Monthly Archives: September 2005

Laser Light at Mystery Pond

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I have always thought a laser level was a cool device. It is a great way of doing the task with a little technology and a lot easier than using a hose and water level. The laser level is also … Continue reading

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Morning Glory

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This has been a super year for the morning glories and they have taken over the kitchen garden wall. This one is just opening early in the morning light.

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Mint Tea

We drink a lot of tea. It is our primary refreshment besides milk and in the winter hot chocolate. Mint tea is wonderful hot in the winter and cold in the summer. Properly made it is silky smooth and a … Continue reading

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Rant: Fixin’ Thangs…

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Weaner Pigs In the course of history, a throw away society is to be discarded. It amazes me how much is thrown away. Often very good stuff. Everything from paper to milk to cheese to appliances, etc. Sometimes there isn’t … Continue reading

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Rain, Glorious Rain…

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We got about an inch and a half of rain last night which was sorely needed. In addition to helping the gardens and fields it also raised the water level in the new pig pondlet and added water to Mystery … Continue reading

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Hay Forks

Today we picked up a pallet fork for the tractor. This will let us more easily unload cheese, orders of fencing and other heavy items that arrive via arrive on pallets via tractor tractor trucks. It will also let us … Continue reading

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Covering the gardens

It is officially fall, the calendar not withstanding. Frost could come any day. We’ve had frosts as early as the last week of August many years. This year has been quite warm (all hail global warming and bow down to … Continue reading

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Kid Projects…

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Sows in Fresh Field News on the peep front! When I got up this morning there were three new chicks, not just the one who I had seen starting to crack an egg last night. Within an hour there was … Continue reading

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Peep, peep #2…

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Sunflower Another chick has started to break out of its shell. Off to bed now and hopefully there will be more chicks in the incubator by morning.

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We have a winner!

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This little chick just finished breaking out of the shell and is now wobbling around the hatcher. We should be seeing more of them popping out in the next few days. I expect the hatch may be a bit spread … Continue reading

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