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Rice and Rain

We've had a good few days of soaking rain. It has kept us inside doing the necessary inside things like starting starts like broccoli, spinach, cabbage, kale, and Tatsoi and doing some planning for next year. This coming week we should have our high-tunnel going up which will be a great help to our slow

August 16th, 2011|

Goat Yogurt in a Crock-pot

* Second week of August and our tomato plants are still holding off on turning ripe. We've been harvesting cherries and glaciers off the plants but all the big guys are just hanging out in their green skins refusing to show any signs of reddening. Thankfully we will have a high-tunnel up to cover them

August 10th, 2011|

Natural Udder Care and Rectifing an Uneven Udder.

August. The beginning of the bounty months. Our tomatoes are beginning to ripen, the peppers are hanging heavy on the plants, the carrots are getting ready to pull and the beans always need picking. We just bought a huge chest freezer to begin freezing our beans and other veggies for the winter market. Just in

August 1st, 2011|

Kid Separation.

* The air here has been thick, heavy and hot for the last week. Even at night when we are used to having cool breezes to put us to sleep the air has been sticky and stagnant. This morning for the first time the air was cool again, I put on a sweater on my

July 25th, 2011|

Our Rice is Ripening!

It has been a sunny humid week here in the hills of Tinmouth Vermont. Conditions our rice seem to have enjoyed very much. I'm not sure why I was as surprised as I was to see the first seed head popping out, but I am pretty sure I squeaked a little and maybe even did

July 18th, 2011|

Baby animals, weeds, and the weather.

Baby animals, weeds, and the weather. The week has flown by for us here at Breezy Meadows. I apologize for the single picture post last week the insanity of having a kidding, 16 turkeys arrive and 32 chicks all in the same weekend was a little overwhelming. So far everyone except three turkeys are doing

July 8th, 2011|

Baby Goat

We now have three goats! ~

June 25th, 2011|

Pigs in the Pasture

We have pigs! Four of them, three for meat this fall and one to keep as a breeder. We named them after meat products so as to be reminded daily of what these adorable little kiddies will turn into. Bacon, Ham, and Porkchop are the meat pigs and Gregina (Greg for short) is the breeder.

June 19th, 2011|

Two Precocious Does?

* It's been 8 weeks since I first noticed Esther's udder was developing. Her udder has grown since then and is impossible to miss resting gracefully between her legs. We can't do anything but wait and see if she kids sometime this month. I check her twice a day even though it is still early

June 12th, 2011|

Seed Catalogue Seduction

First week of June. Time to plant. Back in the winter I pored over seed catalogues, drooling at the variety of potential available to me. If you're not careful with those catalogues, you may find yourself over indulging in what your eyes want but what your land and time management just can't contain. The herb

June 5th, 2011|