Category Archives: Farm Life

Farm Life: What to do with an Old, Rusted Water Trough?

As you know, we re-purpose anything we can.  A dozen years ago, we purchased a number of galvanized, 100 gallon water troughs to use a rain barrels under the down-spouts from our roof.  Metal rusts over time.  Then rust forms … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Fog in August, Winter Forecast 2017-2018

Fall is here… even though we have had at a September of 80F – 90F, this morning, the thermometer read 36F.  Time to take the window fans down!  I saw two wollie-worms in the garden today (one front black & … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Energy Expenditure

How we use energy, and the supply chains and grids which bring this to us, has been on my mind recently. Three Category 5 hurricanes (Harvey, Irma, and Marie) in the past month have knocked down power lines and disrupted, … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Supplimenting Health

During the summer months, we hire FFA students to help with garden chores, such as stacking wood, moving gravel, hauling away wheel barrows of weeds, mowing, etc. Recently, I asked this season’s helper to sift some compost before putting it … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Finding the Wild Life Outside the Wild Places

From my cousin’s inspiration, I have been more mindful on small walks around our forested home and gardens.  My regular readers have been enjoying the small discoveries of wild flowers, etc.  But, sometimes, we step outside our usual route and … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Memorial Day Small Walk

Returning from our walk with the dogs, the Mrs. noticed a flower in bloom just above our lane.  It was in the forest about 20 feet from the road. It was only about a foot high and quite happy in … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Raised Gardens for Rusty Joints

Getting older slows down the gardening process.  Those joints just are not as flexible as in days of youthful folly.  A little rust seems to settle into them each night, requiring extra rotations and maybe WD40 each morning (symbolically only).  Setting … Continue reading

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