Monthly Archives: January 2012

Finding a Farm: What to Do When You Get There

We did the research, found something interesting. Now what? Pack some tools. A GPS. We used it to map properties, find the pins, check elevation, and plot features for later reference. My fancy smart phone generally didn’t work in the … Continue reading

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Farm Search 101 – Online Tools

As M mentioned in his last post, we have stream-lined our property search with the use of a few good online tools.  When you have a 300 mile radius, the time commitment and the money spent traveling back and forth start … Continue reading

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Finding a Farm

Learning and doing first. Before we started looking at properties we read a lot of books, Salatin’s “You Can Farm”, Coleman’s “The Winter Harvest Handbook”, Helen and Scott Nearing’s “The Good Life”, my personal favorite “10 Acres Enough” and many … Continue reading

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The Search For Land

We have been actively looking for land for 2 1/2 years. We’ve made offers on three places so far but as I write this we don’t own anything yet. The learning curve is steep though and we have learned a … Continue reading

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Rock Hard Nipples…

CHICKEN NIPPLES! What were you thinking? Our first real freeze hit this week and I found my home made poop free waterer totally frozen over. The nipples were iced, immovable and yielded no H2O. I pulled out a pan of … Continue reading

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Christmas Ham and More

The long anticipated ham was rinsed, boiled, and baked. Oh… My… Gosh… …and served with our cider, and creamy scalloped potatoes from our garden. Simply heavenly. Ok, I’ll stop gushing. Prepping the ham was involved. Three changes of water were … Continue reading

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