The Possibility of a dawning day
Recognize this cutie? Lis at White Cedar Farm is a master of the trade from farming, customer service, home-steading and keeping a social life. How does she do it all? I imagine her energetic character helps keep a schedule in order but when you’re passionately responsible for raising piglets, lambs, chickens and kittens, a sense of demand must gleam on the Kingston setting.
In a recent surprise visit to the farm, I was eagerly invited to check out the family of goats that hop around the barn this time of year. There're only 2 mums left to birth and feeding has required almost zero bottle feeding giving the animals complete connection. Lis has a name and a story behind each animal which is instantly recognizable by Nibbles going for a gentle nibble on my willing hand.
Soon you shall vision her walking behind a weird little bicycle with a clear hopper for seeds and changeable wheels and adjustable gears for seed size and spacing. "Physically watching each row being planted feels good to connect with every inch of ground we grow on!" she said. I picture her like a little bunny grazing in the fields as she tells me her excitement for the first hakurei turnips of the season- her favorite snack.
For those of you who shop with Lis on an early Portmsouth morning, you may know how much she loves sunrise because of all the possibility in a dawning day. Her favorite time of year- planting season! All because being out on freshly turned soil and putting little seeds in the ground gives her that same sunrise feeling of renewal.
Planning a non-gmo crop and without ever using spray pesticides, Owners Lis Schnider and Dave Smith will grow peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, rainbow carrots, a HUGE supply of cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelons, fresh herbs, an expanded fresh cut flower garden, doubling the winter squash harvest of last year, pumpkins, potatoes and brussel sprouts. She also offers a unique salad mix with 11 different cut greens.
Learn about events like cookouts, classes and invites to stroll over 200+ acres of conservation land by following their newsletter . Lis says, “We are so happy to know all of you and couldn't do what we do without you! I love to give back to the people in my life who give so much to me. It makes me so happy to share the food I grow with them, a place to explore, the simple beauty of a wide-open space, and it is such a gift when they are here enjoying this life along with me. Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you soon!”