Category Archives: Farm Life

Advent, Week 2: Blowform Road to Bethlehem

Mary and Joseph took up temporary lodging on their way to Bethlehem staying at a camp site in a pull-behind camper.  They enjoyed the picnic table for meals, but stayed away from the campfire (they are plastic, you know).  Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Farm Life: A Little Greenhouse

For some years, the head garden designer here has wanted a greenhouse.  We have been starting seeds in windows in an east-side room.  But, this means dirt, etc. in the house.  A greenhouse would keep the garden implements and soil … Continue reading

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Advent, Week 1: Blowform Nativity

Holiday light displays.  We all know that block which goes all out to put up light shows, yard figures, maybe even a “live nativity scene” (there was one out our way which had a live camel, but they seemed to … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Storage Units

Most of us are hoarders to some degree.  Maybe we accumulate kitchen gadgets, clothes, tools, books, etc.  Regardless of the content, eventually we run out of space and start to store things in other rooms.  Here in the country, we … Continue reading

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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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