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I’m closing up shop on Moonmeadow Farm. It’s been a good run for a few years, and I’ve enjoyed myself immensely, and have met a lot of wonderful people. The farm is still fully functional, and I am starting a new blog to document the changes as we go from our little family homestead to a full-fledged microcreamery (and possibly a micro-charcuterie, too!) The new farm name we have finally settled on is Laurel Farm, and the dairy will be called Laurel Farm Creamery. I am archiving this blog at https://rosemoon.wordpress.com/. I hope to see you at Laurel Farm Creamery blog!

Edit: Our new blog is up at Laurel Farm Creamery!

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The Moment

The moment when, after many years
of hard work and a long voyage
you stand in the centre of your room,
house, half-acre, square mile, island, country,
knowing at last how you got there,
and say, I own this,

is the same moment when the trees unloose
their soft arms from around you,
the birds take back their language,
the cliffs fissure and collapse,
the air moves back from you like a wave
and you can’t breathe.

No, they whisper. You own nothing.
You were a visitor, time after time
climbing the hill, planting the flag, proclaiming.
We never belonged to you.
You never found us.
It was always the other way round.

— Margaret Atwood

This is Nat, my favorite puppy. He’s very obedient and attentive—most of the time!

And this is Bell. She’s very smart, and a little aloof, which is how Joon was as a puppy.

This is Bell, the lone female in the litter.

I love Kickstarter. I love finding a project that I really want to support, and then watching it come closer and closer to meeting its goal, rooting for it to make it the whole time. I really don’t have any money, so I have to try and space my projects out so it’s not a financial strain, but I love helping fund these endeavors.

The last one I posted about, Butcher Shop at Sugar Mountain Farm has met and surpassed its goal, and has great plans for what to do with the extra.

My latest, and one closer to home is Paper Crane Farm needs a Market Van. These folks are right down the road, though I haven’t met them yet. They have a gorgeous organic CSA farm in Big Laurel—the pictures are beautiful! There are six days to go to meet their goal, and they’re at 85% funding.

Joon had six puppies last night—five males and one female. They look just like a bunch of little Border Collies! Well, the larvae of Border Collies.

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