Homestead

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Sainfoin, a perspective

We are three years into our sainfoin experiment. The 5 acres directly behind our house is where the former owners kept their horses contained the most. It was highly compacted and had almost 0 vegetation. The sainfoin we planted here is doing well. (pictured above) It’s getting taller and it has been self seeding. It

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Farm Scenes

Sometimes there are no words. Pictures are all that I have. There is so much I have not accomplished. So many things yet to be done. In these times of chaos it waters my soul to settle for a minute and photograph what has been done. The beauty that surrounds me but that I don’t

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American Guinea Hogs for the farm

I am excited to announce we have a breeding pair of American Guinea Hogs chomping away on grass as we speak. Joey is a 7 month old boar. He was calmly walking around the pasture when we first saw him. Meanwhile his brothers were madly humping each other. We picked the calm one. He doesn’t

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Installing Bees- 2017

We built two top barrel beehives many years ago. I’ve been trying to attract a swarm of bees ever since. http://peacockorchard.com/2015/07/16/top-bar-bee-hive-construction/ I have finally called it quits and bought a package of bees. Whooo, nerve wracking. I picked the bees up in their lovely little box. I believed myself fully prepared to install the hive.

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What a growing season this has been. Dry, windy, hot, miserable. On top of that we had major tractor problems. Still kind of do. I wasn’t able to put the finishing touches on the completed Kraters as the battery is dead on the excavator AGAIN. Uh oh, Husband hadn’t been told of that before this

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Sometimes life is a series of unfortunate incidents. Somehow that seems to be our life more often than not. I often laugh such things off. Who else could these incredibly crazy things happen to all the time but us. The excavator wouldn’t start and we concluded it was a dead battery. It took days to