Rainwater upgrade: We only turned over this rain barrel yesterday, set bottom up for winter to keep empty in order to avoid frozen water expansion cracking the plastic, and it rained overnight. A little rain, a fair-sized collection area (roof with eavestrough), the law of … [Read more...] about Water from the barrel
This year's seed catalogs! Haven't kept on the mailing lists for the dozen or more I used to get. I do always look around online, but for the hard copy, and the main seed ordering, it's reduced to two, one main seed supplier and a backup. The more you know, the less you need? I … [Read more...] about Catalogs!
[From 2-Jul-2012] End of the line: what it looks like when your well bottoms out and the water stops flowing. Just like a power failure... We've been watching the level in the dug well we're using, and the refresh rate is pretty dismal. Today, while watering in newly seeded … [Read more...] about When the well runs dry
[From 8-May-2013] Imagine a world of soil without stones... In the three farming locations I've fully worked, they've been everywhere and in all sizes. You get used to them: collecting heavier, smoother specimens for weighting row cover, moving even bigger ones to avoid breaking … [Read more...] about Rock, pebble, stone
[From 8-May-2013] Beet seed in ye olde Planet Jr. hopper. Still celebrating this seeder: takes some getting to know, and well worth it. A little rusty, but working like new. … [Read more...] about Planet Jr. x Beets