Category Archives: VVR

My breakfast #cleanlocalplate today, sans plate: @vernal_vibe_rise #highprotein #glutenfree #grainfreeexceptoats bread stacked with VVR #broccolisprouts + homemade #lardmayonnaise + VVR sheep and #bellsvalleyfarm beef meatloaf. Want to make this delicious little sandwich yourself? I support you in that. Many of the above ingredients (bread, lamb sausage, lard, eggs) are available to you via the @turnrow.farms online ordering platform—or for local delivery by me. #feedyourself #provision#healthyfarmer#selfcarewhilefarming#truesustainability#permaculture#holisticcommunity#permacultura #holistichealth#smartnothard#theproblemisthesolution

My breakfast #cleanlocalplate today, sans plate: @vernal_vibe_rise #highprotein #glutenfree #grainfreeexceptoats bread stacked with VVR #broccolisprouts + homemade #lardmayonnaise + VVR sheep and #bellsvalleyfarm beef meatloaf. Want to make this delicious little sandwich yourself? I support you in that. Many of the above ingredients (bread, lamb sausage, lard, eggs) are available to you via the @turnrow.farms online ordering platform—or for local delivery by me. #feedyourself #provision#healthyfarmer#selfcarewhilefarming#truesustainability#permaculture#holisticcommunity#permacultura #holistichealth#smartnothard#theproblemisthesolution

The #tallowtexture on this pot of #boileddinner is worthy of a curious @artyqueue post. That said, it is #bellsvalleyfarm #brisket + @wildunicornfarmstead taters + @goransonfarm carrots (hauled South from Maine) + @vernal_vibe_rise Spring onions + @tlberries collards + @jqdsalt —so I guess it just belongs here instead.#edibleart #stayhealthyyall #feedyourfriends⁠#provision⁠#kitchenjoy#gettingwiser⁠#learnasyougo ⁠#mindfulness ⁠#theproblemisthesolution ⁠#designforthefuture⁠#permaculturefarm ⁠#healthyfarmer⁠#selfcarewhilefarming⁠#truesustainability⁠#permaculture⁠#permacultura ⁠#observeandinteract ⁠#practicalreflection

The #tallowtexture on this pot of #boileddinner is worthy of a curious @artyqueue post. That said, it is #bellsvalleyfarm #brisket + @wildunicornfarmstead taters + @goransonfarm carrots (hauled South from Maine) + @vernal_vibe_rise Spring onions + @tlberries collards + @jqdsalt —so I guess it just belongs here instead.#edibleart #stayhealthyyall #feedyourfriends⁠#provision⁠#kitchenjoy#gettingwiser⁠#learnasyougo ⁠#mindfulness ⁠#theproblemisthesolution ⁠#designforthefuture⁠#permaculturefarm ⁠#healthyfarmer⁠#selfcarewhilefarming⁠#truesustainability⁠#permaculture⁠#permacultura ⁠#observeandinteract ⁠#practicalreflection

One @vernal_vibe_rise #dominiquechicken nearly laid this warm egg in my hand today. Let me know if you want to try the best #beyondorganic eggs around. I offer an Egg Share subscription program and home delivery for two or more dozen within a reasonable distance/Lewisburg area. $8/dozen and worth it!#eggshare #gratefulforeggs #heritagechickens#dominiquechicken #heritagelivestock#peoplecare#animalcare#theproblemisthesolution #designforthefuture#permaculturefarm #healthyfarmer#selfcarewhilefarming#truesustainability#permaculture#permacultura #observeandinteract

One @vernal_vibe_rise #dominiquechicken nearly laid this warm egg in my hand today. Let me know if you want to try the best #beyondorganic eggs around. I offer an Egg Share subscription program and home delivery for two or more dozen within a reasonable distance/Lewisburg area. $8/dozen and worth it!#eggshare #gratefulforeggs #heritagechickens#dominiquechicken #heritagelivestock#peoplecare#animalcare#theproblemisthesolution #designforthefuture#permaculturefarm #healthyfarmer#selfcarewhilefarming#truesustainability#permaculture#permacultura #observeandinteract

These days, I just carry one bag of firewood at a time—and I am proud to admit it. I used to live to push my body to the limit in every way. Less sleep, longer work, harder push, faster rush, whatever. Today, life looks different on purpose.Can I carry two forty-pound bags of firewood at once? Of course. Is that the best choice for my bones, mind, and the rest of me? Probably not. When I give myself permission to farm—and otherwise live—in a way that does not involve the constant maximum, I give myself the gifts of longevity, serenity, and the option to stay mindful longer—while making two trips to the house, carrying a gentler load. Let’s call it efficiency of spirit. #gettingwiser#learnasyougo #mindfulness #theproblemisthesolution #designforthefuture#permaculturefarm #healthyfarmer#selfcarewhilefarming#truesustainability#permaculture#permacultura #observeandinteract #practicalreflection

