Sam on Downed Tree Limb
Comet and His Garden
Carrot and Beet Bouquet
Can You Find the Pigs?
CSA Work Day
Sam leaps from one hay bale to another. This is a regular pastime on the farm.
Comet and our niece, Miranda, pose by the sign.
Popcorn in a pot
Comet - caterpillar scientist
Walls of Okra
Sam and Moxie
Kelly, the flower farmer
Fresh garden peas
Portrait of Brian
Courtesy Comet Smith
(Black Sheep Farms is a certified Monarch Waystation.)
Flowers for an August wedding
We captured the killer mink, but not until it decimated our entire chicken population.
Our guinea hogs munch a delicious breakfast.
Hydrangea - preparation for a wedding
Moxie - Extreme Close-up!
CSA volunteer weeding
Mama and Babies
Kelly and Brian with ducks.
Spencer and Nate lend a hand to Sam and Jack.
Molly as a pup
Sam, Comet and Jack pose by the barn.
Courtesy Trilety Wade
Purple Plum Radishes at the farmers market
Comet, Sam and Jack help dig the pond.
Boys in the woods
Comet and a wooly caterpillar
Comet checks out a Guinea hog on the Beister farm.
Hay bales and the horizon
Comet with mulberry-stained toes in the garden cart
Jack cleans out the chicken coop
Comet meets the new rabbits.
Comet is a great harvest helper, especially when Kelly needs someone to transport rosemary sprigs.
Comet putting up a trellis
A neighbor stopped by with his redtail hawk.
Kelly with tulips - our first farmers market
Our pond's resident frog
Hardy in the greenhouse
Four day-old kitten
Icicles on the chicken coop
Jack bottle feeds a calf on the Beister farm
Kelly in the greenhouse - it's her favorite spot in the winter!
Trilety and Alvaro got some help from Comet as they planted shiitake mushroom spores.
Bob's Mystery Garlic
Moxie and Molly - this was the day we brought them home from their Iowa farm.
When Rose visits, we put her to work. She's our migrant worker from California. ;)
Rosemary in bloom
Sam and Jack follow Comet to the scrap metal pile.
Tom Thumb lettuce
2008 tomato harvest
Turkey tail mushrooms
We experimented with a bicycle wheel trellis.
Red wigglers from our vermicomposting box
We made an important discovery: woodchucks can climb.
Brian on a snowy day
Brian checks out a Guinea hog on the Beister farm.