Hello, folks! This is an update of a prior pinned introduction post. As you can probably tell at first glance, the primary focus of my blog is farm and nature related. I live in the western end of Maryland, USA in the Appalachian mountains. My USDA growing zone is 6, but we have zone 7 less than an hour’s drive east and zone 5 less than an hour’s drive west, so our weather can be a little inconsistent.
I am in the 50-ish age category, I have a husband, a teen daughter, and a twenty-something son plus a slew of kids’ friends, girl or boyfriends, cousins, and random passersby. I never know who I’ll be feeding dinner to on any given day!
Our ‘farm’ is not commercial; in fact, the large majority of the acreage is in a natural state (on a rather steep mountain) and only a few acres are devoted to our garden, orchard, and pasture. I have kept cows, both milk and beef, but at the moment our field is home to our horse, Hero and an obnoxious goat named Nutmeg. The chickens do not have names. Pet-wise we have four [spoiled] cats and two excellent farm dogs.
Other things I post about sometimes include my paintings and drawings, the massive cleanup effort at my late father’s farm, the local school system, solarpunk, and sometimes health stuff or adhd. Bad puns happen; no apologies will be given!