Monthly Archives: April 2012

dinner at the farm

Remember my comments about the secrets behind the appeal of the books by Mayes, Mate and Mayle? One of them is to share the fun of food and fellowship. Well, here goes an attempt at that. Last Saturday one of … Continue reading

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irrigation tips

Jeff Banks, the author of the original paper where I got idea for the drip system, and I have been corresponding on my sludge issue. I am going to include the chronology of the discussion here. I think there are … Continue reading

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The farmhouse was built in 1877, we understand from the previous owners, who had restored the house. It is a fairly typical style house from the period, “2 up, 2 down”. In the main house there is an entry way … Continue reading

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irrigation 2012

Hmm, I think I may have figured out another reason the muse has been a bit silent.  The older son started middle school this year.  That has led to 5:30am alarms to get him off to school.  Sort of puts … Continue reading

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garden 2012

Saturday was a beautiful, and occasionally, hot day at the farm. After a filling breakfast at the farm, the kids and I headed to the Durham Farmer’s Market to buy tomato plants. This is the first time I had been … Continue reading

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wine around the year

Wine at the farm can be a good thing, maybe best consumed after you are done playing with the power tools . I have come to realize that warm mulled wine in the cool months and chilled sangria in the … Continue reading

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the bees, spring 2012

From the few readers I have, I do seem to get the most interest in the bees.  So now with the muse working in my favor, I should address the status of the bees first. As you may recall last … Continue reading

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my lost muse

Last I posted was my version of the Christmas letter and before that was a post on Dad’s induction to the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame.  It has been a long dry patch of contributing to the blog. I don’t … Continue reading

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