Monthly Archives: September 2014

Another Saturday At The Ness Farm

This last weekend Patti, Phoebe and I went out to the Ness farm to finish picking nearly all of the popcorn, and see what else could be gleaned from the field. Phoebe and Patti husked it all just to reduce … Continue reading

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Grunt’s Autumn Red Popcorn

For those lucky enough to know him, Grunt was a one farm seed bank, seed saver, and crop breeder in Canada, just north of the Idaho panhandle.  I speak of him in the past-tense, because he is.  Shortly before his … Continue reading

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Baby Vi C. Mochata

In an absolutely shitty year for winter squash, where cold, wet, rot, and squash bugs ruled the gardens, this squash, and only this squash, did well for us. This is one I bred, and then named after Violet was born, … Continue reading

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A Cute Flying Squirrel, And Not So Cute Fuzzy Tailed Tree Rats

I declared war on the grey squirrels yesterday.  Not the flying squirrels.  But one which died in unknown circumstances was a curiosity for the kids today.  They had never seen one up close before. These guys are really amazing.  Chinchilla-like … Continue reading

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Fall, School & First Frost

So a lot has happened since I last posted.   Phoebe hit the 8th anniversary of her birth.  I took her out for coffee and a cherry tart before anyone else was awake. We have had a less than ideal growing … Continue reading

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