Life Transitions

On the Farm,
Saturday, August 2

Posted by in Gardening, Harvest, On the Farm

The word for today is water Today June Bug and I worked to dig a trench into the center of the garden beds – primarily for drip irrigation. Naturally things don’t always go as planned and I managed to hit a water line for the outdoor faucets. This actually was an accidental good thing as it allowed us to run a new line specifically for a garden hose in addition to the line for the drop irrigation. As I mentioned in previous posts the ‘soil’ here is very much a…read more

On the Farm,
Thursday, July 31

Posted by in Bees, Gardening, Harvest, On the Farm

and… Bees I’ve been busy with work this week so not much to report – yesterday I was able to do a hive inspection and noticed a hive I had been waiting to cap honey had done so and so I was able to harvest some of it today. This honey is substantially darker than the honey we harvested last month. Garden Not much garden work this week other than having to water as my day job has kept me pre-occupied. Which is fine the heat has been somewhat of…read more

On the Farm
Sunday, July 27th

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Finished the chicken tractor today – as usual something that was only supposed to be used for non-laying hens turned into a larger project with nest boxes a fancy hinged door and some wheels attached to a board for movement. Took the wheels off of a chop saw stand that I never move. Of course now that I’ve removed the wheels I’ll want to move the thing tomorrow but its light enough. After we wrapped up the chicken tractor we moved it over the first of 4 watermelon beds that…read more

On the Farm
Saturday, July 26th

Posted by in Gardening, Harvest, On the Farm

Found some milkweed on the clearance rack at Lowes last week which I promptly divided each pot into 3 – already they have been busy with butterflies and they are only about a foot tall As was expected lot of garden work today – the soil here is a heavy clay which has been a constant battle though I take a lot of pride in our production in areas where previously if you had hit it with a shovel there was a good chance the shovel would hit you back….read more

On the Farm
Friday, July 25th

Posted by in Gardening, On the Farm, Uncategorized

Cut the grass in the first pasture – little work with Kahlula to start preparing for a milking routine. No gardening work today – pretty sure we will spend the bulk of Saturday in the garden to prepare beds for the fall – it has been so dog gone hot – mostly I have just been mulching with leaves and hay trying to keep the soil from scorching. Tomatoes at this point are spent. Watermelons are on their way out and about the only thing we have ‘growing’ are peppers…read more

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Every day is Arbor Day

Posted by in Gardening

If there is one thing I can say of my maturity as a gardner it is that I have become much better at getting new plants into the ground the day I get them. Root bound and pot rot are no longer friends of mine and today was no different as I was able to get my free Eastern Redbud tree into the ground already

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