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|

November Rains

The snow from my last post has long since melted and the weather has been balmy and sunny for the most part. I planted all my bulbs and put some ranunculus in our high-tunnel to see what it will do. Josh got all the small trees cut down from the hedgerow around our paddies and

November 21st, 2011|

Snow

The brilliance of fall has come and gone since I’ve written last. I apologize for my absence from the blog, but all we have decided to accomplish this fall and all the little things I wish I could have done before the snow falls has consumed me. First I just want to say how amazed

October 27th, 2011|

Frost

Frost has finally reached us. It is amazingly beautiful, all the grass coated with silver, and the clover looks like something you would find in a china cabinet. Although it does mean the end of the green season and the beginning of brown I can't help but love the way it looks even as it

October 6th, 2011|

Home Made Garden Cart

Here is a guest post from my dad who designed us a homemade garden cart. We’re passing along how we recently built a heavy duty garden cart. This homemade garden cart can be built using two bicycle wheels, angle iron, 2x4s and plywood. This cart will carry at least 200 pounds, has a large box,

September 29th, 2011|

Putting on Socks and Sweaters

Putting on socks and sweaters has already become a habit in the morning here. I also put on a shallow pot of water to heat up Esther’s udder wash, which she seems to appreciate. Part of me can’t believe its already autumn and is confused as to where all the summer time went, but the

September 21st, 2011|

Kickstarter project launched

Our Kickstarter project has been launched!! We have 30 days to make out goal of $5,500 for building our paddy systems. Go to www.kickstarter.com to view our project description, rewards for funders, and our awesome video!

September 17th, 2011|

September 12th

Our high-tunnel has skin! Just in time as the weather begins to dip down into the 40's at night. Our tomatoes will now hopefully last a bit longer with their new house over them. We got it rolling a week ago thanks again to Josh's dad for all his hard work in getting this put

September 12th, 2011|

Irene’s impact on Farms

~ We at Breezy Meadows weathered the storm with little to no disasters. Thankfully for us my father put a tarp over the bottom of our driveway. Although the Poultney River did flood over the road, thanks to the plastic we didn't loose the culvert and were able to drive over it monday morning. Saturday

September 4th, 2011|

Mountain Time

Its been hard to get off the mountain this week, really its been hard for the last several weeks. Not having internet or a phone and being a mile up a dirt road and having so much to do really makes it hard to take the time to drive away and communicate with the outside

August 25th, 2011|