Tomorrow (8/27) we are hosting a Farm Tour sponsored by the Ashtabula Local Food Council here at the farm. Come by and check out just exactly what this place looks like. It looks very different than it has for a while (if ever). The chickens sure love it. At the base of the big Red Oaks […]Read More Farm Tour 8/27 (tomorrow!)
Tuesday was a big big day. There were 6 people, a dog, 2 goats and most every single chicken at some point helping out. The 4 leggers and the birds mostly just crapped on things and knocked stuff over. Like normal. My hat in hand, I must thank Stephanie and John from Red Beet Row, […]Read More Mud floor gets a leg up
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 […]Read More point and laugh
After 4 long years, the end is in sight. It’s been a long road and a long time coming since we (I) decided that there needed to be a little building with a greenhouse attached to it up on the top of the hill, maybe around that weird old cracked slab that is there. Just […]Read More The Seed House
Although we still have cold temperatures ahead, it’s clear that spring is upon us. I have seen turkey vultures, geese, bald eagles, and robins. I have seen the tips of crocuses poking through the snow. The maple sap is running slowly but surely. What signs of spring have you seen? Please join us as we […]Read More Spring Events
still grinding away at things here. this week we have a house guest who is more than a little willing to get his hands (and feet) dirty for the cause. with his help, we have gotten the base layer of the Rocket Stove with Thermal Mass Bench started. it’s coming along well we’ve mixed up […]Read More the bench is born
well, we finally got it plastered. not 100% finished and done yet, but we got the plaster “brown coat” on the entire exterior of the structure. and let me tell you not a minute too soon. Chance of “snowy mix” tomorrow. anyway, here are our latest images next step is closing in the greenhouse and […]Read More the Seedhouse has its winter coat on!!!
In late 2011, Charles and I began the construction of a timber-framed straw bale green house that will have a hoop house attached. Mostly I helped dig the drainage ditch for the foundation, which will drain into a bioswale. The green house will increase our capacity to grow vegetables, at-risk medicinal plants, and other important medicinal plants. […]Read More Building a Straw Bale Green House