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a goat named July

Back when we bought Sunflower River, and were talking about getting goats, and were working on building some infrastructure for goats, I had a conversation with a co-worker about her experience of owning goats. She said, "you know they're a lot before you get them,...

bat houses

Using designs provided by our neighbor, who has had bats in her bat houses for many years, our wwoof volunteer Adam built and installed these lovely bat houses. We're prone to naming things around here, so they are Nectar House, Agave House, and Ocotillo House. We...

work parties

We have four volunteers working with us on the farm for a couple months - something that hasn't happened in quite a while. This past work party on Sunday there were 8 people on the farm for all or part of the day, and we: de-mousified all the stored insulation and...

racing into autumn

We have been keeping extremely busy around here since the Harvest Festival. The Festival itself was, as always, a lovely day spent in the excellent company of friends old and new. Many farm tours were had, many people met the goats, much good food was eaten, and as...

three goats of our own

So, as I mentioned last month, we did buy July, the young wether (neutered male) from our friend Laura. Then a couple things happened very rapidly, and now we have three goats. We ended up with a choice between a mini-Lamancha/Nigerian dwarf cross doeling, and an...

11th Annual Harvest Festival

You are invited to the 11th Annual Sunflower River Harvest Festival! Help us celebrate our twelfth birthday as a community by coming to our Harvest Festival, an all-ages celebration of the year, the harvest, the cycles of the seasons, of friendship and family and the...

Chicken Processing Workshop

Want to learn how to process your own poultry? We are offering a hands-on chicken-processing workshop, from live bird to oven-ready, on Sunday, August 11th. $25 for the workshop, or $30 includes taking home your own farm-fresh chicken. We have spots available at 7:30,...

we’ve levelled up – into goats!

if you follow us on Instagram, I'm sure you've noticed by now that we have goats on the farm! they are not ours - they belong to our friend Laura - but we asked if we could borrow them to eat down the epic stand of sunflowers in our pasture, and they are doing a...

we’re still here!

it's been quite a spring, with the usual quotient of too much to do, and a long gap in our volunteer hosting, which means we're running a little slower than usual this spring, and a little less on the computer and more in the garden, which is no bad thing. Jenny...

patio!

Last year, Jenny taught a course on using recycled materials in your home/farm/building project for the Hubbell House class series. And sometime after that, one of the folks who had taken that class contacted us to ask if we wanted a patio's worth of used...

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