Monthly Archives: May 2012

Harvest and Weed over Memorial Day Weekend

Hi, It’s me again – The Wife – but now I have my own account;) Yesterday we weeded and harvested.  I now have a ton of red onions and some beets.   The Harvest The Garden The garden looked pretty … Continue reading

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bee update

Last weekend I wanted to do a thorough hive inspection on the five hives and to make sure I really checked the three new hives well. I stopped by the three new hives as I drove in on Saturday and … Continue reading

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converging thoughts – conclusion

And now for the “so what do I want to do with these thoughts”. I have a farm and I have resources.  I may not have time for a full time second job, but I think I have an idea … Continue reading

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harvest, weeding, planting

Hi, This is the wife. By some last minute changes in weekend plans, I find myself enjoying a quiet morning at the farm without kids. The hubby is out feeding the bees after having some coffee and sugar cake. I’ve … Continue reading

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converging thoughts #3

Tonight I have several ideas that I want to talk about under the notion of community. This is the third pillar of my converging thoughts. My brother lent me Ferenc Mate’s third book on Tuscany, “The Wisdom of Tuscany” last … Continue reading

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converging thoughts #2

Ok, let me cut immediately to the chase, the premium/boutique products that I am imagining selling to the 1% ers are food and drink based. The first company that I started was funded by a media company and the main … Continue reading

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converging thoughts #1

Since I started on the journey to understand the concepts of sustainability and self-sufficiency, several ideas from my reading and the experiences at the farm have been accumulating in my head.  I am almost at a point where I can … Continue reading

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mulch, weeds and

An update on the bees. Last fall Dad got it into his mind that he wanted to hire a tree service to clean up the line of cedars along the driveway. He, and sometimes I, had been working on cleaning … Continue reading

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irrigation installed

And some comments on the bees… I slipped up last Thursday after work with the goal of getting the drip system functional. The forecast was for hot dry weather and the young plants needed the moisture. Recall last weekend, I had … Continue reading

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nucleus beehives #2

I got back to the farm late afternoon on Monday. My intent was to get the drip system work completed and have it set up on auto water. It was slated to get really hot towards the end of the … Continue reading

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