I need to skip this week

Not that I want to skip any second that I’m alive but to think about dealing with losing an hour’s sleep and dealing with temperatures in the low twenties. Not liking it. Glad the goats aren’t due to kid for another week or two. Soon – this is what I’ll be seeing! I am excited […]

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The Best Laid Plans

The best laid plans don’t always work out. We intended to work on the siding of our new barn on Saturday but it was cold and Wally’s hands were hurting so we elected instead to clean out the ShelterLogic so the goats could use that during the pending snow storm. It wasn’t just a matter […]

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Crazy Duck Butt Weather!

Okay – yesterday’s high was in the 70s but now the bottom drops out. There are forecast lows in the low twenties over the next few days and a few inches of snow is forecast. Lovely. This is what I think about that business! I covered the three (or four?) beds of greens and cover […]

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The greenhouse is my friend

We put the greenhouse in not too long after we moved to Vale but, embarrassed to say, I didn’t use it a lot. I am this year! I’ve got perhaps 10 trays of soil blocks, all but two planted and growing. It seems these seedlings are going to spend at least another week in the […]

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Onion sets and busy beavers

I got my onion sets on Monday and I thought about putting them in yesterday. I saw the Sweet Potato Man in Maiden putting his out yesterday morning. Changed my mind when I looked at the weather for the weekend and saw a snowflake on Sunday’s forecast. Think I’ll wait until next week. Crazy weather! We […]

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Selling Rabbits

For the longest time I didn’t sell live rabbits. I didn’t want my rabbits, who are able to live a good part of their lives on the ground (i.e. not standing on wire in cages inside a building). A few years ago, I started selling breeding stock but before anyone comes out to buy a […]

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The new barn is taking shape

On Saturday we hauled all everything out of my former milk room. The timing could not have been better because the last wind storm ripped the top of the cover over the milk room and now there’s a skylight – not a good skylight though because it leaks when it rains. This is how it […]

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Chomping at the bit

Left work a little early yesterday, came home and made up another batch of soil mixture to make more soil blocks. I made three more flats and then seeded them with Swiss chard, dill and cilantro. I’ll be interplanting dill and cilantro (coriander) (letting it bolt once it gets warm) to attract beneficial insects. I […]

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Soil Blocks are my Friends

I was able to leave work early yesterday, came home, changed, left my cell phone in the house and went out and made up six trays of soil blocks and planted seeds. I’ve probably got three more trays of soil block soil left The soil mixture is:   3 buckets brown peat (standard peat moss). […]

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