The hens have been wildly productive lately, especially since I switched to a natural, fresher feed from J B Hullah, a local, independent feed store in Tiffany, an unincorporated little hamlet a few miles from here. I’ve been collecting 18-20 eggs from 26 hens every day since late March. As of this writing, I haveContinue reading “SO many eggs”
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We had rather thick, early morning fog for a few consecutive days earlier this week. Since it was below freezing, it formed a white rime covering all the trees and cold surfaces. It’s pretty. More or less. I miss working outside. Winter put a stop to my fencing, shed building, wire pile removal, and otherContinue reading “Winter Beauty”
Ginseng Planted on Steep Slope
Ginseng planting is done. In beautiful, unseasonably warm November weather! I sowed a pound of seed in various spots on north and east facing slopes with seemingly sufficient shade around the woods, including this steep slope, and marked the rows with flags and high visibility tape — so I can find them later! It willContinue reading “Ginseng Planted on Steep Slope”
Must admit to an inordinate affection for fire. Intended to plant ginseng seeds in the woods today, but there’s all this unwanted brush from scrubby bushes and felled little trees. And a windy, sunny day. So this is what’s happening.
Scootch Got a Snake!
It’s a tiny snake, but a bona fide snake. Good job, Scootch.
Small Calm Farm
Small Calm Farm Welcome. I am retreating to the peace and solitude of the country — 12.77 acres between Beloit and Janesville, Wisconsin. This is a HUGE change. SO much to LEARN. So much to DO. I’ll document and share the many changes here. It should be quite the late life adventure. I don’t haveContinue reading “Small Calm Farm”