Archive for the 'Small Farmers' Category

Year End Summary

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

We finished 2011 with some highs and some lows.
Highs - We’ve had more satisfied customers this year than ever before. We will finish the year with 42 groups or families having stayed with us. Overall, based upon days, we had a 55% occupancy rate. Our months of July and November […]

The Pidder-Padder of Little Chicken Feet

Monday, August 1st, 2011

We have a whole brood of little banty chochin chickens and they are just the cutest little things. Standing about 8-10 inches high, and coming in pretty colors from black, to buff, to black and white- speckled, they love to be talked to and fed bread. Their preference is that I come sit […]

Farm Events

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Wishing it would stop raining. The sky is always grey, and overcast. It can be depressing. Then I see the pretty trees, and the flowering dogwoods, and the trillium blooming, and it is ok if it rains.
Cool today, seems like to me it is unseasonably so, but I hope that it will […]

Lambing Season is Upon Us

Monday, March 28th, 2011

The lambs have been coming in droves…. Not sure exactly what a drove is, but it sounds good anyway. As of yesterday 3/27, we had 59 lambs born. The barn smells very much like sheep, and the lambs are doing well, becoming more like popcorn every day.
This is the first time in awhile […]

Katahdin Sheep Update

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Looks like we’ll be working on getting officially into “breeder” status, as we’ve partnered with a couple of other Katahdin sheep breeders who are working toward proving that worm resistance is hereditary and can be passed down from the sire. We’ve partnered with Mossy Oak Farms of Wooster, and Wade-Jean Farm of Loudonville, and […]

Texting at the Weston House with Teenagers

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

“This is the worst thing in the world that you can do to a teenager!!!!”, said the 17 year old grand daughter of one of our guests when she discovered that there was no cell phone reception at our house a couple of weeks ago. This week, we have 4 teenagers and a single […]

Ah the Joys of Rural Ohio Living

Monday, June 28th, 2010

You will never believe the conversation going on at our house this morning. First you have to understand that we live in Rural Ohio, where in spite of the fact that it is 2010, we do not get cell phone coverage. We live within 60 miles of the city of Columbus but in […]

Spring - I hope soon

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

We got hit pretty hard this year with snow. Right now there is still snow on the ground, and Frank started separating sheep yesterday for lambing. He’s got them all in little pens, about 4-6 per pen. Makes for more work, but it keeps the sheep gentler when he needs to get […]

Snow - in Feburary

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

The snow just keeps falling and falling. We have about 8 inches so far that came down all in one day yesterday, and we are expecting up to another 4 inches today - although the flakes are way smaller than yesterday.
I am looking forward to going out and hearing the quiet that follows a […]

Drawers Not Good for Toilet Paper

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

So we cleaned today after guests left the Weston House. Every now and then we find something gross (usually compliments of the people) such as 3 days worth of dirty dishes, or poopy diapers (people with toddlers are the worst!). But now and then we find something funny - which is usually compliments […]