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They Are Here

View of my latest adventure…. Honeybees _________________________________ I have to tell you about a recent conversation with my son-in-law Matt  about honeybees.  When he was younger, someone offered his dad, several bee hives full of bees…They hauled them home in … 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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Thoughts while pruning

The buds on the apple tree  starting to swell. The honk of geese,  the raucous caw of the crows. Aslan is  afoot. _____________________________________________ Notes on this poem.  I was out early this week pruning.  I have between 90 and  100 … 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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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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