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  • Thumbnail image for blog post Bellwether Spring Quiche.
    Bellwether Spring Quiche

    While these weeks and months have been some of the most challenging we have ever encountered, at least we have all been forced to slow down. For once, we all have some spare time. Time to spend with family members, time to take a nature walk, and of course, time to prepare healthy and delicious home-cooked meals! I do admit to having a slight advantage here at Bellwether, with Farmer Kyle and the green house in my front yard, but there are still ways for all of us to be creative with whatever ingredients are at hand. Let’s consider a spring quiche!

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    Reflection from Farmer Kyle: Planting Seeds

    March has been an exciting month on the farm. For me it is the month of seeds. Not only are seeds germinating all over the forest floor, I’ve been planting them by the hundreds in the greenhouse nursery. It’s a time of anticipation. I always seem to have a slight anxiety about starting so many seeds and caring for them. “What if they don’t germinate this year?” Or “what if I forget to water them?” I’m still surprised and thrilled each time they wake up and rise, arms outstretched toward the sun.

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    Reflection from Farmer Kyle: Maple Sugaring

    One way we are savoring the winter this year at Bellwether Farm is by making maple syrup. Tapping into a wintry tradition that goes all the way back to the indigenous peoples of North America, we’ve been collecting maple sap from the trees on our property.

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  • Bellwether Farm: A Year in Review

    Bellwether Farm welcomed more than 1,950 guests from 79 different organizations from all across the country in 2019. We served at least 15,630 individual meals, with every meal having at least one item that was produced on-site. There were 159 nights with guests staying in the retreat rooms or camp cabins. Fourteen parishes hosted their own retreats. We had 189 campers from 17 different counties. We awarded 64 campers $22,206 in scholarship money so that they could attend summer camp. We grew 43 different vegetables and harvested around 7,190 pounds of produce. We collected around 9,575 eggs. We had 11 baby goats and five lambs born in 2019. Vo

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  • Thumbnail image for blog post Our First Season of Summer Camp.
    Our First Season of Summer Camp

    Bellwether Farm held its first season of summer camp this year! More than 175 youth, ages 5-18, attended over the five week span. Campers were engaged in programming that taught them about healthy social, nutritional, and environmental practices while immersed in God's beautiful creation from morning until night. Let's take a look at some of what campers experienced this summer.

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