February 25, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
Greetings fellow earthlings, small farm enthusiasts, family, friends, and patrons! What a wonderful and wacky week it’s been from ice storms, to power outages, to book club and a new tractor. It looks like this upcoming week we will have favorable weather compared to the wet and saturated weather we have seen since the new year. We lost power for several days during the first ice storm, but we have a couple generators that helped keep our freezers and important electrical appliances running in that power outage event. Although we always have room to improve our power redundancy, we are nonetheless making strides every day for optimization and deeper levels of connectedness and streamlined processes on and around the farm operations. That being said, we finally pulled the trigger and invested in a new tractor with several important implements to help optimize our fertility program on and around the farm as well as other vital processes.
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February 8, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
Hello everyone and happy February. We seem to be right in the middle of winter with lots of precipitation. If you have been out to the farm recently, you probably noticed all the mud. We can’t seem to dry out enough before we get saturated again with more rain. Our average rainfall for this area is 45 inches and last year we had 120 inches, almost three times more than the usual average. As the looks of it so far, we are on the way for another 120-inch rainfall year. I am diligently trying to implement earthworks to catch, store, and sink all the rain that I can on our property. I encourage everyone to look into how you can also catch, store, and sink water onto your own property. Harvesting Rainwater by Brad Lancaster is a great resource to start learning all about rainwater.
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January 25, 2021 • 0 comment(s)
Hello small farm enthusiasts, friends, family, and patrons!! It’s such a beautiful rainy day here on the farm. The ponds and swales are catching all this magical precipitation falling from the heavens and keeping our water tables high. As January is coming to an end, we are gearing up to celebrating Willow and Henry’s birthdays this weekend with family, friends, and top-notch musicians. Willow will be 5 on Friday and Henry will be 3 on Thursday. Time is flying by and the kids are growing up so fast. We are trying to cherish every waking moment we can with our beautiful children while growing the farm and creating our own personal paradise.
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