2015

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That one time we put security cameras in the barn......

I am happy to announce we are getting eggs from our chickens once again. Even happier to announce that being home means I’m able to collect the eggs before they freeze, most of the time. This was not always the case, however. We had egg eating. Lots of egg eating. I wasn’t able to figure

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I rode a pig today and I wouldn’t recommend it. Pigs are big and strong and can scream really really loud. I’m not sure who was more upset about the situation, me or the pig. The pig probably, I was decently amused I admit. So there I was hunched over pouring 3 gallons of warm

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Wine:           Valcolomba Merlot 2012          $6.99 Description: [from back of bottle] made from merlot grapes grown on dry farmed vineyards in the Maremma region. The Mediterranean climate gives this wine the intense bouquet, depth and softness typical of the coastal Maremma region. Cheese: Bellavitano Merlot Cheese Description: [From cheese makers website]By wedding this rich, creamy

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Kitchen Remodel Stage 2- In the bathroom

I am officially unemployed. How terrifying. I’m keeping busy though. I have a kitchen to remodel and I’m getting right to it. Unfortunately this kitchen remodel comes with a bathroom remodel. The only available wall to move the fridge to requires that the fridge be sunk into the space so as not to obstruct flow.

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Yes, another picture post of our snow harvesting. The snow was deep. About 8 inches. The kids really loved it. Mostly I was totally impressed with my snow collection though. That’s a 3 foot deep krater filled to the top. And the swales are even with the berms. So about 3 feet of snow collection

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How to grow pear trees from seed

Last winter I had a good attempt at growing apple trees from seed. I actually did a pretty good job until summer, when I no longer watered my tree seedlings and they all died. This time around I will have more time and hopefully will not repeat my mistakes. I’ve found the hardest part is