The plan was to spend tomorrow at a nearby, soon-to-be tiny farm, helping build a winterized seedling room in the barn. Day 1: a little demolition and clean-up. This didn't work out because of a snow storm warning, so after an overnight visit to a nearby town, we returned and I … [Read more...] about Demo to go
We drove Toshiko to the bus stop in town this evening. After her two weeks on the farm, trimming garlic, digging sweet potato, slinging veggies at the farmers' market, she's heading out again, first to Toronto and then Montreal for a few days of sightseeing, then on to the … [Read more...] about Bus stop
This tiny farm's entire direct connection with the world of oil is simple: six red, 20-liter gas cans, three for gasoline, three for diesel. It's a really stark way to watch spiralling gas prices and the so far bubbling-under peak oil panic, made more so for me because I don't … [Read more...] about Measuring peak oil by the can
It's not really as cold as the picture might make it look, but May continues to be an overall chilly one. The hats and extra layers are more a personal preference, but I've been wearing a lined flannel workshirt over my regular clothes much of the time. Here, as Lynn and Shannon … [Read more...] about Not THAT cold…
That was fun! Picked up the CHICKENS, wood shavings, and starter feed mix at the feed store. On this beautiful, sunny day, the airy, skylighted boxes looked like a deluxe place to be for a traveling chicken. Back on the farm, wood shavings were spread and waterers filled, and … [Read more...] about Chickens arrive!