Have I entered the world of Little House on the Prairie? On a rainy day last week, I decided to make soap. No, I didn't use animal fats—I'm not that hardcore—but I did pick some fresh lemon balm, oregano, and sage from our herb garden to add to the concoction.
I cut off a piece of soap brick from our handy soap-making kit (Life of the Party: Moisturizing Clear Glycerin Soap) and melted it using a double boiler method (put a glass bowl over a saucepan).
I added the herbs to bowls...
...and poured the melted soap into them. After they dry, I have the perfect gift for my parents :)
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.