Crownhillfarm Photos & Videos on Instagram

Report inappropriate content

crownhillfarmny

Eighth night of Chanukah. The fire burns brightly tonight. There is a bit more warmth tonight than the night before. And I’m grateful. Tonight the fullness of the candles remind me of just how much I have. And honestly, there are a lot of tough and down moments lately so a reminder of what I have helps to lift my spirit— if just a little. I can be focused on the immense darkness around me— the sun sets so early and the winter days can be grey. Or, I can see the little points of light that are right before my eyes. That small ounce of warmth is enough. The flicker of light I feel in moments of darkness is enough. Enough to go on. Enough to believe that full glory of light will indeed return. #chanukah #eighthnight #lastnight #candlelight #chagurimsameach #crownhillfarm

1

crownhillfarmny

Made this delicious French-style pumpkin soup recipe. I’ve had this recipe for years folded up in the ‘soups’ section of my recipe box. When I first made it, I had to search high and low for the pumpkin variety specified. Now I grow them myself. This recipe is why the Rouge vid d’etampes pumpkins can always be found in my field. A favorite for sure. More about this recipe in my stories. #heirloompumpkin #rougevifdetampes #pumpkinsoup #frenchpumpkinsoup #madefromscratch #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

Rituals are important but don’t always have to be serious. This here is a daily ritual with Forrest. He gets up on my lap after eating his meals. It’s our way of greeting and sharing love snuggles. It’s his way - by sniffing and nosing my face. Somehow, this ritual moment anchors our bond and trust. Rituals can have all kinds of intentions and are a way to anchor an intention with regular attention. I used to feel so much fear and distrust with my big boy but now, after days of care and rituals like this that give attention to my intention of trust.... here we are. #maremmasheepdog #maremmadog #doglife #farmdogsofinstagram #farmdog #livestockguardiandog #crownhillfarm

1

crownhillfarmny

Thank you @thegrangecommunitykitchen for a delicious lunch. I know I can always count on you for good food, cooked to perfection, made with prime local ingredients. #farmtotable #saturdaybrunch #crownhillfarm

3

crownhillfarmny

So grateful for fire as the house cools down while the gas is off. A cozy Saturday in front of the fire. #fireplace #stayingwarm #saturdaymorning #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

TFW you find yourself having full conversations with the poultry and waterfowl about the meaning of life and requested improvements to the housing sich. #chickenlife #ducklife #gooselife #farmlife #talkinganimals #crownhillfarm

1

crownhillfarmny

Tomato seeds arrived from @wildboarfarms — so excited. Is it spring yet???!!! #tomatoes #seedsherenow #isitspringyet #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

Good Morning and Happy Friday from Oreo and his girls. There are bits of sunshine glowing on the white snow today and the air feels crisp and clear. #friyay #friday #chickenlife #crownhillfarm

2

crownhillfarmny

0

crownhillfarmny

This girl is definitely giving me a look that says: “No way am I setting foot out there! It’s cold!” #chickenlife #sillychickens #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

My handsome Oreo Rooster. He’s had his moments of full-on feisty but really, he’s a giant sweetheart that lets me pet and hold him. #rooster #roostersofinstagram #plymouthrockchicken #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

Ok, so what the heck size of an egg is this?! I found this tiny egg, along with a regular egg, in the girls’ nests this morning. #tinyegg #chickenlife #crownhillfarm

7

crownhillfarmny

Please go read the entire post from @odeandiefreude or the full article which I quoted (link in bio) ・・・ “Long before food was a commodity bought and sold for profit, no act of food production, from harvesting, growing, preparing, preserving, storing, cooking, baking, was left unblessed by women’s prayers, rituals and devotions. And for most of human history nearly every domestic activity from making pots to planting seeds to baking bread was ritual “hearthcraft”. And to put it very simply, women’s food magic had one central purpose, to honour and nourish the great mother of all – who in turn nourished them.” ~Danielle Prohom Olson . . . For a long time I felt that my growing focus on nourishment, tending the land and hearth, growing food and caring for the living creatures here was a ‘cop-out’ from my own potential and capabilities. Thinking that I’m supposed to hustle and bustle and work hard at some kind of job that ‘does something’ which would give meaning to my life. At the same time, from an early age I remember wondering: “Why can’t we all just....be?” As in, why does there need to be all the complexity of modern life? Something deep in me yearned for a life solely about living. . . . It’s been a slow process, and a little more each day I recognize the sacred honor of living this life and sharing it with others. I recognize a natural path with great depth of meaning well beyond anything I could imagine that is a return to honoring land and body and food and kindness. I’m still learning and unraveling the layers (continued in comments)...

