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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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Sunset

Sunset Christmas Day 2016  

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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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Grounded

Picture taken yesterday of my son John with his son Owen watching my dad pick corn.  October 5, 2016  DM

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Texture

Picture of our Honey crisp apples I stopped by our self serve apple wagon an hour ago to check on sales… One of the honey crisp that had a blemish in it, so I removed it from the cooler and … Continue reading

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Tough Times.. A Muse

  The following story comes from the June/July 2016¬†¬†issue of Our Iowa. ¬†It is a magazine “written by Iowans for all who love Iowa.” ¬†DM ________________________ Molly Nichols who now lives in Wray, ¬†Colorado, tells about growing up on a … Continue reading

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