Monthly Archives: January 2010

Equipment Roundup

Yesterday, Davie located a hay wagon, sickle bar and  bailer for sale, and before I could say tomatoes, we were off to buy them. After taking a few pictures of the new equipment, I decided to make a post about … Continue reading

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George’s Pigs

Here’s another post from the other side of the farm, all about, Pigs.  I love being on this end of the farm due to the sheer isolation. Looking up at the hills, there is no trace of civilization, simply trees, … Continue reading

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Thermal Batteries

Thats my nickname for this setup, “Thermal Batteries”. The barrels and smaller jugs are filled with water, and painted.  Because the jugs are painted black, they absorb the suns rays easier then other colored jugs. This allows them to take … Continue reading

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The Greenhouse In Winter

It took all summer, and a lot of help to finish my new favorite building. I found some really great plastic to cover it with, called Clear Polycarbonate Sheeting. The sheeting worked so much better then I imagined, but at … Continue reading

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Brrr !

 Brrr !

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2010 Tomatoes

I’ve started six tomato plants; partly as a seed test, to ensure the seeds I’ve saved from last year will germinate, and partly to get a super early jump on the season. I plan on setting them out in the … Continue reading

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Rooting Cuttings

Seeds aren’t the only way to start new plants, another method is cloning. With cloning, you basically take the genetic material from one plant, seperate it from the donor, and encourage the cuttings to generate new roots. I have been … Continue reading

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