Category Archives: Biodiversity

Planning for Post Fire Cleanup and Looking Ahead in General

The sun is getting stronger.  It was cold yesterday, but we’ve had enough melting so that we could get a better look at what was left after the fire and to see what how far the fire actually extended from … Continue reading

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Unseasonably Warm January Day

Yesterday was unseasonably warm for Wisconsin in January.   We chose Saturday instead of Sunday for our farm day because of it.  Today, we woke up to single digit temperatures.  Fahrenheit, in case there is any question about that. After breaking … Continue reading

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2012 Wrap Up, Looking Forward to 2013 and Beyond

2012 is the year I almost killed the blog.  On my fourth and last post of the year, we were looking forward to a great year of gardening.  Things went well early on.  I remember scraping lots of mud off … Continue reading

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Mid-April Update, Runaway Spring

We didn’t have much of a winter this year.  Spring showed up early, fast and really hot for a while before getting a little normal.  We didn’t have much snow this year and then we had a week in March … Continue reading

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Winter isn’t really happening much…and a barn cat!

This seems like the winter that just won’t materialize.  Sure we’ve had a little snow, but the temperatures have been way above normal.  Unlike last year when there were a couple of months that we could barely get into the … Continue reading

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And a Porcupine in an Oak Tree

After a break from the buckthorn project during the gun deer season, and with unseasonably warm weather at the beginning of December, we returned to buckthorn cutting.  We have some really big piles of cut buckthorn now and hope to … Continue reading

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The Buckthorn Wars

The first time we ever walked the property before we bought it, part of the trail toward the back was nearly impassable. Horrible, spiny invasive weeds like buckthorn and multiflora rose, both brought to this country from Europe and Asia, … Continue reading

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