Responding to the urge to return to a simpler life through small scale organic farming. Ravenwood Farm & Art studio is a small homestead on the border of Putney & Westminster, Vermont. Our focus is on raising our own organic, non GMO food and selling any extra that we produce to help support the farm. As a retired professional artist I also use the creative process of art journaling and photography to help navigate the ups and downs of living life with a post Lyme chronic illness.
We went for a walk in our woods the other day and the pond had thousands of olive green Eastern Newts in it. These olive green salamanders with orange spots are the adult version of the orange salamanders I posted earlier this summer. As juveniles they are orange with slightly bumpy skin but as adults the Eastern Newt turns olive green with orange spots. The juveniles, called Red Efts, live on land for up to eight years before turning green and returning to the water to breed and lay their eggs.