These days, I just carry one bag of firewood at a time—and I am proud to admit it. I used to live to push my body to the limit in every way. Less sleep, longer work, harder push, faster rush, whatever. Today, life looks different on purpose.Can I carry two forty-pound bags of firewood at once? Of course. Is that the best choice for my bones, mind, and the rest of me? Probably not. When I give myself permission to farm—and otherwise live—in a way that does not involve the constant maximum, I give myself the gifts of longevity, serenity, and the option to stay mindful longer—while making two trips to the house, carrying a gentler load. Let’s call it efficiency of spirit. #gettingwiser#learnasyougo #mindfulness #theproblemisthesolution #designforthefuture#permaculturefarm #healthyfarmer#selfcarewhilefarming#truesustainability#permaculture#permacultura #observeandinteract #practicalreflection

If you have ever spent time in the @vernal_vibe_rise kitchen, you know that there are many, many jars of fermenting fruits, beverages, vegetables, and other sundry bubbling concoctions in this space. With health in mind and a little time on my hands, I chose to unpack some of the vessels #fruitvinegar from last autumn—and a few potent batches from the year before. The great news is that I now have lots of #livefermented #beyondorganic vinegars available (soon to be listed on @turnrow.farms ) and I am happy to leave a bottle on your doorstep on Monday if you arrange it with me ahead of time. I love using these fruits to their fullest, giving them space to create #wildvinegar , and then sharing the vigorous solids with my eager #pasturedhens —and they then contribute to the soil, aiding the orchard to produce more. Nature continues to provide.#wildfermentation#applecidervinegar#persimmonvinegar #peachvinegar #culturehealth#feedyourfriends#provision#healthyfarmer#selfcarewhilefarming#truesustainability#permaculture#holisticcommunity#permacultura #holistichealth#smartnothard#permaculturewomen #theproblemisthesolution

If you have ever spent time in the @vernal_vibe_rise kitchen, you know that there are many, many jars of fermenting fruits, beverages, vegetables, and other sundry bubbling concoctions in this space. With health in mind and a little time on my hands, I chose to unpack some of the vessels #fruitvinegar from last autumn—and a few potent batches from the year before. The great news is that I now have lots of #livefermented #beyondorganic vinegars available (soon to be listed on @turnrow.farms ) and I am happy to leave a bottle on your doorstep on Monday if you arrange it with me ahead of time. I love using these fruits to their fullest, giving them space to create #wildvinegar , and then sharing the vigorous solids with my eager #pasturedhens —and they then contribute to the soil, aiding the orchard to produce more. Nature continues to provide.#wildfermentation#applecidervinegar#persimmonvinegar #peachvinegar #culturehealth#feedyourfriends#provision#healthyfarmer#selfcarewhilefarming#truesustainability#permaculture#holisticcommunity#permacultura #holistichealth#smartnothard#permaculturewomen #theproblemisthesolution

BARN of this Land

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This BARN. Every time I scoop feed, take refuge from rain or wind, store farm tools, or smell sweet local straw on my guardian dogs’ fur, it is tinted with gratitude for this barn. 
Even though I definitely hammered a few nails to help build this beauty, I see it as a gift from my brother @owenmcmichael —he coordinated the job and stuck with it until it was solid and dry enough to serve my needs. Along with my father (and some good help from @jelmcm and WWOOFer Lucas), Owen felled the trees, supervised and supported the sawyer, augered the post holes, stripped and set the posts, and built both floors with precision.

One of these days (after my wrists heal, for sure), I will follow through with my end of the deal by finishing the batten and sliding barn doors. My barn is both beautiful and functional as it is, and I know it will continue to learn—á la #stewartbrand —as the years pass.

#familyfarm
#redoak
#portablesawmill
#usewhatyouhave
#permaculturecommunity
#theproblemisthesolution
#designforthefuture
#permaculturefarm
#healthyfarmer
#selfcarewhilefarming
#truesustainability
#permaculture
#permacultura
#observeandinteract

You still have ten hours to stock up on the very best from @vernal_vibe_rise for delivery via @turnrow.farms this week, including #kombucha and this timely #polishcoughsyrup made with only #beyondorganic and #certifiedorganic ingredients.This honey-sweetened tincture, made from new pine shoots, helps to boost the immune system and, according to Polish tradition, is of great benefit for coughs and colds. The recipe includes beyond-organic, wild-harvested pine shoots as well as certified-organic alcohol and certified-organic raw honey.#alonetogether#stayhealthy#immunity#localremedies #probiotic#localkombucha #gutcare#selfcare#livepermaculture #permaculturefarm #healthyfarmer#selfcarewhilefarming#truesustainability#permaculture#permacultura #holistichealth#observeandinteract

You still have ten hours to stock up on the very best from @vernal_vibe_rise for delivery via @turnrow.farms this week, including #kombucha and this timely #polishcoughsyrup made with only #beyondorganic and #certifiedorganic ingredients.This honey-sweetened tincture, made from new pine shoots, helps to boost the immune system and, according to Polish tradition, is of great benefit for coughs and colds. The recipe includes beyond-organic, wild-harvested pine shoots as well as certified-organic alcohol and certified-organic raw honey.#alonetogether#stayhealthy#immunity#localremedies #probiotic#localkombucha #gutcare#selfcare#livepermaculture #permaculturefarm #healthyfarmer#selfcarewhilefarming#truesustainability#permaculture#permacultura #holistichealth#observeandinteract