Tag Archives: gardening

Seed Starting, or the Lack Thereof

Last year I did pretty well with regards to starting seeds.  We had lots to get in the ground, and there was an urgency to do so, because we had lots of people to supply with produce.  This year, without … Continue reading

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After the Rain…. Turkeys

I wrote this post last week, but in the process of waiting to get pictures uploaded and the busy-ness of life I forgot to actually post it.  So here it is, late. We got blasted yesterday afternoon and night with … Continue reading

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Wireless Weather Station

I have been looking for a weather station for quite awhile.  Something to tell me my local temp, wind speed and direction, precipitation,  barometric pressure, and humidity, and I wanted it to be wireless.  Solar powered would be a bonus. … Continue reading

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Picture Perfect

This past Saturday was another Homestead Harvester day. Our family is so blessed to have such good friends as part of this group.  It is energizing both in what we get done and the community that is being built among this … Continue reading

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A Visit to Welcer Farms

I had the opportunity last weekend to catch up with my good friend Scott Welcer of Welcer Farms.  I met up with him at his farm location and between raindrops he and his dog Kahlua gave me a tour of … Continue reading

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Releasing the Queen

It has been two days since installing our package of bees, so I needed to release the queen from her cage.  I believe the reason for not releasing her immediately with the worker bees is that they need to get … Continue reading

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Aqua Growers LLC Field Trip

I was able to set up a field trip for our homeschool group to go and see how an aquaponics system works.  Jim Gill, the president and founder of Aqua Growers LLC, was more than accommodating with our group.  I approached him … Continue reading

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