Monthly Archives: September 2008

Sampling

Potato and onion harvest I’m usually reticent to give away very much of our product. Oh sure, I’ll donate the occasional package for promotions that our farmers markets do. But by and large I find that other forms of marketing … Continue reading

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I wanna be a cowboy

My cutie pie little nephew loves to come over and ride Star. He likes Star so much, in fact, that he has his own horse named Star at his house. He keeps her in their corncrib and he feeds her … Continue reading

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Fall

Sunrise at choretime I’ve been rather absentee around here, haven’t I? And when I am here I mainly write fluff. It’s not that there’s nothing to write about. It’s more that we’ve fallen into a rhythm here that’s become semi-conscious, … Continue reading

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Orangeglo

We have a measley watermelon harvest this year. Crazy weather! This Orangeglo beauty was one of the few. This was a new-to-us variety that I decided to try this year. Here’s a picture of it beside my size 9 boot … Continue reading

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Take a hike, part 2

Some of the cool things Rafe and I saw on our little nature hike Labor Day weekend… Rafe found a wild turkey feather: The Potholes nature area includes a marsh. We saw a couple of cranes, a couple of ducks … Continue reading

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Take a hike

Last weekend Rafe and I took an end-of-summer nature hike at the New Haven Potholes. It was a beautiful day for it, and we had the whole place to ourselves. We got a great look at some herons and cranes, … Continue reading

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A peek at the chick brooder

I’ve shown it before but if anyone has any questions – about the brooder or any other aspect of our poultry operation – fire away and I’ll come back and answer Next week Tuesday the birds currently on pasture go … Continue reading

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Speaking of stocking up

I mentioned in my last post that ’tis the season to stock up for winter. Same goes for the livestock around here. Matt’s been piecemealing a stockpile of hay for the cattle for winter – alfalfa hay for the stocker … Continue reading

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