Tag Archives: garden

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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Planning for Planting

The weather turned briefly warm over the past couple of days. Just as patches of grass emerged through the snow and the frozen patches turned to puddles, our thoughts turned to planting.  February seems to do this to us.  It’s … Continue reading

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Cookie the Bunny (April 2011-December 2013)

We got Cookie last June at the Mohawk Valley Poultry Swap.  She was tiny and adorable and Tatum fell in love with her immediately. At first, we built her a hutch that lived in the garage. She had room to … Continue reading

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Autumn Seedlings

The weather is changing and it’s time to start thinking about winter farming. While there is significantly less to do in the winter months in the Hudson River Valley, there are ways to continue to grow food that defy snow … Continue reading

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Deer are Beautiful Jerks

I love deer.  They are beautiful and gentle and majestic.  They keep to themselves for the most part.  We always enjoy seeing a group of them grazing in the neighbors’ fields. But only in the neighbors’ fields. Dave came home … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain, Go Away…

We are on day three of non-stop rain. At first, it was really welcome.  It had been dry and hot and we needed some rain.  We just didn’t need ALL the rain that ever there was.  But we got it. … Continue reading

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Hand-Drawn Farm Map

In response to a request after the last post, I have done my best to draw a to-scale rendition of our little farm.  Hopefully, this will clarify where everything is and how we’ve managed to stuff so gosh darned much … Continue reading

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