Cast of Characters

I thought you might like to meet some of the people who live and work on this Sanbornton farm. It all started with the dream of one Man, Greg the Farmer. Also known as Bear-Kicker, Greg the Bald Bee Guy, and Sandy, he’s wanted to be a farmer for as long as I have known him. Since I’m his daughter, that’s quite a while.  Twenty years ago he moved his family here to New Hampshire, onto a 14 acre farm in Sanbornton. The old farmhouse has seen years of dairy goats, sheep, chickens, and a big market garden. For several years all of that faded away, until a kitchen table family meeting led to a decision to try to make this back into a farm “for real”. Greg’s vision is to feed 50-100 people off the farm’s produce within 2 years. He has had a set back this spring, having a kidney removed, but he remains the brains behind the efforts we make around here, and wil be recovered fully in a few months.

Greg the fisherman… that's our brook.

Myself, I’m Cedar, Greg’s daughter. Having returned to Stonycroft with four kids in tow, I’m doing my best to help Dad realize his dreams. I also want my children to grow up like I did, learning about farming, nature, and loving family.

Cedar and eldest daughter Glady

The four children sometimes help, often hinder, and hopefully are learning a lot. Aged, as I write this, twelve, ten and a half, nine, and almost six, they have a lot of growing to do still.

Johann, the littlest farmer. He loves to build and has a pet chicken.

Juliet with a baby goat in Oregon at her grandma's house

Dad with the first tomato out of his greenhouse!

Julie and Pippa, the silly sisters!

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sharon
    May 12, 2011 @ 21:28:02

    I love it!!!

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  2. Maureen
    Jun 03, 2011 @ 14:19:43

    Keep up the GREAT work, Cedar. Things are looking AWESOME on the property. Little by little and the big picture will be completed!

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  3. Tom
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 12:07:41

    Real people ! Refreshing beyond words ! Enchanting, rewarding, again… REAL ! For those who are not “jealous”… shame. I for one, am very ! Thank you for sharing some of your inspirations ! Tom

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  4. Grandma
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 21:49:39

    It’s great to see the pictures and comments. Juliet with the baby goat looks so much younger than the later pictures–of course, she was! I’m really glad you’re raising them to appreciate a rural lifestyle; there are so many people who never know what it’s about. And they seem to have the natural curiosity of their mother–remember the tidepooling trips to the beach, and dissecting the squid? Not exactly farming, but enjoying nature.

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  5. Greg
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 07:00:28

    Watch for a new farm hand . to arive this weekend

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  6. martina
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 12:34:51

    Greg….call me! wondering about the beehive for Beans & Greens. This sunday June 9 is Kids day at the farm. So important…was also still hoping you would be here that day to participate with bee education….?? call me martina 387-5935

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