4

crownhillfarmny

1

crownhillfarmny

Annie is the supreme goofball of the Chicken flock. She is a Speckled Sussex and the most into showing all her angles for the camera. She sometimes runs around in circles. Literally. #crazychicken #chickensofinstagram #chickenlife #pasturedpoultry #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

I think I’ve got my #ducksinarow. What do you think? #crownhillfarm

2

crownhillfarmny

Thanks, ma! This Brussel Sprout stalk makes the BEST toy! And gives me bits of snack, too. Forget my usual favorite toy ball, this much more fun! #maremmasheepdog #maremmaofinstagram #dogtoys #allorganic #organictoys #naturaltoys #crownhillfarm

3

crownhillfarmny

One last look out the door before tucking in. Just making sure all is well for the night. I love how the geese have an awareness of what’s around them always. I feel like each step is slow and intentional with them. No rush. #geeseofinstagram #timeforbed #evening #eveningonthefarm #crownhillfarm

3

crownhillfarmny

Misty evening. Quiet. Peaceful. Gentle shadows upon the snow. Solace. Home. #crownhillfarm

1

crownhillfarmny

Good Morning from the Girls. Yes, the ‘intrepid’ ones daring to take steps in the snow. #chickenlife #chickensofinstagram #winterchickens #chickensinthesnow #barnyard #crownhillfarm

2

crownhillfarmny

3

crownhillfarmny

Leftover turkey turning into Einkorn Asian-Style Dumplings. Snowy days and a ton of leftovers are perfect for kitchen creativity! #gettingcreative #makingdumplings #einkorn #snowyday #kitchenproject #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

And oh Jasmine— now Naga. You were extra special to my heart. The last of the puppies to go and the one who lived in the house with us for a while. Such a cutie pie! You’ve got such a lovely family and ‘flock’ of kids to tend with @alisonzein and family. Enjoy every second and stay out of trouble! I’ve added a couple of extra pics of you and your cute antics in the house. Blessed first Birthday, cutie pie!! #maremmasheepdog #firstbirthday #dogsofinstagram #crownhillfarm

1

crownhillfarmny

(Left to right) Bayley and Lily now Roscoe and Esther. I hear you are both doing wonderfully at guarding your flocks of chickens at @yundwell_pastured_poultry —well done you two!!! Such goofs in this picture. Happy Birthday. #maremmasheepdog #firstbirthday #dogsofinstagram #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

And, Poppy and Sitka, now Poppy and Macgyver. I know you’ve had some learning curves but you are both super loved and cared for, doing your best to learn and grow with your kids and alpacas. Happy Birthday to you both!! #maremmasheepdog #firstbirthday #dogsofinstagram #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

And here’s Mr Rowan, now Giuseppi or Seppi for short. I actually got to visit you this summer and see @lincfarm - the wonderful farm where you live. You’re so lucky to be loved and have two wonderful older dog mentors to teach you all the things. I also see the trouble you get into here and there but I’ve heard you’re growing to be a good boy. Happy Birthday big boy! #maremmasheepdog #dogsofinstagram #firstbirthday #crownhillfarm

3

crownhillfarmny

Oh sweet Basil! You were given that name because you stayed green a good couple of weeks after being born! I’ve loved watching you grow up this year at @flipsidefarmcsa and I see how happy you are! I’ve heard you are quite the gentleman and also the official greeter for the CSA customers. You are very loved, Happy Birthday! #maremmasheepdog #firstbirthday #dogsofinstagram #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

Oliver, now known as Tripp is doing so wonderfully at @our_own_ontario tending the farm. He’s getting so big. Happy Birthday, buddy! Pictures: now, 6-weeks, going home day. #maremmasheepdog #firstbirthday #dogsofinstagram #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

Here’s sweet Rosie who went with Alicia and Roland. 1:now, 2:6-weeks old, 3:the day she went home about 31/2 months old. She is best buds with the older dog and does a great job guarding her children. We love you, Rosie! #maremmasheepdog #firstbirthday #dogsofinstagram #oneyearlater #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

Today, this crazy pile of cute is 1-year old! My, it feels like just yesterday we were midwifing these babes into the world! Stay tuned all day today as I share 1-year photos of all these cuties. #maremmasheepdog #firstbirthday #crownhillfarm

3

crownhillfarmny

Yesterday was finally green again with all the snow melted into mud. Today, this. Still mud underneath. #wintertime #winterfarmhouse #farmlife #seasonchange #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

