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93 Fruit Trees

May 22nd, 2017 · No Comments · Blog

Our farm came with an orchard of  young fruit trees–apples, mostly, with some peaches and pears–but we were never sure how many. This year after pruning I  decided to put an end to all the speculation and count. The answer: 93. Turns out 93 trees is a lot for one man to prune. No wonder […]

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Hey, Kids!

April 30th, 2017 · No Comments · Blog

Our first lambs of the year–female twins–were born March 28, a bit earlier than usual. Over the next two weeks, 12 more followed. And unlike last year, when we lost several to a bitter cold snap, everybody has been doing just fine. The goats, meanwhile, started having their babies March 29. We’ve had nine in […]

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Brooder Tremors

April 27th, 2017 · No Comments · Blog

This year my wife put her foot down: no more brooding chicks in the basement. The problem was the dust from the non-GMO feed we buy from a local farmer settled on everything we had stored downstairs. Last fall we cleaned for the second time and the spouse insisted: No mas. Too bad, because the […]

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