Monthly Archives: September 2014

Using Your Noggin

Or looking for a Darwin Award Nomination? I’m not sure if the picture shows it clearly enough, but neither of the rear tires are touching the ground. No worries. It was all part of the plan… There is a pretty steep descent down … Continue reading

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Time. Is It On My Side?

Let’s hope the Rolling Stones were right as we have a lot of plans for this fall and they are going to run smack dab into the all of the summer projects we are trying to finish up. Summer projects included … Continue reading

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Taking Stock of the Nursery

I’ve been growing more trees, shrubs and vines for the farm here at home from seed (saved and purchased) and some from cuttings of plants I already have. From seed – true comfrey, sea buckthorn, Szechuan pepper, paulownia, osage orange, black locust, … Continue reading

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Damn Backseat Driver…

  Anyone remember the pushmi-pullyu from Dr. Dolittle? Kind of how I felt this last weekend trenching for the well line. M thought it would go a lot faster if I moved the tractor forward when he was finished digging … Continue reading

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