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July 10, 2019

One of the challenges we face with our farm is the in-between-ness of it all. For example, we raise broiler chickens. We sell them to friends and family, and we do a nice amount of them - 75 this year. Too many for our family alone but not enough to pay for a large exp...

August 22, 2017

Over the past few weeks, I've done my fair share of canning: peaches, jam, pickles, salsa and even chili starter. And during those long, hot hours, I've had a bit of time to think about the processing and preserving process. So I was pleasantly surprised, in a way, to...

August 3, 2017

There's a movement afoot: transitioning servicemembers transitioning to farmers. Or, as the Farmer Veteran Coalition says, "Mobilizing veterans to feed America." We are proud to say that we are now officially part of that movement. 

Wooden Anchor Farm has been certified...

July 12, 2017

One of our favorite summer traditions is making refrigerator pickles. My mother-in-law gave me her recipe: it's the most perfect pickle you'll ever taste! 

Without further ado, here it is:

Brine:

* 2/3 c canning or pickling salt
* 3 c white vinegar
* 5 c water
(makes 4 qt...

July 10, 2017

Well, we did it. We added more kids to our crazy family. How many more, you ask incredulously? Three. Three kids - a set of twins and a singleton little girl.

Right, so we're not totally crazy - we've added kid goats! I'm happy to introduce Jennifer Peabody, Branch, and...

April 18, 2017

When we purchased our farm, it was with eyes wide open, confident that not only did the house need extensive remodeling, but that we would be the ones putting that sweet, sweet sweat equity into our forever home. 

Our current project is the original bathroom - we alread...

March 13, 2017

Who are we?

We are a recently retired military family rediscovering our farming-community roots.

We are a husband and wife, father and mother, four children - a couple adopted, a couple not; a couple with special needs and a couple without. 

We are a family transitioning...

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