The Jersey Farm Scribe — Introduction

March 6, 2014

So as a writer, I’m always writing.  And as a farmer, I’m always doing at least four or five other things as well.


I’ve had a few people say, “You should start a blog.”  But to be honest, I didn’t really think anyone would be all that interested in what I was saying.  Why would you?

But as time has gone on, I’ve seen that more and more people are truly interested in what I’m doing.  Not to mention, the area that I’m living in has many people who do not realize how close they live to real farms, fresh produce, farm raised meat and eggs.

I hope to be that link for people.

As a children’s book writer, I also hope to bring some fun stories to people, many of which will revolve around ways to get children more closely linked to their food, thusly expanding the foods they not only are willing to eat, but ask for my name!

I ask for your forgiveness at first for my probable lack of any decent formatting as I figure out more how this “blogging” shenanigans actually works.

Coming soon you ask?

Well, I’ll be ordering seeds soon for planting, we JUST put the nesters into our chicken coup (where they actually lay the eggs), tomorrow I’m going to check out another local farm, and maybe purchase some piglets…

…and, the most exciting thing:  Three of my sheep are pregnant!  Lambing season is JUST around the corner.

Check back soon to hear more!!


About Erika W

Writer. Farmer. Liver of Life.
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7 Responses to The Jersey Farm Scribe — Introduction

  1. Hey! South Jersey redditor here — where’s your farm? I hope you’re close!

    • ewassall says:

      Hi Keith! Thanks for stopping by. We’re right outside of Mt. Holly in the south end of central jersey. I think it’s actually an area where there are a lot of people who don’t realize they’re so close to locally grown food.

      Are you from Jersey too?

      • Keith Langill says:

        We are in Collingswood! It is awesome that you are so close! Really looking forward to your progress and hopefully you’ll have some tasty farm goodies soon!

    • Erika W says:

      Keith (sorry, I’m not entirely sure how to reply to your reply, so I just put it here! lol)

      That’s great! I will keep the “For Sale” page updated so you always know what we have available. (we have a quarter of pork at the moment!). And of course, you can also always just ask me!

  2. Shabe says:

    God luck with the blog, Erika. I am a gardener and I’m always interested in the life of folks who do it on a large scale.

    What kinds of things do you grow on the farm?

    • ewassall says:

      Hi! Thanks so much for the welcome. This year we’re planting most tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. I’ll be getting feeder pigs again this year, so I’m going to grow a section of greens as well, which will partly be for our use and partly to help offset the cost of keeping the pigs.

      I’m always happy to meet gardeners! I have a garden that is separate from the field as well, where I grow things that I keep a slightly closer eye on.

      It’s always fun when everything comes in and suddenly we’re inundated with veggies. That’s when the canning recipes come out in droves!

  3. Welcome to the blogosphere, Erika! I am so happy you started the blog! I can’t wait to hear about your family farm and your life on it!

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