Monthly Archives: May 2006

Fourteen

Fourteen years today. One college education, three homes, three kids, one rock band, three job changes, one renovation project from hell, and one farm later…we’re still here. And I suppose it’s only fair to note that most of those things … Continue reading

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Let me rephrase that

When I said the other day that I love the hot, humid weather and bring it on… What I meant to say was, bring it on after the chickens have been butchered. Since Friday we’ve had hot, humid days with … Continue reading

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Winston’s posse Today was gray and wet as spring showers came and went throughout the day. It’s astounding, the difference between a rainy day in March and a rainy day a mere two months later. In early spring the rains … Continue reading

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Onion sets Today was the first day that hinted at summer days to come. Warm air, thick with humidity. The sun battling the clouds for position in the sky. A strong westerly wind blowing sporadic showers across the state and … Continue reading

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The garden, May 22nd Planting garden was our main task for the weekend. And what a gorgeous weekend for it! Sunny, not too windy, highs near 70 and lows in the 50s. There’s just nothing more satisfying than being out … Continue reading

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I’ve been following this month’s Eat Local Challenge with interest. While the ideal is to eat organically, locally, and seasonally…it’s definitely a challenge to put into practice. Especially at certain times of year in northern Iowa. And when you can’t … Continue reading

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His and Hers

Matt turned Winston and Sara back in together this week. Sara quickly claimed the “good” hut for her sleeping quarters.

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The Princess Pack

The farm population keeps expanding! The latest additions – three purebred Chester White gilts. They’ve been dubbed “The Princess Pack” because they’re so fancy. They’re almost too nice to live on this farm. They have pedigrees. When they came off … Continue reading

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Quack

This is a terrible picture, but hopefully you can see that our new farm residents are ducks! Muscovey ducks, to be exact. Pattie hooked us up with a breeding trio – a white drake, a white hen and a chocolate … Continue reading

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Louisa

Did I not say she’s the most beautiful calf ever? She looks like a sweet little lamb. This is Carmel’s baby. Last year her baby Fudge looked completely different. Different bulls, but both bulls were black. There’s some other genetics … Continue reading

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