Author Archives: Tom

Potting Up Hops & Replacing Trees

Thursday through Sunday.  Working on things for the future.  That shot is my hand, after repeated handwashings in scalding hot water with lots of soap.  <sigh>  That is as good as it is going to get for a while. It … Continue reading

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The World Is waking Up

Springtime finally really feels like it is here.  Fun project for Patti and the kids has been hatching eggs to help the Adickes Farm ( http://pastureadickes.com/ ) increase the size of their laying flock. Days 21 & 22 were fun … Continue reading

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The Time Between Times

I am in a bit of a holding pattern.  Doing little things without having big projects yet, because that time is coming.  At some point.  If it was warming up faster, I might feel behind, but at the same time … Continue reading

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First Time Back On The Property-updated

For the first trip up to the property, I just took Claire.  We would have rather all gone, but between work back here, the logistics of coordinating the whole family on a trip, the cold (still winter here) in regards … Continue reading

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Saving Trees/Regrafting

So for those of you that follow the things we do, I had an earlier post on damage from rabbits in our backyard this winter.  It was a first for me here.  They have typically ended up as cat or … Continue reading

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Pruning The Big Apple Tree

Has been three years since I pruned the tree really, and not as heavily, ever, as I should have been doing.  Also had not been physically up to doing what needed to be done.  Today though, I felt pretty good.  … Continue reading

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Second Run

This is what I came home to.  Every bucket within a few inches of the top. They are bleeding faster than the spiles can direct the sap into the buckets. The early run we had gave us just over 3 … Continue reading

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Continuing Class: Chip Bud Grafting

Last summer, we not only planted a lot of fruit trees;  we also worked at making a lot more.  see http://threedaughtersfarm.com/wp/?p=8115 Today was a continuation of that project. Unlike the dozen in my yard that got eaten by rabbits (and … Continue reading

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Trees Are Running!

Our extended forecast looks good.  Highs in the mid 30s to 40s, with night time temps dipping below freezing.  Right now it is 44 degrees and all 4 taps we have in are running well.  They had just started up … Continue reading

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Holding Patterns

This is one of those between times in the year.  It is a bit too early to be starting much in the way of tomatoes or peppers.  It is also early to be gathering maple sap, but the buckets had … Continue reading

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