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schlepping season

It’s been over a month since I posted an entry on the blog. Welcome to spring in academia–and the garden. There is,  as one of our local NPR hosts says, “a lot to talk about.” The first robins and red-winged … Continue reading

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corn and squash and compost, oh my

Why all the poop* talk this week?  [*Really, livestock manure and compost.] We need compost every year to replenish the vegetable garden and garlic patch outside* the garden/orchard “compound.”  [*Deer don’t bother stinky garlic and onions planted there for obvious … Continue reading

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more compost, please

With the expansion of the garden and the dud results there this year (more next time–if I remember), we definitely need more compost. We could simply buy organic compost by the ton from our local Agway. (We should probably buy … Continue reading

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this week’s theme…

Poop. Yup. This week’s theme is poop. We spend a lot of time discussing and dealing with poop around here. Chicken poop. Sheep poop. More chicken poop. Livestock manure is a great thing. At least when you have a big … Continue reading

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which topic du jour?

It’s full steam ahead farm time–and it will be until Labor Day (more or less).  It’s definitely the busy season in farm-land. If we were to truly maximize farm production, I suspect that we could both work full-time April through … Continue reading

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more glories of compost

My celebration of compost continues.  It really is miracle stuff. Before Ron started rototilling, we started bringing some of the remaining purchased compost into the garden.  Last Sunday I was able to turn our compost pile and harvest what was … Continue reading

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symphony of the soil

A few weeks ago (yes, it’s been a while since I posted), Ron rototilled the garden in preparation for spring planting.  It’s often hard to find three days in the spring where there is no rain, so he managed to … Continue reading

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