New Day and a New Site

The winter we moved back to Tinmouth, I started building a website using Wordpress as the skeleton. I didn't really know what I was doing but with the help of Meadow's cousin Nate we managed to make something half decent. There were lots of errors and things that I never liked. It was hard to

October 31st, 2013|

Trashing the Trash

[singlepic id=242 w=320 h=240 float=right] Plastic is everywhere on the modern farm. We have two high tunnels and a greenhouse that are covered in plastic. The high tunnel plastic will stay on the tunnels for 5 or 6 years then will be used for winter protection on low tunnels for a few more years. The

March 3rd, 2013|

Fire the Rocket!

  [singlepic id=236 w=320 h=240 float=right]To heat our greenhouse we knew we wanted to use wood from our property. Normal wood stoves are a pain because you have to burn them for a long time and you lose a large amount of the woods potential heat out the chimney. Wood Boilers can work a bit

February 10th, 2013|

Win The Future with Mobile High Tunnels

[singlepic id=216 w=320 h=240 float=center] I talked about bending the pipe in a previous post(here) and now I'll go over how we did the rest of the tunnel. I designed the tunnel based on the professional manufactured tunnels from a few different companies. SketchUp helped a lot and I would recommend folks who are designing

January 18th, 2012|

Here Comes the Paddies

[singlepic id=167 w=320 h=240 float=center]We have been working up to this day for quite a while now. The survey stakes are out. The sides of the field have been cleared back a bit and our giant white pine Christmas tree in the middle has been taken down. Now that all the prep work is done

December 1st, 2011|

New HugelBeets

[singlepic id=60 w=320 h=240 float=right]Finally the sun has been shinning long enough for the ground to dry out and for us to start building another round of hugelbeets. Last year we built 7 45 foot long beds which are now growing different greens, peas and onions. We have plans to do 3 more 45 ft

May 12th, 2011|

Bending our High Tunnel Pipe

[singlepic id=1 w=320 h=240 float=left]In our farming practices we try to align ourselves with natural processes, but sometimes we make the choice to move further away from them. This is the case for the high tunnel we are building. It adds the potential for year round growing and warmer overall temperatures throughout the year. Since

May 4th, 2011|

Walk-in/Icehouse Update

The walk-in shell is finally done. It took awhile since nothing was quite square and I kept having to run to the hardware store. I also had no idea what I was doing for the most part. Most of the time spent in the past weeks was figuring out how to make blocks of styrofoam

April 2nd, 2011|

Zeer Pot, Bottles, Wood Chip Piles, and oh broken trucks…

The past couple of days have been some unlucky days with trucks. We were unloading wood down at Forget Me Not Farm and ended up breaking the front axle of one of the trucks. We still had the dodge going so we still could get up our driveway. Then after the snow two days ago

February 5th, 2011|

Aquaponics

The summer of 2009 I became very interested in aquaponics. Aquaponics is the combining of aquaculture(growing fish or other water based animal) and hydroponics(growing plants in a medium other than soil and providing nutrients through a liquid solution). Aquaponics is a significant improvement on these two separate systems. Both aquaculture and hydroponics have a major

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