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About applewoodfarm

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

The Right Wing

It was an otherwise peaceful, sunny day when it happened. Since none of us actually saw it happen, we’ve had to piece together what most likely happened, and take it from there. Because by the time any of us saw Fluffers, he … Continue reading

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DUCK!

I’ve never been a fan of water birds. When Dave suggested adding ducks or (gasp!) geese to the flock, I was resolute.  I was adamant that there was NO WAY we’d get birds that are that messy. The sheer volume of … Continue reading

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It’s a Start

Since we skipped spring and went directly to summer, things here at applewood farm have been even less organized than usual. Typically, there is a period of weeks between the last frost and the incredibly hot Dog Days of summer. … Continue reading

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The Taming of the Shrub

Part of today was dedicated to checking some jobs off our Get-The-Farm-Ready-For-Summer to-do list. Now, this list is a lengthy document and is, by no means, for the faint of heart. It covers everything from turning over both gardens and … Continue reading

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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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