Our first wood order of the season arrived a week ago, just as we ran out of the leftover from last year. It's a bush cord. At least, that was what was ordered, bought and paid for. One bush cord of well-seasoned hardwood, in 16" pieces. The wood is great on the seasoning end, … [Read more...] about Bush cord meter
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Watching this video made me smile! It wasn't the kind of smile you do when you've seen something cute or funny. This was the deep, involuntary smile of wonder and appreciation and, um, joy, that happens when you see something really cool and admirable. When you see something … [Read more...] about Global Village Construction Set: Watch This!
Nights are getting chilly, and a few days ago, in the evenings, we started lighting the wood stove at Kendall's house in town. It takes some skills. Paying attention to the mechanics of heating was never part of the mix in my few years of winter farm living. It was either central … [Read more...] about Wood heat
Another successful carrot germination event, with trusty, open-pollinated, heirloom Touchon, and our latest refinement in cover. Although this landscape fabric looks like the stuff we started with last year, it's a heavier grade that doesn't tear and become useless after one or … [Read more...] about Carrot germination refinement continues
Peas are coming along...once again. While the action in the field is familiar, this, my eighth season of tiny farming, is a particularly unusual one, way more about PEOPLE and RELATIONSHIPS, so far, than production. It will be interesting to watch... (The peas are trusty Sugar … [Read more...] about Another season, another field