Category Archives: self sufficient

Wild Child

My apologies to those of you that have already read this.¬† I thought this morning, it really belongs on the farm blog, so there you go. ūüėČ ____________________________________ Yesterday I made my third batch of ‚ÄúWild Child.‚ÄĚ What in the … Continue reading

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Ten things to keep in mind when starting a small orchard in Iowa

I met with a young man this afternoon who wants to plant 100 apple trees on his acreage.¬† I invited him to our property¬† this afternoon to go over some basics. I knew I could pass onto him in 30 … Continue reading

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Timber

Stand of timber just west of my parents by my buddy Jim’s __________________________________________________________ Wood heat. I grew up with it. My parents still heat their¬† farmhouse with wood,¬† and dad is 84. I love wood heat. I love everything that … Continue reading

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Wildness

Spent an hour and 1/2 moving wood chips with my brother’s skid loader yesterday. We had a thunderstorm sometime in the middle of the¬†night. ¬†I vaguely remember stumbling out of bed and unplugging the computer. ¬†Even with a surge protector … Continue reading

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Back To Eden

Eden: ¬†Paradise The garden where according to the ¬†account in Genesis Adam and Eve first lived ¬† A place of pristine or abundant natural beauty.   The scent of ¬†freshly ground wood chips is still on my fingers. I stumbled … Continue reading

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Taste A Little Of The Summer

Stumbled across this song for the first time this morning. ¬†Let me know what you think…DM

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Spring Potato Harvest

Last year it happened by accident. This year I did it on purpose. I left some of our potato crop in the ground over the winter under heavy mulch. Some of the potatoes¬† turned to mush and some of them … Continue reading

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