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On the fence about fencing

On the fence about fencing

There are a few things about farming that intimidate me and fencing is one of them. I think it’s the diverse variety of strong opinions about how it should be done coupled with me having no experience to be able to sift through these opinions. […]

the coop scoop

the coop scoop

I know, the title makes it sound like there’s scandal in the hen house. Not really. I just thought it sounded cute. Our chickens roam the grounds and honestly, their chicken-y ways crack me up. They’re always clucking and cooing and ruffling their feathers. Come […]

Moving Sparkles II and Louie III

Moving Sparkles II and Louie III

It’s times like these that I wish I had gone to 4-H and learned the “proper” way to handle cattle. And then spent the time breaking them to halter. This year’s Jersey steers are off to a good start and I wanted to move them […]

go fetch!

go fetch!

Paddie & Slipper play fetch with their favourite human, Dave. Happy times are here again now that the snow has melted.  

Classic overprune? I hope not.

Classic overprune? I hope not.

I know it has been at least 5 years since our orchard has been pruned. And possibly much longer. We have a plum tree that is 30 feet tall. It’s built like a poplar and has never fruited. The apple trees are inconsistent producers, are […]

a walk down the lane

a walk down the lane

I think it’s safe to say we’ve skipped spring and jumped feet first into summer. It was hot today. So hot, that before dinner, we decided a walk down the lane was in order to let the cooling breeze wrap itself around us. We enjoyed […]