Category Archives: Garden

Milking Caper

As I left the house to go milk I had no idea of the fun in store tonight. Walking down the hill to the barn I heard the goats calling, which if you have goats you know this is pretty … Continue reading

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Fall Garden Time!

The leaves on the tulip poplar are turning yellow, temperatures go from miserably hot and humid to cool and breezy by turn, rains come and go. I was working in the garden and heard flocks of birds in the trees, … Continue reading

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Dressing The Earth

I was working in my garden today, thinking about what I was doing and also thinking about how most people farm today and how I would explain what I do to people that want to learn. I thought I would … Continue reading

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Fruit & Bugs; Some Ideas

My family LOVES fruit. Yes, I capitalized that. Blueberries, grapes, peaches, apples, pineapple, kiwi… the list goes on and on. I think the only fruit my kids don’t like is tomatoes and that is because raw they burn the children’s … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Get Started Homesteading!

It is spring 2014, quickly approaching summer. Across the nation drought and illness and loss of honey bees have caused major losses in our food supply. This means higher prices for the food you buy, from meat to dairy and … Continue reading

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Floods, Roosters, and Pigs

We are ending 2013 with a bang around our farm! I don’t know about you, but sometimes it seems like work just piles up and the environment just doesn’t cooperate. This week has sort of been like that. First, there … Continue reading

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Our Second Fall

Autumn is in full swing on the new farm. We have officially been here one year, which amazes us! How the time has flown with all the work we had to do. We are still working hard to make things … Continue reading

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Garden is Growing!

Our first plantings this year were a dismal failure in many respects. An unpredictable spring with high temps followed by major frost made things I have always planted in February to be lost this year. Almost all of the heirloom … Continue reading

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A Dehydrator’s Worth

I have wondered what a dehydrator is worth recently. You see, last year I finally used the dehydrator for the last time, the one my mother gave me that she bought at a yard sale when I was a little-bitty … Continue reading

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Fig Jam Recipes

I am amazed again at the wonderfulness of figs. I was in the top of our fig tree (on a ladder of course) picking yet more figs yesterday. It was stunning! I was hot, sticky from fig juice, and sweaty … Continue reading

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