Making Cheddar Cheese

Making Cheddar Cheese

Making Cheddar Cheese Making cheddar cheese on Monday was a special event for us. I was ecstatic and enthusiastic throughout the all-day process. It has been along time since we have made this cheese. It requires an immense amount of pressure to form the curds into a...
Adventures in Milking or A Day in The Life

Adventures in Milking or A Day in The Life

Adventures in Milking I’ll start by filling you in on our adventures in milking. We are only milking 2 cows at the moment. It is quite a challenge but we are tough farmers and up to the task. One of a total of 6 cows did not conceive. Three others birthed calves...
Farm Animals Update

Farm Animals Update

Farm Animals Update We are responsible for quite a few farm animals – cows, sheep, goats and donkeys. Sometimes they require lots of extra assistance and attention especially around birthing time. We provide protection and care to the best of our ability....
Welcome to Farm Life Blog

Welcome to Farm Life Blog

Farm Life Blog The purpose of this blog going forward is to keep you updated on our progress with the farm and creamery. We want you to get to know us and we look forward to hearing from you in the comments section so that we may get to know you as well. We hope to...
Garden Design, hugelcultur raised beds

Garden Design, hugelcultur raised beds

Gardening in this old way is new to many.  The older ideas of using nature’s way to self-feed plant  roots with wood decomposing under your soil.Combine that example with raised beds which reduce back strain from leaning over, lessen weed problems when the...
Oh the Goats

Oh the Goats

Oh the Goats What can I say except “Oh the goats”. So here is today’s story. Each story is usually unique. And this one goes like this. It was time to move the animals to another piece of pasture. We have the pasture divided into lots of smaller...
Permaculture — I Gotta Start Somewhere

Permaculture — I Gotta Start Somewhere

Permaculture “I gotta start somewhere” comes from the realization that months have passed and Yikes! It has been forever since either of us posted on the website. Scott keeps everybody up to date on Facebook with daily goings on at the farm with the...
Old Tree Piles

Old Tree Piles

Tree piles – large piles where you cannot burn them yet are in the way now.  I had been waiting for over a year to get to this little farm chore – clearing piles of old large trees. I cannot burn them where they are & they are definitely in the road...
Buy Local

Buy Local

I want to talk about the FDA and food safety. It is up to me and you to determine the “safety” of our food. I know, I know. Supposedly that is why we have the FDA. But think about it for a minute. Think about how our food system has changed over the last...
Welcome To Our Farm

Welcome To Our Farm

Peaceful Heart Farm – Front Pond in the Fall Peaceful Heart Farm is a 62 acre family owned and operated farm at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Patrick County Virginia. We raise Katahdin sheep and produce herbal supplements. We have a developing orchard...
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