by Laura Parker Roerden I leave magazines in our bathroom. It’s a slightly subversive act because I tend to stock the ones that my three sons wouldn’t pick up and read on their own: National Geographic, Modern Farmer, Orion, Harvard Magazine. I myself have learned some of the most amazing things about the world in these […]
How Now. . .
by Laura Parker Roerden It is with us…
as a little bird hidden in the leaves
who sings quietly and waits, and sings.
-The Hidden Singer by Wendell Berry, farmer and poet I like poetry. I write it. I read it. I particularly like listening to it. When I was younger, I used to feel that […]
Musings of a fourth generation farmer
by Laura Parker Roerden Quick. Close your eyes and picture a cow. What did you see? How many of you saw a black and white cow? I thought so. Poor misunderstood BROWN cows: Ashyires, Jerseys, and Herefords. Our farm has always had brown cows, which poses a bit of […]
What happens when you move your family from living in a major city to your fifth generation family farm? You begin with a few cows to keep the pastures open and launch a beef CSA to buy the hay for the cows that keep the pasture open, then add some chickens to eat the bugs […]