March 2014

Deep Litter

March 4th, 2014|

Through the summer the chickens get to rotate around the pasture hunting for seeds and little critters. But once the weather changes over to cold we stop rotating them and move them to their winter home. This changes how we need to deal with there poop. As we rotate them the poop is spread over

And it came to a grinding halt

March 2nd, 2014|

Working and living on a diversified farm demands much from ones body. Just doing our daily chores requires a bit of strength and more activity then the average American gets in a day. There are hay bales to be moved, buckets of grain and water to be carried. In the deep slippery snow just walking

February 2014

Sign up for our 2014 CSA

February 17th, 2014|

We've updated the information on our http://www.breezymeadowsorchards.com/csa/ page. This will be our third year offering the CSA and we have certainly learned a lot. We still will be offering delivery for the Tinmouth and Middletown Springs area.

December 2013

Planting Trees and Growing Rice

December 3rd, 2013|

We just launched another kickstarter campaign. This time it is for a walk-behind tractor. Check out our kickstarter page at http://kck.st/18Wd9Qe

November 2013

Snow on the ground Seed Catalogs in the mail

November 26th, 2013|

Well it finally happened for real. I don't check the weather as much this time of year so when we woke up to snow on the ground it was a bit of a surprise. We still have some posts to put in the ground for our new cow shed. The ground probably won't be to

October 2013

New Day and a New Site

October 31st, 2013|

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

May 2013

To feed the plant you need to feed the soil.

May 5th, 2013|

Last summer we had a really tough time with the rice. Transplants being eaten, unfinished irrigation and lack of nutrients lead to a crop failure. During the summer we were able to help control the chipmunks and laid out our irrigation lines so those two problems should be taken care of for next year. The

March 2013

Trashing the Trash

March 3rd, 2013|

[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

February 2013

Fire the Rocket!

February 10th, 2013|

  [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

September 2012

First Paddy Cut and Hanging

September 17th, 2012|

This afternoon we had a class from Green Mountain College come out to the farm. After a quick tour around the farm we headed down to the rice paddy to do some harvesting. They didn't have much time so we only had time to cut the top paddy. It was amazing how fast the rice