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Varroa mite count 2015
Filled up on hay
Roofing tin shortage?
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At one month old, our
Red Rangers are really ranging. They've wandered all the way around the
trailer to check out the garden, porch, and dogfood on the other side
and are leaving little presents where I don't particularly
want to step in them. Time to move the flock into a fenced-in pasture!
The field corn did pretty
good this year.
Early September 2016
will mark our ten-year anniversary of time spent on the farm. To
celebrate, I plan to make a few posts off and on in which I try to
recreate the same photo from the past as accurately as possible. For
example, the shots above show the south wall of our kitchen then and
And here's the view out
the front windows before there were windows and after we completed our
Finally, the last duo
includes the very first fruits of the farm compared to last week's
tomato harvest. Yes, we've come a long way in a decade!
A nice action shot of Anna helping throw rocks and enjoying every minute of it.
In November of 2014, I began a journey with
essential oils when a friend invited me to a short class. I knew
virtually nothing about essential oils, but I succumbed the minute the
woman teaching the class mentioned one drop of Valor will quieten or
stop snoring. What a statement! My husband the snorer! I obtained
a bottle of Valor that very night and we actually went from a loud roar
to a dull hum.
Cutting geotextile fabric was pretty easy with ordinary scissors.
After putting a
massive number of onions onto the curing racks a
month ago, I mostly forgot about them. Well, I did bring in dozens of
the largest specimens for soup-making during that time period, packing
away perhaps as much as a quarter of the harvest into frozen winter
I've got a good feeling about
our new geotextile
best guess was that the found grapevine near the site of the old
homeplace on our farm was a Concord. So when Mom's Concord started
churning out so many ripe fruits she had to embark on a daily juicing
session, I braved the thorns and weeds and went to take a second look
at my mystery vine.
I used the Ninja
blade attachment today to
cut down mature Rag Weeds.
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