our first year on the farm in pictures

our dream farm farmhouse garden and barn century farmhouse interior old apple trees and my lawn full of mole hills baby under the apple tree barn and apple tree the boy and the cat explore the farm morning mist on the farm overgrown farm fencerow 1 overgrown farm fencerow 2 IMG_3956 rain gauge flooded farm 2012-11-26 07.40.53

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IMG_4149 seeds in soil blocks rhubarb blueberry plants graded field muscovy duck chicken tractor coghlan cottage farm

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13 thoughts on “our first year on the farm in pictures

    1. The Slow Foods Mama Post author

      I can’t either! My hubby keeps telling people we’ve lived her for 6 months or something. Baby is due nearly one year to the day that we got the keys – a lot can happen in 12 short months! I’m so glad I took so many pictures; I don’t feel so bad about what we’ve accomplished this year now. 🙂

  1. Amanda R.

    Wow! Look how much you accomplished in your first year! I cannot believe how quickly time has passed. You are obviously enjoying life -‘blessed be in the years to come!

  2. Liam Q

    What a pile of work! You two have your hands full.
    Hard not to romanticize a life like that though. Keep up the great work!
    We need more people leading by example!

    1. The Slow Foods Mama Post author

      Ah! Liam! Yes we most certainly do have our hands full. Between the farm, the kids, the ever-expanding barnyard of animals, they coyotes and black bears and the livestock-eating Livestock Protection Dog there’s never a dull moment. 🙂 I am constantly walking the razors edge between chaos and absolute bliss. If you are ever out this way, come by – you can contact us through the farm’s website http://www.coghlancottagefarm.com or here. Hope you’re well!

  3. Philip Weiss

    Hi Stacy, I was looking at the Livestock Guardian pages and you asked about information on where to find a Maremma Livestock Guardian. We just had our first litter of puppies on our farm in upstate New York. If you are nearby, maybe you’d like to come by and see them. I have them listed on Craigslist at: http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/grd/4392554592.html
    Take a look at our pictures. I loved seeing yours.
    Phil & Linda

    1. The Slow Foods Mama Post author

      Hi there! Thanks for thinking of us but we’re on the other side of the continent. 😦 We’re located near Vancouver, Canada on the west coast. We found a pup for the farm – a Pyr tho, not a Maremma. They are hard to find! She is doing well – but is more interested in protecting my three year old than the chickens . . . Thanks anyway!


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