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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Casa de Hoop

Last summer I saw DIY green house plans in a copy of a magazine. I photo copied them and filed them away, but I was pretty sure I’d be building one sooner or later. When we moved to this farm November 1st, I knew that construction of a “hoop house” was a priority so that … Continue reading »

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Which Way to the Shortcut?

I’m old fashioned. Real old fashioned. Not only do I long for my own team of oxen, but I also have come to believe that the best things in life are worth fighting for, working for, and waiting for. I know I don’t need to, but I’ll tell you anyway-our world is not like this. … Continue reading »

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The Fat is Were it’s At

The other day we butchered four of our five young roosters. Their time had come because they were…err….well the hens were feelin a little out numbered. We plucked and eviscerated (saved the gizzards of course cause I love me some gizzards) and then I put two of them in the freezer and two in a … Continue reading »

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Family Reunion

We reunited the kids with their mama a couple of days ago. We decided that it would be better for the goats and for ourselves if Raquel and Miguel spent the days with Brooke instead of in our laundry room. It took a little coaxing for them to adjust to nursing, but now they’ve got … Continue reading »

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Fresh Eggs

I remember when I bought all of my eggs in the refrigerated section of the local grocery store. I didn’t even buy organic or free range eggs. I just bought whatever the store brand was. I never bought jumbo eggs, because those always made me think of hormones, but I guess it doesn’t matter if … Continue reading »

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G.I. Joe, A Real Probiotic Hero!

My guts are alive! Melissa’s been making kombucha (which is basicly fermented tea), kefir (i think it’s fermented grains in milk but I haven’t figured it out quite yet), and now we have raw goat’s milk. These “living” foods are loaded with healthy bacteria that that make a person’s gastro intestinal tract a well balanced … Continue reading »

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you say, “potato or potaato?” i say, “lets get ’em in the ground!”

Thursday the potato field looked like this:Friday I made the 12 potato rows On Monday the migrant workers showed up to plant they worked hardmanagement was kinda difficult to deal with but they managedat the end of the afternoon we had planted 200lbs of taters, yellow ones red ones and purple onesnot bad team! the … Continue reading »

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Our Herd Flock Just Doubled!

Brooke gave birth to twins on Saturday!!! We are so excited for the newest additions to the flock, or is it herd??? Whatever you call it, our goat population just doubled!!! Brooke had an amazing delivery and the first sweet kid was a girl, so we named her Raquel. The second, a boy, is Miguel. … Continue reading »

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This One’s for My Grandbabies

Heirlooms are cool. Who doesn’t want something that’s been passed down for generations? You don’t find stuff like that at a mall, or at least any mall I’ve been to. This is a picture of a few seed flats full of heirloom tomato seedlings that I’m about to put into individual pots so that they … Continue reading »

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Why I’m glad I was a Boy Scout

When I look back on the journey that has been my life I nearly always laugh with astonishment. It’s at these points of reflection that I ask myself the question, only to punctuate my astonishment, “How did I end up here?”. I can honestly tell you that I never, ever dreamed that I would be … Continue reading »

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