Farm Life Week Three: Foundations, Frames, and a Modern take on Tradition

Beautiful, functional, and built to last: That’s the design ethos of the buildings that dot the property at Snow Lake. Not only have I found myself in awe of the variety of aesthetic and functional design choices that the folks here have created, but I’ve also witnessed visitors passing through consistently ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’ over …

Farm Life Week Two: Cheesemaking and the Wonders of Whey

There are four goats on the farm who currently produce milk: Mocha, Cocoa, Sissiboo, and Delia. Collectively they are referred to as “the does,” which I think has more of a ring to it than “the nannies,” another term for female goats. Every three days they produce enough milk that Paul makes cheese, and I’ve …

Farm Life Week One: Four Greenhouses, and One Sweaty Acupuncturist

I said to Farmer Paul the other day, “What if I wrote some blog entries about being a guest worker and resident of Snow Lake Keep?” and his eyes lit up and he said “Yes! Absolutely! That would be great!” Paul and everyone here have been extremely busy this summer, with ambitious building projects going …