Tag Archives: Garden

Bald Eagle Supervising Sunchoke Planting

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Lady with Her Eggs We’ve been road building to gain access to fields off of our main whey driveway that runs up past the butcher shop to the high whey tanks and cottage. This involves putting in terraces along the … Continue reading

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Classic Cut Size & Age

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First Frost on Tomatoes Kesley asked on the Farm Page: I was wondering if the age of a pig will affect how good the meat tastes? I am also wondering if it makes a difference whether the pig has had … Continue reading

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Manroot

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Marah aka Manroot aka Wild Cucumber The Marah is doing very well this year. They produce what looks a bit like large watermelon seeds. Otherwise they’re rather different and not very cucumber-ish.

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Hospice and Altruism

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Near Earth Experience Today Ben and I just moved a pig out of Hospice and back to the north field with the northern herd. Sometimes something goes wrong with a pig and it needs extra attention, thus the intensive care … Continue reading

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Cheap Solar Panels

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The new “Mark X Leevfs”®™ are the cheapest solar panels I can find and they’re made right here in Vermont. I’ve installed them on all of my trees and pastures – complete coverage to try and get all that free … Continue reading

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Snowy April Morning

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Dusting of Snow While it has been a low snow year and warmer than usual we are still getting a light dusting of snow almost every morning. It is only about half and inch to two inches, just enough to … Continue reading

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Resurrection Pumpkins

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A Pumpkin that doesn’t give up Last night we got our first fall frost. This is remarkably late. We are greatly appreciating this long spell of warm weather deep into the fall. Normally we get frosts in late August or … Continue reading

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Apple Bounty in Blue Sky

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Apples in Blue Sky While this was a poor year for pumpkins and sunflowers it has been a fantastic year for our pasture forages, apples and pears. Life’s like that. One thing is down in a particular year but other … Continue reading

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South Field Greenhouse Ark

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South Field Greenhouse Ark The Ark is a much emptier place now in the summer. It’s a temperate, shaded space of about 38’x96′ with the lovely deep bedding pack of wood chips but I only occasionally find pigs in it. … Continue reading

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Doubly Delicious Raspberry

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Double Berry Delicious We have a lot of raspberry bushes. They thrive in our soil and climate. There are several varieties. This year I noticed we have some that are double berries.

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