To NOFA and Back

Meadow and I spent the weekend in Burlington for the Vermont Northeast Organic Farmers Association Winter Conference. We saw lots of familiar faces and attended some really good workshops. I'm sure meadow is going to post about the keynote and her workshop so I'll leave it to her. I went to two intensive workshops one

February 16th, 2011|

NOFA Winter Conference

We are headed to the NOFA Winter Conference this weekend. We always learn something new at these conferences and its nice to meet folks from around new england who are trying to do the same thing as us. Meadow tends to go to the education and outreach workshops and I go to the production workshops.

February 11th, 2011|

New Water Heater

During the winter the houses hot water comes from a heating coil in the wood stove. It circulated water to a slightly raised water heater tank in the bathroom. The system worked okay. You could get hot/warm water for a shower and enough to do the dishes. But it made funny noises and certainly did

February 7th, 2011|

Another Day Another Score

Today I went to poultney, vt to help a friend demolish an old bathroom for the soon to open Coop there. I notice that the walls in the back of the building were had a plastic washable surface on them. I asked if they were going to be keeping it and they said it was

January 31st, 2011|

Big Score

I have been scouring the internet for free stuff to help build our projects. I hit jackpot on the vermont business exchange. 15 yards of bagged styrofoam for free. We are going to pick it up this week once we figure out how we are going to get it. We are going to shred it

January 30th, 2011|

Its cold out there

Dumpster diving was a mild success we found lots of bottles but tinmouth recyclers are good at removing the tops. We will take another trip out there this week after more bottles show up. I'm also working on a sealing method that doesn't need the caps. I filled the bottles we had yesterday and today

January 24th, 2011|

Dumpster Diving

Today I'm headed to the Tinmouth transfer station to do some dumpster diving. I'm on the hunt for plastic bottles, lots of plastic bottles. We need refrigeration up on the hill for our produce this summer, but we do not have energy to spare. We also want to cut down on the energy our food

January 23rd, 2011|

Numero Uno

Welcome to Breezy Meadows Orchards and Nursery!  This is the first of what will be many a blog posts.  I figure the best place to start is the beginning or at least I've been told that before. And it seems like a good as any place to start.  Well I guess its not quite the beginning

January 7th, 2011|