“She thinks I’m rash”

This afternoon I went out back and cleaned up some fire wood we didn’t burn making syrup this year and ended up putting a scratch coat of cob on the cooker. Leah noted this evening that it’s almost impossible to get anyone to help with things around here if I don’t let anyone else know […]

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WHEN RACCOONS ATTACK!!!

Sorry, that is an almost baseless accusation. I don’t know for sure that it was a raccoon that was trying to dig its way under/in to the barn doors. This has proved to be an exercise in futility in any case. But I do know that if the doors weren’t as well built and/or closed […]

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point and laugh

Drove home from Hogle’s pond with the first load bundled on the roof of my car. What a hoot. When I got to the stop sign at the bottom of the hill I heard a strange keening warble coming from outside the car. Upon scanning my immediate environment, I discovered 3 young children in the […]

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Seedhouse shed

Just because I’m not writing things, doesn’t mean things have stopped around the farm. Things never stop around here, even though I might occasionally want that. Once Viann turned 2 weeks old, I started separating her from Ann overnight allowing Ann’s milk to accumulate for our consumption. Pretty much why she is here after all. […]

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I’m not shaving a horse

Trying out this slideshow thing. Quite a day. I’ve been thinking and looking at shaving horses since the comment in my last post brought it up. Wether it helps or not remains to be seen. I made it from Locust I just cut. First was splitting the seat. Haven’t done that in 25 years. Getting […]

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And now for something

Leah snuck up behind me and took this picture yesterday. Why am I still wearing ear muffs? Is the sound of the draw knife too much? I did all that you see laying there just before this pic was taken. What you see is the parts to the frame that will be a small shed […]

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BABY GOAT and dirt lasagna

I’ll just start it off with a picture of our new girl. It’s been a busy day for me. I tend to get up before the sun now. I really can’t tell why. Even when I’m not asleep by 10:00 pm, I’m up early. Today was no different. What is different about today is that […]

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Syrupocalypse

Just throwing this one out there really quick. DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE ,TURN YOUR BACK ON BOILING SYRUP. especially at night, cooking with small sticks and a friend in from out of town. I lost a lot of syrup last night when this happened. Not all of it. The pot contained everything I’ve cooked […]

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Plugging away

  The work goes in the barn.  I’ve been making Floor Lasagna. Instead of a pan, I’ve dug down to the native soil under the addition. On this I’ve laid a layer of heavy black plastic. Then in successive layers, either tamped clay soil or cement, all Tetrised together.  It’s hard work regardless. Each bit […]

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