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What do you know of the wind?

What do you know of the wind?

Winter’s mud still clings to my boots as joyful twittering brightens the sky above the plain and simple barn. Amorous acrobats arc and dip, in homecoming exuberance, carrying the warm wet winds of mystical places far to the south. They look down as if to query me:...
So close to a cow

So close to a cow

Have you ever stood so close to a cow you could smell the sweet breath of her breathing? Or watched as her skin tried to twitch away a pesky piercing fly? Have you noticed a tick buried deep in her coat or the flecks of dark mud on her udder? Felt the quick pain as a...
The Harvest Celebration

The Harvest Celebration

Friends of Plowshares Farm Center for Education and Spirituality gathered for The Harvest Celebration this year by Zoom.  The short program featured many aspects of life on the farm, a virtual “cake walk”, a testimony from the Coop family following a...
Celebrating 20 years

Celebrating 20 years

As Plowshares Farm Center for Education and Spirituality celebrates the twenty year anniversary, we share this short reflection of why we came to the farm and how life has evolved since then. We celebrate, with gratitude, the gift of Earth and its life, the living...
Jack, the Farm Dog

Jack, the Farm Dog

Introducing Farmer Bob’s best buddy, Jack, our Farm dog. If you’ve been to Plowshares, you’ve likely been greeted by Jack. If you haven’t been here yet, here’s your chance to meet him. i Student Activities Download suggested student activities to accompany the...