Category Archives: Gardening

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

Posted in Gardening, Photos | Comments Off on The World Is waking Up

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

Posted in Gardening, Photos | Comments Off on The Time Between Times

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

Posted in Gardening, Photos | Comments Off on Pruning The Big Apple Tree

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

Posted in Food, Harvest, Processing | Comments Off on Second Run

Corn Flour (Red Speckled)

I have been asked what we do with all the corn we grow.  Well, the popcorn is pretty self explanatory, as is the sweet corn, but when you tell people you primarily grow flour corns, you get an odd look … Continue reading

Posted in Corn, Food, Photos, Processing, Storing | Comments Off on Corn Flour (Red Speckled)

For Holly: Saving Grape Vine Prunings To Start New Vines

So a friend of mine asked, after the last posting, for me to do a more detailed post in regards to what I do to propagate grape vines. Step 1:  You need wood that is approximately the width of a … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Photos | Comments Off on For Holly: Saving Grape Vine Prunings To Start New Vines

Pruning Grapes & Damn Rabbits

We are in a January thaw, with no more extreme weather expected, so I thought today would be a good day to head into the back yard and prune the Bluebell and Swenson Seedless grape vines. The first photo is … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Photos | Comments Off on Pruning Grapes & Damn Rabbits

Wrapping Things Up

The year is drawing to a close.  There is finishing work to be done on things, but all the big things, that are going to get done, are done. Since the last post I showed friends how to cut up … Continue reading

Posted in Corn, Food, Harvest, Hunting & Fishing, Pets, Photos, Processing, Storing | Comments Off on Wrapping Things Up

Tree Work & Squash Processing at the Adickes Farm

Home stretch for working on the grafted trees.  There are 95 at the Adickes farm, and while I know that not all will be successful, I do not want any of the trees there to get girdled either.  Not sure … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Gardening, Photos, Processing, Storing | Comments Off on Tree Work & Squash Processing at the Adickes Farm

Harvesting With My Birthday Girl

So Claire turns the magic dozen tomorrow. She made a quick run with me out to the Adickes farm to cut the rest of the sunflowers, get them on racks in the greenhouse, as well as pick another bushel of … Continue reading

Posted in Chickens, Food, Gardening, Photos, Squash | Comments Off on Harvesting With My Birthday Girl