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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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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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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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First Shipment

So a couple months ago, when Stark Bros was running their free shipping on orders over $100 I ordered some more fruit trees.  I actually made two orders, and the first one arrived this past week. This order included two … Continue reading

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How Do You Like Them Apples?

Just before we left on our vacation I bought a couple apple trees on clearance at a local farm supply store.  I didn’t get them in the ground before we left so they were looking pretty sad when we got … Continue reading

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Strawberries, Chicks, and Trees, Oh My!

Many times, as soon as I get up in the morning, I will quickly check my Facebook feed.  I figure if something important has happened while I slept it will show up there. Often, the post at the top of … 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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