Monthly Archives: May 2015

A Very Eventful Day

Yesterday was busy, but in a good way.  First on the agenda was picking up our raw milk.  On the way home I noticed someone had put out a seed tray in the garbage along with a worn down snow … Continue reading

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To Calf or Not to Calf, Who Asks That Question?

An ad for bottle calves on Craigslist had me thinking.  Wouldn’t it be a great idea to get a couple bottle calves and raise them for beef or for sale?  For those who don’t know, a bottle calf is one … Continue reading

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Catching Up, Garden Planting

A lot has been going on here lately.  I helped a friend thin out her raspberry patch by digging out a bunch to add to my patch.  So my red raspberry patch went from about six plants to around 60. … Continue reading

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The Grace I Need

There have been some changes in my life lately.  I was recently asked to take a position at my church helping with our Hospitality Ministries, that is to say our greeters, ushers, coffee and doughnuts, new parishioner welcome, and a … Continue reading

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Wild Flowers

The area directly behind our house is where the septic tanks are, and therefore the risers with the access covers a directly behind the house.  It isn’t that they are TOO much an eyesore, but it would be nice if … Continue reading

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What’s that in my fresh egg?

Originally posted on Cheese Acres Farm:
A friend got some fresh eggs from us the other day and expressed concern over those slimy, stringy looking things in there. At first I had no clue but later realized exactly what she…

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Devil Quail Defeated

You may remember that our quail had escaped some time ago.  For almost one month the last escapee had been eluding us.  More than that, he was actually taunting me.  Just about every morning he would be sitting on the … Continue reading

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Hardening

Seedlings need to be hardened before being planted. That is to say you can’t just take them from their warm safe environment, in May case in the barn, and put them straight out into that old hard world. You need … Continue reading

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Planting and Tilling

We’ve all been fighting colds, again, so we didn’t go to a meeting that had been scheduled for tonight. Instead I was able to get my three blueberry bushes planted, as well as the two golden raspberries and one black … Continue reading

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The Shearer Cometh

I am not what anyone would call an experienced sheep shearer.  My experience is limited to trying to save wool and shearing a dead sheep with scissor/shears.  Then the debacle of last year and trying to use pet shears to shear … Continue reading

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