January 2012

A snowless winter.

January 9th, 2012|

I didn't want to write about how we are having a snow-less winter since maybe it would jinx us into getting 18 feet like Alaska, but it's so bizarre I have to say something about it. It is now January 9th 2012 and so far we have not even gotten a real foot of snow,

December 2011

December Mud

December 19th, 2011|

We are into the second week of december and I am still tracking in great globs of mud whenever I enter the house. It seems to strange to still be working the soil and getting in posts so far into winter. I know the snow is coming but the radio just predicts a chance of

Here Comes the Paddies

December 1st, 2011|

[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

November 2011

November Rains

November 21st, 2011|

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

October 2011

Snow

October 27th, 2011|

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

Frost

October 6th, 2011|

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

September 2011

Home Made Garden Cart

September 29th, 2011|

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,

Putting on Socks and Sweaters

September 21st, 2011|

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

Kickstarter project launched

September 17th, 2011|

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 12th

September 12th, 2011|

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