Monthly Archives: January 2016

House Bound

I hurt my back lifting heavy fence posts the first weekend in December and was in pretty excruciating pain for a while. Unfortunately M had just left for Kansas for a week to attend his step-father’s funeral and to help … Continue reading

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We took the weekend to scout locations for kiwi and to complete some fence details for our crew. After the logistics were complete we set to work chipping and preparing our timber chestnut plot for enclosure and mulching to slow … Continue reading

Posted in Farming, Forest Management, Sustainability, Tree Care | 2 Comments

My Beautiful Organizatrix 

We made a few chalkboards. I’m not a fan of white boards since they stink, there’s a lot of plastic that goes in the trash, and they eventually become unerasable. We hung them up, then I came home to this. … Continue reading

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Sometimes it is better to hire out some projects to get forward motion. Trading dollars for time is something I always have trouble with. I could do this!  L is always pointing out, while I am not doing this something else is … Continue reading

Posted in Construction, Farming, Gardening, Homesteading, Preparing the land | Tagged | 2 Comments