognizing (and remembering!) their friends.