Winter’s early arrival

It seems Mother Nature has decided winter should come early to Sweet Bear Farm. We had a small storm over the weekend which we enjoyed, since grass was still peeking through. (For those of you familiar with our house, yes,… Continue Reading →

Piglets on a rainy day

Ruby brought 10 new creatures to the farm today. She was due on Sunday but decided to wait until today to farrow, which was pretty convenient as today is the only day Jeremiah and I were both off. She was… Continue Reading →

Nature’s playground

We don’t have a swing set or play structure here at Sweet Bear Farm, but Eleanor finds plenty of places to push herself and play. She has her trusty steed on the side of one hiking trail. And her favorite… Continue Reading →

Rose’s fall piglets

Rose has a lovely litter that she’s nursing at the moment. They’re about 2.5 weeks old and a rainbow of colors, ranging from the pure pink one that Eleanor has named Wilbur (although I think the piglet is a girl…)… Continue Reading →

The fruits of summer

Eleanor hit the jackpot this evening when we noticed the raspberries by the pond were ripe and plentiful, or at least plentiful enough to satisfy her appetite. This fall I hope to thin the patch out and improve the harvest… Continue Reading →

Built farm tough

We’re doing some work around the pond and this girl has been integral. No one will deny she is built farm tough. Yes, that’s her very own Stihl chainsaw.

If it fits… it sits…

Yesterday we were greeted with a chilly morning, around 40 degrees. Today we were up over 80. Apparently summer did decide to arrive, just in time for June this week. We moved the meat pigs to help eat down some… Continue Reading →

Putting the pigs to work

I’m probably a little behind, but my goal is to start getting the vegetable starts out of the basement and into the garden this weekend. Likely I should have started things like peas outside already, but I didn’t have the… Continue Reading →


We had some dusk visitors to the pond this evening. We happened to look out the window while headed for a potty break during bedtime and noticed cow and calf moose availing themselves of some refreshments at the pond edge…. Continue Reading →

Off the grid again…

We spent 88 hours off the grid after a big thunderstorm on Friday. This time the line was snapped on our road, and many other places in the region, delaying restoration of power. We were very thankful for the generator… Continue Reading →

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