~ A Week in the Adirondacks ~
Our summer continues with more beautiful, agrarian landscape shots, candid photos of the kiddos as they learn to care for our livestock, train horses, and host B&B.
But, a week doesn't go by without some added excitement. This week it came when an osprey nest on our farm collapsed onto the electric lines below it. Two of three fledglings survived the fall uninjured; the injured bird was delivered to a local bird sanctuary by some tourists who discovered and extinguished the burning nest.
We put the other two and some of their nest in a cardboard box on our barn ramp. A day went by and we realized that the parents were too frightened to tend their fallen offspring in the location we selected. Luckily, National Grid was able to come, install a platform at the original nest site, and place the two youngsters back where they belonged.
The adults quickly returned to feed their young and hastily teach some flying lessons.

 

 

 

~ Hello Summer 2018!!! ~
Photos from the late spring and early summer of 2018.
We worked deligently to get our hay rolled up, care for our laying hens, get the horses started under saddle again, and rehab an injured fawn.

 

 

~ It's Spring 2018! ~
A video celebrating motherhood and rebirth; featuring all our best photos and video clips of farming with little ones in springtime.
From the first hints of spring when the snow begins to melt and the hens begin to lay to the last of the spring chicks.

 

~ 2017 at The Inn on Lake Champlain ~
A collection of the best and worst moments as we uproot our farm from SE Ohio to The Adirondacks (Upstate NY).
Loads of before and after photos and video segments of our new life, farming, and opening a sustainable B&B in a historic Victorian farmhouse on 440 acres overlooking Lake Champlain.
Our work included redecorating and repairing the interior of the historic B&B - from painting and refinishing to plumbing and electrical repairs. Outside, we rehabilitated hay meadows, cleared brush and built fence on 40 acres. We relocated livestock 7 horses, 3 dairy cows, and a bull. Otherwise, we were improving the landscaping, building hen houses, and starting work on our garden plot. We did some minimal work to hold our historic farm structures up for another year.
Along with all the daily adventures of raising two little wild kids, milking cows, churning butter, and gretting guests, we took the time to shoot some video and take some photos of all that was amazing and beautiful in life!

~ 2017 Promo Video by WCNY ~
This short promo video was created by WCNY PBS - as part of their travel auction fundraiser.

 

 

Lake Champlain Inn

Putnam Station, NY Inn