Growing Pains

At Spellcast Farm, we are currently suffering through growing pains.  According to Joan Halifax (an American Zen Buddhist roshi), growing pains are a fruitful darkness, a threshold when the limits of self are recognized and tested — and broken. It is hard to be with the pain, but if you can stand it and work […]

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Back where we should be!

It was relatively painless to get blakkatz.com on to a new server and almost as painless to get the WordPress software up and running and the database imported.  It is a good feeling! As I write this, Wally is on his way home.  The last I checked, he was almost halfway here.  He cannot get […]

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It has been a better day!

Gardening — working with crops — is calming.  I started out the morning by milking the cows.  Then after processing the milk (some went into the refrigerator, some went into the cheese pot and was made into fresh ricotta [if you’ve never had fresh ricotta made from raw, grass-fed Jersey milk, you are missing out!]) […]

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Today is another day

And I am going to put my head down and just work.  There is only so much I can do because of lack of physical strength, but primarily due to my inability to use some of the tools that we have here, namely the lawn mower and weed whacker, but once Wally gets home, that […]

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I am still here

It has been a tough couple of weeks.  Wally’s daughter in Ohio is very ill and he’s been back and forth from NC to Ohio twice now.  He left to go back again on Sunday and his truck broke down on the way.  Luckily he was 60 miles from his destination when it broke down […]

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Huge holes in my writing!

I just logged on to this page to delete a spam comment — been receiving a lot of them lately — and noticed that there’s a hole in my writing between the two weekly newsletters.  Whoops! Rabbit update: I think we are finally past the bloat issues we have been dealing with lately.  I inspected […]

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The Semester is Almost Done!

I have enjoyed school, really I have, but it will be good to have a few weeks to focus on the farm.  I’ve done well, so far, I have all A’s which is what I was shooting for. I found out last night that I am a finalist for the Shark Tank competition I entered!  […]

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