Monthly Archives: September 2007

Share the Harvest 2007

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The Northeast Organic Farmers Association of Vermont is having a Share the Harvest event Thursday, October 4th, 2007 although you don’t have to limit yourself to that date if you just want to send a donation: Sharing the HarvestOne Neighbor … Continue reading

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Summer’s End – Groton Lake, Vermont

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Ben Takes a Long Walk Off a Short Pier…Outdoors: 75°F/49°F Mostly SunnyFarm House: 72°F/66°FTiny Cottage: 68°F/64°F Door open, arch pillars, brick cutting, prep

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Paper Lantern – Tomatillos

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Tomatillos seem to be one of those easy fruits. They do require plenty of water. All the ones I planted in the beds along the house did great and are loaded with fruit. Other years when we’ve had more rain … Continue reading

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Groton, Vermont Long Barn

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Pastoral Morning in Groton, VTJust downhill from the cemetary in Groton, Vermont is a farm with a unique long barn. It’s a collection of sheds that appear to have grown over the years. Out in the field are cattle. Possibly … Continue reading

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Wellspring Farm in Marshfield, Vermont

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Wellspring Farm CSA – click image for panoramaYesterday we got rain, which was much appreciated although it did rather get in the way of working on projects. Memo to Mother Nature: rains between 1 am and 4 am are preferred. … Continue reading

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Sticky Stucco

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Parge over Slip over CMUWe’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with lime for our stucco parging of walls, ceiling coats, mortar on glass bottle walls and brick arches. Figuring out the right formula for a very sticky mix has … Continue reading

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More Broccoli Art

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Water on Broccoli Leaf Monday, Tuesday Outdoors: 64°F/55°F 4″ RainFarm House: 78°F/68°F Shopping trip & laundryTiny Cottage: 72°F/68°F Bathroom wall work

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Broccoli

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Broccoli is something we grow really well. Good thing we like it so much. It thrives in the rich manure left from the pigs and chickens winter paddocks and our cool weather. Cabbage, brussel sprouts and such do well too. … Continue reading

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Dog House Bottles & Roof

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Building A Bottle WallHolly’s in the dog house. We joked that we weren’t going to let her out until she was good. Fortunately she is very good. What she was doing is parging the interior walls while I mortared up … Continue reading

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Float My Concrete Boat

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That is floating concrete. It is amazingly light. While making the roof of the dog house, details to come, I saved a blob of the light weight concrete and let it harden so I would have a sample for density … Continue reading

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