Leftover turkey + leftover einkorn pie dough = Thanksgiving Pot Pie. Thank you, @alwayssomethingfarm for the turkey that keeps on giving! #madefromscratch #potpie #turkeyleftovers #organicliving #einkorn #einkorncommunity #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

The dogs have taken it upon themselves to do some rennovations on their house. They pushed a glass pane out and made a second door. I wonder what else they have planned to fix the place up. #rennovation #doghouse #maremmasheepdog #farmdogs #doglife #dogsofinstagram #crownhillfarm

1

crownhillfarmny

1

crownhillfarmny

Good Morning. Beautiful sunrise over the farm this morning. #sunrise #crownhillfarm

1

crownhillfarmny

Thanksgiving Dinner is almost happening. Thank you, @alwayssomethingfarm for this beautiful (GIANT) turkey. I deeply appreciate knowing that what I eat has been raised humanely and consciously. #knowyourfarmerknowyourfood #mindfullygrown #crownhillfarm #turkey #thanksgivingdinner #organicliving

4

crownhillfarmny

So so proud of this Apple Pear Pie made with #einkorn dough. Grateful to @lore_the_owl_cat for helping can the pie filling and @kikirsi for helping with construction today. I used fresh sliced pears from @farmersandartisans combined with the canned apple filling. Truly a community built pie! And.... pretty!! Swipe ⬅️ to see it before baked. #applepie #einkorncommunity #einkornflour #latticepie #farmtotable #originalwheat #madefromscratch #holidaydesserts #einkornbaking #crownhillfarm

6

crownhillfarmny

0

crownhillfarmny

Beautiful winter carrots to be lightly steamed with herb butter sauce and leftovers on Friday. Yes, already planning post holiday meals. Thanks to @meganwalrod for planting back in August and @kikirsi for harvesting in the snow together today. #mindfullygrown #farmtotable #heirloomcarrots #wintercrop #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

January would REALLY like to become a house at this winter. Not sure yet about three in the house but she’s warming us all up to the idea. She sneaks in past me and then later I’ll find her sleeping on my bed or otherwise chilling upstairs. “See, I’m a good inside cat!” She says showing off her best behavior. #wewillsee #garagecat #indoorcat #tryinghard #makenewfriends #winteronthefarm #crownhillfarm

1

crownhillfarmny

Natural refrigeration is keeping our kale fresh and crisp for the holiday tomorrow. It may be snowing but it’ll be a farm-to-table holiday. #farmtotable #farmtofork #winterkale #winteronthefarm #winterharvest #mothernature #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

0

crownhillfarmny

Send this sweet one some love. Not feeling great but no broken bones. A little adventure and some meds. Hopefully she’ll be on the mend soon. #chickenlife #crownhillfarm

2

crownhillfarmny

Glimpses of winter. The quiet snowfall making everything look beautiful. Strange to think that yesterday I wasn’t even wearing a jacket and was mucking out coops and today it’s a winter wonderland. Mother Nature is tucking us in. #winterwonderland #vineyardvines #winterscene #natureisbeautiful #winteronthefarm #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

Duck footprints in the snow. #ducksofinstagram #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

Beautiful mild day today = mucking our coops and mulching garlic. Dogs get the big pasture for the day. Chickens love when I rustle all the straw around. Ducks and geese got a fresh bathing pool since it’s mild weather. The farm feels satisfied as it slows down and tucks in under the first light snow blanket. Feeding that which I want to grow. #farmlife #mulching #coopcleaning #happyfarm #mindfulfarming #mindfullygrown #feedthesoil #nourish #thatwhichfeedsus #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

Good Morning, girls! It’s sunny out, so no more hiding in the coop today! Time for some fresh air! And a few treats are a good motivator, too. #chickenlife #barnyard #comeoutandplay #chickentreats #mindfullygrown #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

Come see us today at the Farmers Market at Staub Square in Hamburg Village. 10am - 2pm. This is the LAST WEEK. Kale, Cabbage, Eggs, Pumpkin, Squash. What do you need for your holiday table this week? There are a whole host of wonderful vendors! #farmersmarket #buffalove #villageofhamburg #mindfullygrown #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

And so it begins..... #winterishere #crownhillfarm

2

crownhillfarmny

Pre Thanksgiving meditation. Not for unruly guests. Just for quality cooking. One of the things I’ve learned that makes a HUGE difference to cooking being easy and enjoyable is to have quality tools. Making one smooth perfect slice in a tomato is much better than smooshing it and making a mess with a bad knife. This goes for any work you might do. Have good tools and lovingly tend to them. That might be your computer, your desk, your vehicle, or most importantly... yourself. This started as a quick Thanksgiving kitchen post and has now turned into a thought about self-care. #toolsofthetrade #selfcare #knives #foodpreparation #kitchenessentials #itsallconnected #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

