Author Archives: itfarmer

Etsy Store Open

After much discussion between Kassy, Nate and myself, I’ve finally opened an Etsy shop to sell the products of my second favorite hobby: Woodworking. Above, you can see [..]

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Recipe for Grape Jam.

A few years ago, I planted 12 different types of grapes on the farm, including many plants that I cloned. This year I’ve finally started to taste the [..]

Grapes, Recipes

Rainy Cool Summer

It’s been an unseasonable cool summer, with what seems like twice the normal amount of rain. I’ve only had to water the garden in the first few weeks [..]

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Hoop House Trials

I’ve been meaning to take cool weather veggies more seriously for several years now. I’ve never had much luck with the likes of broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, and [..]

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Oliver OC-3 Dozer

This summer I acquired a small, antique bull-dozer. I didn’t have any use in mind for it, but the prices was too good to pass up. The first [..]

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Busy Building

When I moved into my new home, I had a half completed project waiting for me in the background. This structure was originally intended to be a horse [..]

Building and Construction, Tools, Uncategorized

“A Normal Garden”

After years of telling myself to cut back, I’ve finally managed to plant a much smaller, much more “normal” sized garden. It’s amazingly simple to maintain, and I [..]

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Towering Tomatoes & Number5

I’ve been starting tomatoes in my greenhouse for several years now, but I’ve just now learned something new: If you start tomatoes too early, it seems to stunt [..]

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Trays All In

This year I managed to get all of my tomato and pepper seeds started at roughly the same time. I started all of these trays in my home during the [..]

Fruit Trees, Peppers, Seedlings, Tomatoes ,

Tomato Trials, Winter Wrap-Up

The winter blues finally got the best of me, and so I gave in, and started planting seeds early. I told myself I was doing a tomato trial [..]

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