New stuff over on Smith Meadows and Vimeo…

Still trying to figure out how to link all this stuff together, but making lots of progress!  I’ve made a few new videos and posted them on our Vimeo Channel, which you can visit here:

Also, a new Leap Year blog over on our farm page.

Today, I heard the spring peepers for the first time this year.  Can’t wait to hear their full chorus around dusk for the next few weeks…

When about 500 of these little frogs get together, they make a wall of sound.

Thoughts from late February…

We’re taking what’s left of winter 2012 to make some fun (and in theory, educational) farming videos for the first time.  These will be little 5 minute vignettes of the sorts of things we do around here at Smith Meadows… from fixing broken water troughs to explaining hog rooting behavior to harvesting February watercress.

For years, we’ve had apprenticeships here on the farm (hence the Jake Galle shout out in the first video… he was an apprentice who helped assemble several of these hutches), and we’re now hoping that these videos can be part of a ‘virtual apprenticeship’ for a wider audience.  It will take some time, but gradually a larger picture of what we’re about should begin to coalesce.

Let us know what you think of them, and especially if you have any suggestions for topics you’d like to see.

In the meantime, I’ll be blogging regularly over on our farm site,