Tag Archives: Labor

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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Farm Life: My Blackberries’s Got the Blues

Last week, I noticed that our blackberries had the blues… well actually orange rust.  Shriveled leaves that looked as if someone had gone wild with a can of blaze-orange spray paint.  A quick check in the growing-guide-book on berries instructed … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Walking Small to Enjoy the Labor

My cousin recently posted some photos from a small walk she took around her garden.  I took a few minutes between mowing, weeding, and hauling stuff around to take a few photos of our May flowers.  Irises, peonies, daisies, and … Continue reading

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Farm Life: All Hands on Deck

Spring has been rushing into Summer quickly this year.  interspersed with those “April Showers” have been 70F to 80F days.  In addition to setting up the gardens for planting, we have been getting the deck ready for Summers meals.  This … 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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An Nice Summer this Winter

In January we are out in shirt-sleeves hauling hay and manure from the goat barn.  In February we are weeding the garden from plants that should sprout in March.  The first week of March our apricot trees bloom.  Then 16F … Continue reading

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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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