Monday, December 16, 2013

Help Us Get Funded

Time goes by way too fast. Farming doesn't end after the harvest. For us, it's getting ready for the holidays and sleigh rides.

We hope you all have a great holiday season and new year. Times are tough for us all, and we've created an Indiegogo campaign and sure hope you'll take a moment out of your busy day, to check it out. We are really depending on the small contributions, and if you would like to browse our campaign we sure would appreciate it!.

Just log onto and type in "A Farm for the Future". You can read about what we are trying to do here, and hoping you can help. It's a great way to really do something for the good of the world, by helping small farmers grow and prosper. When you help us, we help you, by providing good healthy food, recreation, and to preserve this land for the future.

Thank you always to our donors, volunteers and customers, especially those visiting with us the first time. We hope you come back, and recommend us to your friends and family. May we continue to provide our farm and farm products to our friends, families, and the greater community. Blessings to all.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Reaping the Harvest

August was very fruitful indeed as Mother Nature blessed us with the most wonderful tasting fresh organically grown peaches and blueberries. We made peach and blueberry jam and delicious sweet and spicy salsa. Yum! Mother Nature also finished picking the peaches off the peach tree while we were sleeping. It seems the raccoons were well fed as well. Nature takes care of all, equally.

The wedding of Jake and Sarah was the high point of August. What a wonderful wedding for a wonderful couple in a wonderful setting on an equally wonderful day. We feel blessed and congratulate the bride and groom! We were blessed as well by some great Farm Stay people who wanted to learn a lot about farming. The trend seems to be a renewed interest in helping small family farms stay afloat in an extremely difficult economic environment, and many people are growing their own food, due to rising food prices and increased concerns about nutrition. We can teach a lot about how to grow without pesticides and how to preserve, as well as making goat milk cheese and soap.  See our reviews and more info about Farm Stays at, and select "Spiritwind Farm", Lebanon,ME.

As we move into fall we are planning hayrides for the end of September and through October. Bring the kids for a hayride driven by our English Shire horses, Lucy and Abby! We have a nice trail, and the kids can run into the pumpkin patch to select their own pumpkin, we will be serving apple cider and cookies, and the kids can see the animals (the goats and pigs and chickens). If it's a cool day, we will have an outdoor fire in our outdoor fireplace to warm up. For pricing call 207-457-3001.

For Sale: a beautiful registered Nubian buck and two pigs. Call for more  information 207-457-3001. Also, we are looking for a person (or persons) who would like to learn to drive our horse team. After training, there will be an opportunity for a part time income when we do sleigh rides. Let's hope for lots of snow and sleigh rides happening every weekend! We have a great time, get to meet nice folks, and have hot chocolate and s'mores at our outdoor fireplace after the sleigh ride. 

We've been busy getting the wood in for the winter and making goat cheese, and finishing harvest as well as fall pruning. Check out our website for ordering goat soaps and lotions and for photos and videos: A final note: The new hens have started laying! Soon we will be selling eggs at only $3/doz. Stop by the farm to get your fresh free-range hen eggs. In addition to working our way to non-profit status, we are asking for hay and feed donations. If you would like to donate, please go to and click on our "Donate" button. The help is appreciated, and you can help keep small farms alive.

As always, thank you to our friends, neighbors, customers, fellow farmers and volunteers. May we all continue to help one another by supporting and buying local! Blessings to all.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Dog Days and Farm Stays

Well we had our first outdoor wedding on July 6th. Although the weather was hot and steamy, It was a great success, with everything going smoothly and everyone had a great time.

Our greatest success story has been with our Farm Stays. As an alternative to staying in a hotel, people LOVE it! One person came who enjoyed the pool and an early evening at our outdoor fireplace looking at all the fireflies. A couple came who really loved the horses, and some folks from New York who are part of Farm to People. You may read their positive reviews on our Farm Stay page. There will be a link on our website.

One of our challenges this summer has been keeping the pigs in their pen. They have a lot of ground, but they destroy everything in their path, so we really need to get the fences repaired and moved to give them some new territory.

We have been a little overwhelmed trying to keep up with all of our growth and have trouble sometimes knowing where to begin. What DO we have to offer? A little of everything, from horse-drawn carriage rides to homesteading education. What's homesteading? Broadly defined, homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and it may or may not also involve the small scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork for household use or sale. Pursued in different ways around the world — and in different historical eras — homesteading is generally differentiated from rural village or commune living by isolation (either socially or physically) of the homestead. Use of the term in the United States dates back to the Homestead Act (1862) and before. In sub-Sahara African, particularly in nations formerly controlled by the British Empire, a homestead is the household compound for a single extended family. In the UK, the term 'smallholder' is the rough equivalent of 'homesteader'. The attractiveness of back-to-the-land movements dates from the Roman era. (Source: Wikipedia).

We have had luck in getting volunteers, yet we need more as well. A couple of our Farm Stays have helped with chores, and we have a volunteer day scheduled for Sept. 8. We serve up a wicked good BBQ to feed our helpers and are ever so grateful. Also, we have now posted a “donate” button on our website and are looking for hay and feed sponsors to help out. Farming is a lot of work, and we are running in the red, so any help would be greatly appreciated with a “Thank You” Note Card with a watercolor painting by our artist-in-residence, Arin Quintel. We have much potential, a lot to offer and BIG DREAMS! But, we can't do it alone.

Look for our haunted hayrides and pumpkin hayrides this fall. Can't wait to see you!! Check us out at