Stocking Up & Taking Stock

Autumn has absolutely arrived here at Conway Farms; the evidence is unmistakable. Everything from the morning chill, to the telltale **whiff** from the buck barn, to the higher cheese yield, and of course, the absolute panic that we don’t have all our winter stores in yet.

Every year we begin in June thinking about winter stock-up and we absolutely spend the entire summer ‘getting our squirrel on’, trying to gather up for winter, and then, inevitably, October arrives and we wonder what the heck happened to our summer and why we aren’t ready for winter. THIS.HAPPENS.EVERY.YEAR!!!!

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Confessions of an Absentee Blogger

Happy August, Friends, As we were coming in from the barn last night, I realized it was dark....  I am not talking dusk here, folks; I am saying dark! Granted, it was a late night in the barn, but still, this was a clear indicator to me that the summer is quickly...

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March Do-Over, Please?

 I am normally delighted to see the month of March coming to a close.  March and November (where we live) are the two most difficult weather months for me.  They are usually soggy, cold, and miserable and it is hard to get anything done.  March is the month of the...

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The Burn Is On!!!!

This morning over coffee, I thought it might be prudent to (gently) point out to my sweetie that we are in trouble!  I delicately mentioned that Blessing is due to kid in exactly 13 days (and we have 8 others shortly behind her) and we have a barn that lacks some of...

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Saying Good-bye!

Funny thing about living on a farm-it always manages to keep you humble.  You see, I had this wonderful chirpy ‘Happy New Years’ Blog all ready to share with our followers.  It was filled with the exciting things that we have been doing on our farm with the remodeling...

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Why is Everything So Hard in Winter?

Tonight, as we were doing our chores (which, by the way, are all of 40 minutes with the winter shut-down of the dairy), I asked Shaun, "Why is everything so much harder in the winter?" His thoughtful response was that it was because we are wearing 10 pounds more...

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Fall News

Happy autumn farm friends! It seems that another two months have passed and I have failed (again) to get an update done, which means: a. these are more like quarterly updates than monthly updates and b. I have have so much to share! The month of September was, not...

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Winter Creamery & Parlor Remodel

This winter is going to be the first time since we started the dairy (‘commercially’) in 2004 that we will not be milking goats through the winter. It is a little scary for me to think about as I keep my life-rhythm by the seasons and activity on the farm, and I am...

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Summer News

28 August 2015 I am really not sure how it happened, but the entire summer has escaped and I have not gotten a single blog update done.  I have now become one of those people that I get all judgy about when they let their websites become stale! I am here to tell you,...

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Last Day of May 2015

So, I told Shaun yesterday that I wanted to have all our work done by 2:00 p.m. and be sitting (freshly showered) on the back deck, laptop in hand, blogging about our amazing life, while sipping a glass of wine and watching him (also freshly showered) barbeque...

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The Big Surprise!

Happy May!  I absolutely love May! It is my favorite month of the year.  Everything is coming to life, babies are abundant, lilacs are blooming, weather is mild and sunny, days are getting longer and my energy level just soars.  By June, I am tired, but May?…it is my...

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This Cheesemaker’s Reality

What was I thinking? Cheesemaking? Really?!  For (literally) YEARS, I went around flapping to everyone at conferences where I was speaking saying, ‘Cheesemaking is a gift that I do not possess and therefore, NO, our farm will NEVER go into cheesemaking!”  It is true;...

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Our Spring Fling

Isn’t spring absolutely wonderful?  It feels like with every sunny day things are just bursting to life.  The pastures are full of lambs and the garden beds are ready for seeds.  It does feel a little overwhelming on some days, though.  This is, without a doubt, the...

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A New Look

Ta-Da!  Here it is….our new look!  Welcome to our new website!  It is still a work in progress, so please, if you find errors or something missing, don’t hesitate to shoot us a line and let us know about it.  You know what it is like when you are putting together a...

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Spring Kidding Season Has Arrived

Well, it is fair to say that kidding season has arrived!  We were honestly starting to wonder if those does were ever going to start kidding, but once they started it has been a good dose of activity and confusion on a daily basis in the barn.  That could be partly...

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Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year, farm friends!  …and it seems that again, I am a bit tardy with my monthly greeting.  New Year’s resolution #15: be timelier with farm website updates.  You can all be my accountability partners!  We’ll see how I do. Shaun and I spent January 1,2015...

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Doing Our Part for Clean Water

We are proud to be part of the Clark County Small Acreage Program model properties for clean water! Click to learn What 'stewardship' means to us!

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