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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I look like Rudolph

Rudolph the red-nosed-reindeer that is. I have a cold, again – at least I think it’s a cold, it may be allergies. I don’t know but this crazy weather isn’t helping. The temperature differences from day to day are crazy. I feel better today than I did yesterday but still not 100 percent. I need to […]

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I love the rain!

As I write this, I can hear the rain coming down. It sounds wonderful! I just got in from feeding the animals – quickly – before it started raining hard. I hope the goats finished their feed before it started raining hard. If not, then the sheep will finish it. In about a month we’ll […]

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Wind!

The wind is blowing what seems like 100 mph here – of course it isn’t – which is a good thing.  May we never see 100 mph wind here. I went out early and closed up the greenhouse because I could hear it creaking in the wind. I ordered some PVC clamps to hold row […]

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Seedlings

“To go in the dark with a light is to know the light. To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight, and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings, and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.” ~Wendell Berry I need to get better at growing seedlings. If I want to keep […]

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