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Sarah Moore
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Starting seeds - and what faith means to a skeptic
Grr why do I dislike starting seeds so much? I love them after they sprout. But I hate pushing them down into the wet soil. I don't enjoy getting my nails dirty and watching my little soil blocks crumble, so unlike what they are supposed to do. I am terribl...

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Night visitor to the farm
Some time around 2:00 am, I woke up to a strange shrill night time sound. We live across the street from a park, and once in a while there are noises - peels of music, the sound of brakes or fireworks, youthful cries of exuberance. This was none of the usua...

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Going to try keeping the blog in operation, one more time

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A perfect hour on the farm
 Last week I hit a sort of low point in the garden. The apples were all pruned, and huge chunks of bare, goat-gnawed branches littered the tall orchard grass where dandilions were going to seed. The neighbors' least valuable toys and soccer balls would get ...

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Thoughts while falling asleep
This is not a farming story per se, but it started with a rooster crow in the middle of the night. Midnight is not a usual time for a rooster to crow, and we have had a raccoon in the neighborhood lately, so I was awake immediately and ran down to check on ...

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Crimson Clover - an ode and tribute
It’s already October - the main harvest is over And the rain’s a harsh lover when soil is uncovered Will erosion take over? Can the weeds all get smothered? It’s time to discover, my one favorite cover: Crimson Clover, Over and Over When the long stems of b...

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Goodbye Cosmo
We are very sad to announce that Cosmo, the rooster, is gone. Cosmo joined Several Gardens Farm as a young rooster back in 2003, as part of a group of bantam chickens given to us by neighborhood children. We did not know his age at the time, but we estimate...

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Lawn to garden conversion - starting our first s
I can now say with confidence, our front yard is starting to happen. Last fall we cut up the sod, stacked it into rows to form gentle terraces in the hillside, and mulched with shredded cardboard, burlap and wood chips. We planted trees in the spring, and I...

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A complicated goat season at Several Gardens Farm
This post has some sad and some happy parts, and some very graphic birth parts. Last November, we brought Meggie and Lightning to breed with two bucks, and last week was their due date. Lightning's story  Lightning was due during Spring break. This would gi...

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The Family Chocolate Cake (by Noah)
     As many friends of our family know but most of our readers don't, our family has a recipe for a very delicious chocolate cake that my dad and I like but my mom has grown very tired of because we wan't it for every single birthday of ours. Yah it is tha...
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