Monthly Archives: September 2010

Bumblebee on Orange Sunflower

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Sunflower Bee Bed This bumblebee slept on the sunflower over night. The morning sun finally hit it and I watched the fuzzy insect warm, twitch and wake. Eventually it took off, likely back to its nest. I don’t know if … Continue reading

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Americauna Hen & Chicks

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Americauna Hen and Chicks This is the Americauna hen and her two chicks that she hatched out on top of the roof of one of the sheds. Will actually got video of the hatching – pretty neat. They are now … Continue reading

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Dandelion Voyage

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Dandelion Setting Seed Outdoors: 63°F/42°F Partially Sunny Tiny Cottage: 67°F/67°F Daily Spark: The future is here. Tomorrow is just another day.

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Fall Foliage 2010 Marsh

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Hannah Hill – Click to get the Big Picture The land is clothed in a many colored cloth. It is officially fall and the trees are changing their robes. The colors are quickly approaching peak. It seems early this year … Continue reading

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Kit and Kavi with Pigs

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Kit and Kavi Rounding Up Pigs The “Puppies” are no longer so little. They’re taller than their older sister Katya. They’re taller than our daughter Hope when they stand on their hind legs. They’re about as tall as their mother … Continue reading

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Out to the Woodshed

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Woodshed We don’t burn much wood – just 3/4 cord a year to heat our home. The passive solar gain coupled with high thermal mass of our tiny cottage takes care of the rest of our heating needs. Up until … Continue reading

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Where Does A Bear Shit?

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Bear Shit in the Middle of the Road There’s an old adage “Does a bear shit in the woods?” meaning “Of course!”. Well, this bear shit was in the middle of the road. I think it had been eating apples … Continue reading

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Grape Tendril Spider

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Spider and Web in Grape Tendril Outdoors: 64°F/39°F Overcast Tiny Cottage: 68°F/67°F

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Frost Seeding

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Weaned Pigs on Pasture Susan Lea asked:How do you “frost seed”? That is a huge amount of acreage to seed by hand. We have some pasture that needs to be re-seeded and had thought of renting a no-till drill, but … Continue reading

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View of Sugar Mountain Farm

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Sugar Mountain Farm – Viewed from near Knox Mountain This is the view of our farm from the hill that we see looking north towards Knox Mountain. In other words, this view is looking south towards our farm. South and … Continue reading

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