Calling it scrap lumber doesn't do any pile of spare wood justice. On the tiny farm, you always make space to accumulate someday useful stuff that elsewhere might get tossed. Waste not, want not! This collection of old fence boards, rough cut cedar planks, odds and ends of 2x4's, … [Read more...] about Hoarding wood like gold
Archives for November 2008
In today's mail, the first seed catalog of the season! They start arriving around this time every year, it's always been EXCITING, and now is no different. What I said last year just about covers it once again. I strive to live in the moment and enjoy every day, but....SPRING IS … [Read more...] about First catalog
A third trip to the new farm, with more tiny farming conversation and checking things out. The weather: beautiful once again. The view in the pic: a perfectly south-facing slope (when you're thinking about growing, pictures of promising farmland never fail to excite!). The … [Read more...] about Real live south-facing slope!
Eight of the Frey's Special Dual Purpose roosters are still around, in fine form, roaming the farm. Clearly, I have yet to kill them! Not even one... We've been eating chicken often since summer, but there's still a good supply of fat, frozen White Rocks. Meanwhile, I imagine the … [Read more...] about Roosters: alive and kicking
We're still digging potatoes! Ryan, Corrie and their youngest, Hannah, came out today to salvage some potatoes. There are still a few 50' (15m) beds of Chieftan and Kennebec. With all the rainy summer and wet ground, a lot of the potatoes were coming up with rotten spots (I heard … [Read more...] about The family that digs together…