Farming should be hard work

My recent research on the viability of using velvet bean as a cover/grazing crops for the rabbits has made me realize how mechanized farming has become.  If seeds cannot be extracted from pods easily, then the seed is not readily available.  When a seed is not readily available, then it is not used.  Velvet bean […]

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Preparing the land for crops

I mentioned yesterday that we need to remove some of the bedding from some the rabbit tractors because it is getting too high.  When it’s removed, I will haul it out to where we are going to pasture the rabbits and dump it in a row (hopefully a straight row) where the nutrients in the […]

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Two journals, nope …

For the past few days I’ve been looking at the instructions to set up a second WordPress journal for the rabbit project, but thought about it and realized the whole point of this farm is to be integrated.  Everything, everyone works together.  That is important.  Integration is sometimes difficult to orchestrate, but monoculture is bad […]

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Lots of happenings!

As I anticipated, school work has put a damper on keeping this journal updated.  I am sorry for that.  I just get caught up in “stuff” and forget to update it! There is some fabulous news!  We received the RAFI grant that I applied for last year!  I am so, so, so very thrilled!  Now […]

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Math … agh!

This week has been spent cramming on math.  About all I’ve done this week has been math.  I’m living, breathing and eating math!  Took the first exam yesterday.  I went into it really, really comfortable, but some of the equations threw me and when people in the class started to leave, that distracted me and […]

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