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The Little Seed Vision

And the Calf says, "So what's this Little Seed business all about anyway?"

What's Little Seed All About?

We’ve received a number of questions recently about our vision for the farm and what we want to produce. It’s a difficult question to answer, but it’s important to share some of our thoughts as we get started.
 
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Vermont Cheesemakers Festival

Shelburne Farm, Vermont Cheesemakers Festival, Little Seed Farm, GrassfedVolunteer Sign In at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn
What a weekend! After a great Saturday traipsing around Hawthorne Valley Farm, Scrapple and I took a trip up to my home state for the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival. Cheese fest? In Vermont? We didn't need any more convincing. We weren’t entirely sure what to expect, but we happily signed up as volunteers to help with vendor set-up. Volunteering was a great way to save $35 each on a ticket and get a chance to meet the cheesemakers. After set-up we were free to spend an amazing day indulging in VT artisan cheese, beer, chocolate, and conversation. We're sure to be first in line to volunteer again next year!
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The Hummingbird and the Fire - A Story

Just wanted to share a story that we love. It's about a hummingbird and a fire, as told by Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. Even if you've seen it a million times it's always inspriational and moving. Always be the hummingbird! Enjoy!

 

 

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Farms Flows - Bees, Cash and Confusion


Courtesy of thedailygreen.com

We were watching the movie Colony last weekend (highly recommended) and I was inspired to follow-up on a topic that I think confuses the heck out of most people. Cash vs. Accrual Accounting. Don’t be alarmed by the word “accrual”, you don’t even need to know what it means to understand the concept. Press on! 

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Make Your Own Hand-Pressed Wedding Invites and Keep The Piggybank Happy

the first step of our invites Scrapple and I are getting married in August (yeay!) and for the past few months I’ve been immersed in planning and crafting. I'm trying to save cash for the farm and make our big day more sustainable while giving it an aesthetic that has our own special feel. Making our invites turned out to be a great example. I thought I'd share how I did it as the research part took some time and I uncovered a few gems during the process. It was a fun project and I loved how they turned out - they feel like us!     
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