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Good Day, Happy Livestock

This morning the kids and I headed outside early and got to work finishing strapping the fence to the T posts.  I think there were about 16 yet to be done.  After that was done, I ran the electric wire … Continue reading

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Long Weekend – Speed Round

I have so busy I haven’t taken the time to sit down and write a blog, so I am going to write a speed round blog post to get caught up.  These topics may or may not be in order. … Continue reading

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A Candle Burnt on both Ends… and Grafting

I haven’t posted with much frequency lately.  That is mostly because I have been burning the candle at both ends so to speak.  As you all know, spring is a busy time most everywhere, and the Homestead is no exception.  I … Continue reading

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New Life

The new life that occurred today was of the plant kind. We are still waiting for new animal life here on the homestead.   But let me begin at the beginning of the day, which was actually last night, remember … Continue reading

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Good Wood, Dog Crate, and Peeing in the Car

I think I had mentioned that I am planning on trying my hand at grafting some apple trees this year.  I have already ordered root stock.  A local orchard was kind enough to give me free scion wood if I … Continue reading

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Drying Out

Sunday was wet, to the tune of over an inch of rain, wet.  So we are drying out today.  I am thankful that it was rain and not snow, but it does make a mess.  The pasture is soaked, and … Continue reading

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Lots of Projects

As I think I have mentioned I have been tinkering with a lot of smaller projects since the completion of the chicken coop.  One of them, and the most current, has been an electrical outlet for the coop.  Since the … Continue reading

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Protecting My Trees While Others Go Down

As I write, the storm that was in the forecast is sleeting, raining, and icing outside my window.  This morning, before the storm blew in, I wanted to check off another task from my ever growing to-do list. Before that … Continue reading

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More Fruit

I removed two small bushes that weren’t growing much in the front of the house and replaced them with two Cortland apple trees I picked up from Tractor Supply.  Never enough fruit trees I guess.  In my mind, once these … Continue reading

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The Garden Giveth, and More Ice Cream

I took a five gallon bucket of water down to the orchard to water the two trees we planted yesterday.  On my way back up to the house I figured I should check the garden and pick anything that was … Continue reading

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