Closer to the ground!

by on 10/14/2014

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It’s about community,
It’s about culture,
It goes so far beyond soil,
Soils rise out of the geology, as does architecture
And people adorned in colorful culture.
What your great grand mother ate for breakfast.
The inner connections we make with people
The simple act of eating.
My philosophy on food is basically,
“I just want to eat a Wyeth painting.” That’s it, thats everything I am looking for.
Sounds crazy I know, but our clans share a region ( soil, sun, river, valleys)
and his clans great body of work is entrenched here in the Brandywine Valley.
The morning light on steamy summer day,
With its great stillness, and firm but subtle hint to the great heat that will build into the day.
Those trees,
That light.
That is what I am trying to eat.

Summer Fades

by on 10/7/2013

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Friday Arts

by on 11/9/2012

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The video

Hope you enjoy this I have been getting tons of great feed back and we are looking at doing more video stuff for this up coming year. Hope you are ready for Happy Cat Farm in 2013, going to be a big year!


this is for fathers day, not just my dad but his dad and his dads dad and all that come before  and have been gathered up by their grandfathers. I have been planting tons of old beans and corn this last few weeks and have been thinking  lots about what Wendell Berry says, ” who will define the slow knowledge?”

I know who, my brothers in this photo who whisper to me on the wind.

A Dinner: On Saturday night Happy Cat was invited by the amazing people at Kinfolk Quarterly.

Actually I stole this photo from the awesome Amy Johnson she is so talented and full of style it makes me sick. I mean really I don’t even look bald in that photo.


Then a Wedding:

Anyone who has come to our farm stand at the Headhouse Market in Philly has meet Big D or Dalana Haas (my cousin).

And yesterday she got married and it was the best wedding I was ever at.


The groom and best men came in on mopeds.

David Big D’s market side kick, came down from Brooklyn to hang with Amy and I.

David me and Tom Culton….trouble

Then we ate, 3 food trucks outside, the best was an El Camino with 2 masked guys slanging tacos.

The Nap: little picnic action, 4 beers later 2 hour nap.

Thank you life for the great weekend.

This is Stoltzfus String Bean it was extinct until I got a jar of beans from my Grandmother after my Grandfather passed in 1993. Last year we did a 1/16th of an acre, this year we will do ¼ of an acre.

Grow your own food.