Tag Archives: Gardening

Farm Life: Appleseeds

The apple tree, which some have requested to see, is just a bit over from the redbud tree, which I wrote about recently.  It began blooming a few days after the redbud.  We had two other apple trees and a … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Redbud

Gardens can be an annual event… if you want to re-seed and replant every year.  That’s fine for the pots on our deck, which add color and delight for the season.  For longer ranging garden beds, you can build up … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Winter in Review

As Spring has spiked temperatures into the high 70’s before Easter, we shall conclude that no more winter storms are coming our way.  Time for Spring thunder showers.  Time to review the Fog in August predictions for winter 2016-17.

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Farm Life: More Huglekultur

With our mild winter, we are weeding in February.  Unheard of!  We should be under half a foot of snow, or have ground frozen twice that deep.  Yes, we can haul off half a dozen or more wheelbarrows of weeds … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: Two Memoirs by Cynthia Reyes

We have several rocking chairs in our cabin.  In each of our great-rooms, you can find a place to sit and rock while relaxing.  When reading two memoirs by Cynthia Reyes, A Good Home and An Honest House, I envision Cynthia … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Hugelkultur, Part 2

Last week, we cleaned the goat barn, adding the second layer to our hill garden (hugelkultur).   A few wheel barrows of sifted compost capped the two hills that we have formed.  They are now just above knee-high.  One more … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Hugelkultur

Growing one’s own food is a continual process. Certainly, the season regulate what types of gardening activity one participates in.  But, so does learning and experimentation.  We started our gardens with pick-axes and shovels nearly 20 years ago.  We have … Continue reading

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