Monthly Archives: May 2011

Ode to Work Gloves

I like work gloves.  I like work gloves the way a lot of women like shoes.   Work gloves are a much less expensive habit.  Overall, I’ve had more fun wearing garden gloves than I’ve had wearing heels with the … Continue reading

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Saturday at the Farm in Pictures

Who knows how long these irises have been planted in the garden area at the farm?  However long, they’ve certainly survived quite the onslaught of weeds.  Tough, pretty flowers!             The garlic is growing like … Continue reading

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Raspberry and Tree Planting Weekend

Every farm weekend involves more work than we can possibly do in the allotted time.  Instead of summing up what I’d hoped we’d do and didn’t get to, I’ll start off with what we noticed when we got there.  One … Continue reading

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Meeting the Neighbors

A couple of weeks ago, we had a guy out to estimate the cost of taking down the scary, hollow, dangerous willow tree.  He showed up on time.  We chatted a bit.  We asked him not to hurt the nearby … Continue reading

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Let the Wet Prairie Restoration Begin!

Almost a year ago when we first made an appointment to look at the land, as we walked it with the real estate agent, he remarked on “how natural” the property was.   Sure the terrain was nice and the … Continue reading

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