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Happy 2013!

January 1st, 2013
A winter goat hike with the herd, a great way to spend New Year's day.

A winter goat hike with the herd, a great way to spend New Year's day.

Happy New Year everyone! A few farm resolutions for 2013:

  • More winter goat hikes (come out to the farm Saturday, Jan 26 and get in on the fun!)
  • More frequent blog posts (we’re off to a good start!)
  • Tan more hides (blog post coming soon…)
  • Eat more from the freezers
  • Organize cellar woodshop
  • Keep garden weed free (come summer)
  • Cook more with cast iron (blog post coming soon…)
  • Be thankful everyday for how lucky we are to be blessed with wonderful daughters, loving animals, caring friends & family, and a bountiful farm.

Holidays ,

Happy Joyous Ginge-a-gogue!

December 5th, 2012
Margaret, Beatrice and Charlotte carefully decorate

Margaret, Beatrice and Charlotte carefully decorate

It’s that time of year again: the Hanukkah table is set up in the living room and ready for the menorah and the presents, Songs in the Key of Hanukkah and Hanukkah Rocks! are on stereo rotation, and several pounds of gingerbread have been rolled and baked for the creation of this year’s ginge-a-gogue (the spelling, like Hanukkah/Chanukkah, is up for debate). Slathered with royal icing and loaded down with as much stale candy as it can bear, the ginge-a-gogue seems to get more elaborate every year. And as the girls get older, the vision has become collaborative (though the mama retains veto power). This year’s additions: melted Jolly Rancher stained glass and crusty Halloween-peep snowmen. Next year, watch for a sour patch chimney sweep….

May the light of the ginge-a-gogue shine on you this Hanukkah–wishing joy, peace and light from our family to yours!

Shalom and Happy Hanukkah! Welcome to the Ten Apple Farm Gingegogue!
Shalom and Happy Hanukkah! Welcome to the Ten Apple Farm Ginge-a-gogue!
Leftover ghost peeps from Halloween become Hanukkah snowmen (built by sour patch kids)!

Leftover ghost peeps from Halloween become Hanukkah snowmen (built by sour patch kids)!

Beatrice put the finishing touches on the Gingegogue roof

Beatrice puts the finishing touches on the ginge-a-gogue roof

Holidays, Judaism