Category Archives: The Farm

Goings-on around the farm.

August 19, 2015

This is summer at the Lew Farm. We don’t do much regular food shopping this time of year. Nope, we have more than we can eat in our garden. The extra food gets canned or goes to friends, a local … Continue reading

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Old Windows

Our old house stands strong, given its age (about 185 years old). Still, every year there’s some part of it that calls out for attention. This year it’s windows. Ironically, the front and side original windows are in fabulous condition; … Continue reading

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Wavy Glass

Our house was built in the 1830s. If you like old houses (and I do), you come to appreciate the character that has developed over time. Yesterday the sun was setting, shining light on the collection of framed photos behind … Continue reading

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Spring is Ramping Up

At the end of a long, looonnng winter, I’ll take the first signs of spring and hold on tight to them as I wait for warmer weather to come. So when I saw ramp for the first time this year, … Continue reading

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Night life at the Lew farm…..

always includes putting the chickens to bed.

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Communication

We live in a society where communication is high-tech; twitter, facebook, texting. Well, here in the small town of Washington, we still get back to basics. Behind our house on the Appalachian Trail, texting looks like this.

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From cow to the top of toast

This past winter, I made local, fresh cheese and butter. But I should start at the beginning. First I visited the cows at Side Hill Farm, a few hours from our house. Near their barn was a self-serve shop where … Continue reading

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Is the picnic table too close to the fire?

Last night, a few friends gathered at the home of our friend Josh Greene. All day long, he had been burning brush and piles of rotted wood around his barn. We shared a dinner in the kitchen but spent a … Continue reading

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I know it’s spring because……

I heard a woodcock in the field behind our house. These quirky fellows come early and start their search for girlfriend as soon as the weather is turning. It’s an interesting call. They quack once. Turn 90 degrees and quack … Continue reading

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Holiday Cheer

Here at the Lew house, we don’t jump on the holiday rush bandwagon. Kent’s and my gift-giving list can be counted on one hand. We probably won’t put up a Christmas tree in the house. We don’t go shopping. We … Continue reading

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