All sorts of old things are being unearthed as the entire farm gets a thorough, top-to-bottom, no-drawer-unpulled going through, something that probably hasn't been done in a century. There are all kinds of finds, like horse-drawn plows and a farm-built chicken defeathering … [Read more...] about Farm gothic?
Archives for November 2008
Bit of unusual fieldwork on the menu today, something we don't do every year. Bob and I brought in about 1,000' (305m) of 1" (2.5cm) and 1-1/2" plastic irrigation pipe, that ran all the way from the pond to the gate into the garden field. Why wasn't this done in better weather, … [Read more...] about Bringing in the pipe
It's taken a couple of days of this pretty intense cold snap for me to realize it's yet another whimsical display of the crazy weather we've been having for the last six years or so. It's not that overnight temperatures around -14°C (7°F) are unusual for southern Canada, just not … [Read more...] about It’s really cold
The drive shed is in a transitional mess. I'm part way through the post-season clean-up, delving into shelves, unpacking boxes, dragging things around, sorting it all out. Even with the trusty Troy-Bilt Horse rototiller as a bit of a clue (on the left, in red), to the untrained … [Read more...] about Drive shed clean-up
What's a little snow when there's crispy-sweet CARROTS buried under there? Lynn (the new Celebrity Farmer) and Raechelle headed up the field late this subzero afternoon, digging forks in hand, and scored sackfuls of Nelson and Napoli, no problem. It's been well below zero (32°F) … [Read more...] about Snow carrot harvest