November 30, 2016 • 0 comment(s)
I can’t believe November is gone and December is rapidly approaching. Where has the year gone? I was looking through old pictures of the farm’s progressive development and I can remember this time last year when I was making my monthly weekend warrior trips to try to get things cleaned up and ready to launch. It seems like a year literally just passed in a blink of an eye. It's about that time for us to make our yearly assessments and plan our goals for next year. As the year is wrapping up, have you started to plan your next year? I mean what do you want to accomplish personally or for a hobby? What are your goals as a family? These are the questions that I have been thinking about lately as the year wraps up. Last week Angela unexpectedly lost her grandmother. In a nutshell, she was walking up two steps and fell back and hit her head. That is all it took for her grandmother to have a brain bleed that could not be stopped by the doctors. My love goes out to Angela and her family for their loss over the holidays. You never know when your time could come and you are gone from this physical world. It’s imperative you live your life emanating the love in your soul so that everyone around you can be touched by your kindness and love. You can leave a positive impact in your lifetime by shining your light all day long.
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November 17, 2016 • 0 comment(s)
We finally got our first big frost up our way this past weekend. Winter is encroaching and the older folks around here are saying that its going to be a bad winter. Apparently the old timers say that the heavy acorn crop is indicative of a bad winter. Although I hope it is a mild one, we will soon find out as this is our first winter here in North Cackolackie. We still have a lot to do to be ready for the dead of winter, but we are taking it one day at a time.
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November 9, 2016 • 0 comment(s)
The weather is finally cooling down a bit in the evenings and the days are about perfect for putting in some sweat equity into the farm. I love this time of the year because you see the change of seasons taking place right in front of your eyes. I think it is amazing how trees have a self-contained closed loop maintenance mechanism built into their genetic makeup. What I mean is that trees actually drop their leaves onto the ground to build the organic matter in the soil which in turn helps invigorate the soil life and maintains the nutrient demands of the tree all in the process, in a nut shell of course. When I was a youngster, I remember raking leaves in the fall and then riding bikes through leaf piles in the road angering the older folks who took pride in keeping their leaf piles tidy. I always hated raking leaves and then when I learned later that trees dropped their leaves to help build the soil beneath them, it really confirmed my despised feelings over raking leaves. Now that I know this, I always encourage people to stop raking leaves and instead build the fertility of their soils. Dare to leave the leaf!
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