Please send some love to this sweet girl. Her leg is injured and slow to heal. She’s getting plenty of natural healing remedies, food and rest. She’s such a sweetie and I hope she recovers to rejoin her flock. #welsummer #chicken #chickensofinstagram #housechicken #crownhillfarm

4

crownhillfarmny

Remember this cute bunch of fluff?? Well.... they’ll be a year old in just a few days. Although none of these cuties live here at CHF any longer, we will be CELEBRATING 🎉 them! I’ve reached out to their owners so stay tuned for 1-year updates with PHOTOS! #puppiesofinstagram #maremmasheepdog #1stbirthday #crownhillfarm

9

crownhillfarmny

Thank you @thegrangecommunitykitchen for the perfect Wednesday morning atmosphere to vision, play and ‘talk shop’ with @meganwalrod. Looking forward to what will emerge from this conversation. Sometimes it’s good to get away from the farm to nourish spirit and mind with the support of dear friends. Nourishment is not just about food and body. #nourish #soultime #friends #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

Ginger Carrot Lacto-Ferment. I think these are going to have a little kick to them since I used more ginger and my own dried Hungarian Chili Peppers. #picklepebbles #picklepipe #lactofermentation #gingercarrots #naturesmedicine #naturalhealth #crownhillfarm

3

crownhillfarmny

Guests may not arrive for another week but preparations have begun. Well, actually the breadcrumbs in the second photo began 2 months ago. Today, making some more veg broth so I am all set with all of our cooking needs. I LOVE using the soup socks to make broth. It makes cleanup and packing the soup so much easier! #soupsocks #holidayprep #veggiebroth #madefromscratch #organiccooking #crownhillfarm

0

crownhillfarmny

A little post-breakfast romp in the pasture. #maremmasheepdog #pasturelife #dogsofinstagram #happydogs #crownhillfarm

2

crownhillfarmny

Phew, what a day! Took advantage of a mostly clear afternoon to do the big CHF bird Migration. The ducks and geese moved their pen into the barn with free ranging during the day. The chickens then moved from the summer pasture & coop to the winter coop (where the ducks were in summer). The Winter coop got these gorgeous new nesting boxes and a bit of an overhaul. Everyone seems settled for the night (as I can see on the webcams). I was hoping to put all this off another couple of weeks but alas, the low temps said it’s time now— no more waiting. Ok, Momma Nature, I hear you. Now, it’s time for me to settle for the night. #flockmigration #movingday #heritagechickens #farmlife #newcoop #oldcoop #winterprep #crownhillfarm

2

crownhillfarmny

There is nothing like a good Sunday Morning Farm breakfast to re-set and ground before a busy week. Light snow outside, Bird watching in the window, “Wait Wait” on the radio and thinking about my Thanksgiving menu in a couple of weeks. #sundaymorning #breakfastonthefarm #sundaybreakfast #thanksgivingplanning #pasturedeggs #crownhillfarm

1

crownhillfarmny

There may be a bit of snow outside but we are here at the Farmer’s Market at Staub Square in the Village of Hamburg. 10-2pm. Hope to see you! #mindfullygrown #indoormarket #farmersmarket #crownhillfarm

7

crownhillfarmny

Early morning snow dog. I will still be at today’s INDOOR market at Staub Square in the Village of Hamburg. Forest was a great helper getting kale ready for market! #farmersmarket #indoormarket #snowymorning #maremmasheepdog #snowwhatsnow #crownhillfarm

4

crownhillfarmny

Homemade Saurkraut with our own cabbage and Caraway seed. This is called Lacto-fermentation and besides being another way of preserving foods, can aid in digestion, and increased vitamin levels. A lacto-ferment also adds a lot of helpful enzymes into your system. And, it tastes delicious! This one is like eating a salty rye bread. Caraway is also a wonderful digestive aid and is known to help reduce risk of stomach and digestive diseases when taken daily. Tasty + Beneficial = Nourishing. Thanks to @kikirsi for the kraut set and starting me with this first batch!!! #saurkraut #lactofermentation #preservingtheharvest #caraway #cabbage #mindfullygrown #crownhillfarm

3

crownhillfarmny

Gives new meaning to the phrase Snowbird. Yes, white stuff fell from the sky today. Nothing stuck. Yet. #winterishere #snowbird #pasturedpoultry #crownhillfarm

0