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About applewoodfarm

Restaurateur, farmer, cheesemonger, beekeeper, wife, mother, dog lover, chicken hypnotizer, blogger, and sometime yogi

Rat Dogs

Having a small posse of dogs on a farm can be a wonderful thing. Dogs are insanely loving, unwaveringly loyal, occasionally obedient, and generally disgusting (ours relish dining on found chicken and cat poop as a discerning human might enjoy oysters on … Continue reading

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I Soiled Myself

As we seem to be cautiously dipping our toes into Actual Spring these days, my fear of starting seeds has begun to subside. So, we started the day by digging out our seed trays and then heading over to the … Continue reading

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Waiter, There’s a Bug in my Sap!

Collecting sap late last night, I was surprised to find sallow moths in nearly every bucket. In some cases, the moths were on the inside wall of the bucket and could be saved, but largely they had met their watery demise … Continue reading

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DIY Easter Egg Dye

Here’s a project for folks who like stuff cheap and easy. It’s not that I have anything against store-bought egg dye kits, it’s just that I came across some dye recipes and they were crazy easy and we already had … Continue reading

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This is Pretty Sappy

This is our third year of boiling maple sap for syrup. The first year, we scored about 25 gallons of sap from a friend who just couldn’t bear to boil another drop.  We drove to her place, collected the buckets, … Continue reading

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WTF, Chickens?

Back in January, I wrote about the plethora of eggs we’d been getting from our hens. That was two months ago, and the ladies have only become more prolific since then. Since we track our eggs daily, we tend to … Continue reading

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Branching Out

The one mature apple tree on our property needed pruning. Almost three years ago, we planted five apple trees, four pear trees, and a peach tree in various spots around the farm. While these timber babes are starting to need the occasional trim … Continue reading

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