Category Archives: Invasive Weeds

Fire Wood and New Things in the Kitchen

We left for the farm after breakfast this morning, but earlier than we’ve managed to leave in a while.  We drove up to the cable across the driveway, I twisted the lock to the right combination of letters and it … 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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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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Apples, Potatoes and Leeks, Oh My!

For a couple of weeks, now, the apples have really been ripening.  Two weeks ago, we took a week off to have a 25 mile kayak camping trip and we came back to buckets and buckets of windfall apples.  Too … Continue reading

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17 Miles of Wisconsin River

Yesterday we got out kayaking for the first time this year.  Seems late, but with all the time we’ve been spending at the farm working on weekends, we haven’t even purchased State Park stickers.  I tried yesterday on the way … 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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