Category Archive: farms

Happy Place to Happy Place: Coeur d’Alene to The Sawtooths

From Libby we headed directly to Coeur d’Alene where we parked next to Steve and Jan at Steve’s sister’s alpaca farm. Neither Tom or I had spent much time near CDA so we… Continue reading

Brief Stop at Mesa Falls and Terry’s Garden Treasures

While we had been building in Rexburg we drove out to Mesa Falls on our weekend off. Originally we planned on a hike or two in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest but the consecutive… Continue reading

Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2 is 7.2 million ft3 enclosed earth systems science research facility that contains 5 biomes used for large scale ecological experimentation. Most people have heard of Biosphere 2 because of the closed… Continue reading

Chickens Move Too Fast: Visiting Rachel and Hiking Good Luck Lake Trail

After visiting with my stepfather we got to visit with my friend Rachel! Rachel and her husband Jon are developing an awesome little homestead on their property and so in addition to spending… Continue reading

Roundup of Travels Through Michigan: Detroit, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Lighthouses, a Hike, and Random Exploring of the Lake Michigan Coast

Tom and I had stopped in the Detroit area to visit his brother and his family, and after the visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts we visited the massive Eastern Market and… Continue reading

Greenfield Village, Michigan

Greenfield Village is a collection of over a hundred relocated buildings and thousands of pieces of historical machinery that are meant to recreate the ways in which Americans have lived and worked since… Continue reading

Balanced Rock, More Lighthouses, and Views of Long Island and Brier Island, Nova Scotia. And Apple Cider Slushies.

As I mentioned in my last post, this strip of land was formed by a Triassic-age volcanic range that slowly erupted along fissures. As the thick lava that oozed from these cracks cooled… Continue reading

Prince Edward Island

From Five Islands Provincial Park I cut north across a strip of Nova Scotia to catch the ferry to Prince Edward Island. After setting off counter-clockwise around the island perimeter, I spent the… Continue reading

A Zucchini, Two Bulbs of Garlic, and The Best Recommendation Ever

As happens I found myself in need of some fresh vegetables so I followed a sign for Crossroads Farm Stand, which turned out to be located three miles down a dirt road. I… Continue reading

Stonyledge Farm, North Stonington, Connecticut

Stonyledge Farm is where I had my CSA subscription when I lived in Rhode Island. The 103-acre farm is located right along the Rhode Island – Connecticut border with the land located entirely… Continue reading