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Odds and Ends

The weather has turned hot again.  We had three nice days, lows in the lower 80’s with low humidity.  Unfortunately we are back to highs near or into the 90’s with high humidity.  All that is to say working outside … Continue reading

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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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Continued Progress

Over the last few days I have continued to work away at the fence and other chores.  I have managed to get two sides of the new pasture fence stretched and hung, that leaves just one side left.  I did, … 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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Wind, Fallen Tree, and Snow

The whole family traveled to a basketball tournament last weekend. A good time was had by all.  While we were gone there were extremely strong winds at the Homestead. Stuff was blown all over creation, including a big tree that … 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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One Set of Trees has Been Planted

I have been fretting about getting the rest of the spruce trees planted.  I probably wouldn’t have had time this weekend, and I wanted to get them in the ground ASAP.  As I mentioned I ordered 200 trees last fall, … Continue reading

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Drowning in Plants

I ordered fruit trees, nut trees, grape vines, berry plants, and some landscaping plants last fall to be delivered this spring.  Originally they were to be delivered in the middle of March.  I figured that wouldn’t work as the ground … Continue reading

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I Can’t Help Myself

To be honest, I am not trying very hard, or at all to help myself.  Any time I go to the store I have to look.  There are too many beautiful pictures to be able to avert my eyes.  The … Continue reading

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