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Monthly Archives: December, 2012

Winter Holidays 2012

Over the past few years, we have gone with more and more homemade gifts for this consumer-prone season. Often, these gifts are grown or made by us on the farm, or bought from local crafters. We do make exceptions for the wee little kids and get them toys to challenge their minds and imaginations. We’re …

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A Catyard?

Yes, we have a catyard. In 2002, we moved here from a small town, but we were in the middle of the town, two blocks from the college. We had a catdoor and our little furry beasts could come and go as they pleased and we never lost one to traffic or dog attack, and …

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The Harvest 2012

While we have only been gardening for 3 years, each year is different. This year, a late May frost killed off what we had started (squash, tomatoes, peppers), but we started over. And early October frost further shortened the growing season, meaning the tomatoes got to ripen in the sunroom. This was also a plentiful …

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Fire Fighter Weekend

As some of you know, we recently joined the local volunteer fire and emergency response department (VFR for short). Out here, the nearest medical help is 40 minutes or more away, so the VFRs play an important role in responding immediately in rural areas. Our VFR provides the first response on medical and fire calls. …

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Bird Knocking

Folks were very generous with their feedback when this was originally posted. I have gone through and made corrections. Thank you everyone! This bird was knocking on my house, loudly. It was also having a very energetic conversation with this other bird (female woodpecker?). Now, until we got chickens, I didn’t really pay attention to …

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