Archive for May, 2013

Rat Snake

30May13

Ugh! Eric spotted a rat snake this morning in the road going toward the barn. It was about 5 feet long and looked like it just ate its breakfast. We had to keep our dog Daisy away. She tried to get it and it struck out at her! Lucky for her it missed!


Cher and Eric have been doing their CSA for 12 years now and have learned quite a bit. The one thing I’ve observed from talking with them is that we aren’t much different. We all have to choose what’s important to us and make sacrifices along the way. Time, money and resources all play a […]


Down in the hollow in one of the branches of Cher and Eric’s creek, Eric has built and installed a ram pump to supply water to their livestock. It pumps about 400 gallons a day up to two polyethylene tanks. It has been a year-round source of water even through the drought last year. The […]


We are particularly interested in the chickens since this is the first livestock we will attempt on our farm. We would like them to be free-range. Eventually, we would also like to raise beef. In one of their pastures is where their chickens are. The tractor coops, affectionately dubbed, the Dining Car, the Nesting Car […]


Up on the hill above their homestead, Eric gave us a tour starting with where they raise their CSA produce. Since Eric’s been doing organic produce since he was 21, he’s learned quite a bit and applies it to his farming today. They rely on rainfall to water their vegetables. Tomatoes, garlic, elephant garlic, sweet […]


About a half a mile up a dirt road lies Bugtussle Farm. It’s a 160-acre family-owned CSA farm in Kentucky. It’s owners, Cher and Eric have 3 beautiful kids and a short-haired Great Pyrenees dog. Their farm is committed to sustainable, organic agriculture. Their business sustains them and supports 50 CSA consumer families. If you’d […]


Two Houdinis

27May13

Leaving the house for a day always requires some thought, particulary when it comes to the dogs. We have to lock up Goliath before we leave because he follows us. Last time we left for a day, we thought we dog-proofed the barn enough and left them. That evening, we came back to a mess. […]