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Spring has Sprung

When we were kids, our dad would always mark the arrival of spring with one of his typically silly sayings. It went like this: “Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where the flowers is!” While it is … 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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Going to Seed

Our back garden is done for this growing season. Due to the rapidly changing weather and extraordinary neglect on our part, the squash, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, herbs, and cucumbers simply became overrun with weeds and started to die off. One … Continue reading

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Promises

The past couple days have been unusually chilly, overcast, and drizzly. ┬áSurprisingly, the gardens seem to be thriving in this unexpected gloom; the herbs and vegetables are taking off in a big way, and the promise of a sizable harvest … Continue reading

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Bees! Bees! Bees!

Our first package of bees arrived tonight and we are incredibly excited! There was a mountain of information to learn, to say nothing of the equipment we needed to acquire and build, prior to being ready to introduce bees to … Continue reading

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