Tag Archives: cats

Spinning Out of Control

I had absolutely no intention of spinning honey today. I hadn’t even planned to check on my bees, really, but then I noticed that one of the hives had an alarming absence of activity. Upon closer inspection, I saw that … 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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Waking Up the Rooster

It is 6:15 a.m. and I’ve just come in from morning chores. Some mornings are easier than others and today was one of those days.  The weather plays a part, to be sure.  This morning’s balmy and drizzly 46 degrees … Continue reading

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Seriously, Chickens?

I never stop being amazed at how weird chickens are. I’m not sure I’d go so far as to call them stupid, because I really don’t know that they are any smarter or dumber than they need to be.  They … Continue reading

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Winter Gardening

This was my lunch today. It’s a hummus sandwich with cucumber and arugula.  The arugula came from one of the raised beds in our hoop house and it was delicious.  There is, without question, no greater culinary joy for me … Continue reading

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Generating Heat – Planter Heaters and Cat Survival

Last year, the plants growing over the winter in our hoop house were kept alive because we built mini hoop houses inside the main house.  Rather than force us to heat the drafty 30’x12’x10′ structure, encapsulating each raised bed in … Continue reading

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The Winter Hoop House

We finished planting the winter greens yesterday. Our hoop house is 30′ by 12′ and has five raised beds in it.  This limits greatly what we are able to grow over the winter.  During our first winter on the farm, … Continue reading

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