May 2016

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Sainfoin as a Dry land Forage

Last year when we planted sainfoin I thought we’d have four foot tall greenery in no time. That didn’t happen. Still, I’m finding sainfoin to be a fascinating plant. We heavily planted on 4 acres but I threw seeds everywhere. They are in the Kraters, berms, cider orchard and randomly about. The interesting thing about

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Varieties in the Orchard

I thought some might be interested in what varieties we currently have growing and my opinions of some of them. It is a long list. I’m somewhat eclectic. I do enjoy buying everything and seeing what flourishes. So prepare yourself some coffee as this is going to be a long one. Apple Trees Stark┬« Lodi

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Eggtastic Tuesday- The Perfect Buttermilk Omelet

Piggybacking on my last egg-periment we made delicious omelets for breakfast. I have a preference for more Mexican flavors, hence the onions, olives and such. Any omelet filling could be used though. The Perfect Buttermilk Omelet Ingredients: 4 eggs ┬╝ large onion 2 garlic cloves 1 green onion 1 Tablespoon buttermilk Olives Salt and Pepper

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Eggtastic Tuesday- The Fluffiest Scrambled Eggs

The key to fluffy scrambled eggs is a simple one, air. The more air you can get in your eggs the fluffier they will be. Now, I do not claim to be an expert whisker but I’ve whisked plenty of things in my life. I whisked and whisked the eggs but I can’t beat the

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Gleying a pond with pigs

What is “gley” exactly? According to Merriam-Webster gley means: a sticky clay soil or soil layer formed under the surface of some waterlogged soils. In essence I am using my pigs to seal a pond for me. Their manure and weight will tamp and coat the soil to keep the water in. It hasn’t been