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Deb P
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Greenhouse, Goat House, and Fast and Slow Chickens
The hills beyond... Steve finished insulating the back wall of the greenhouse. We want to make that back wall a thermal collector, so it will be painted black. We would like to convert this extra building, now just storing stuff, into a goat barn.  Three pe...

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Catching Up
 We have been in winter survival mode, coupled with a frustratingly slow knee rehab.   It has been a low snow winter. We actually got down to bare ground, and maple sugar season started early.  I fired up the evaporator for the first batch of syrup, but it ...

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Wish List 2016
 A BROADFORK.   There are several things we hope to acquire in 2016.  Here are a few that top my wishlist. 1. A broadfork.  This is a dandy garden tool which aerates the soil, but does not destroy its structure, like a rototiller will do. Thats important, s...

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Ending the Year as It Began
That pile of wood finally got split.  Better late than never. We tried to remember exactly what we were doing New Year's Eve last year.  We couldnt recall for sure, but one thing for certain, at least part of the day involved firewood.  Stacking, or splitti...

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First Snow
Well behind the average first snowfall date, today's snow brought a little of everything... sleet, freezing rain, snow, more sleet... so it is an icy nightmare.  Hard to plow and shovel . Its not a real pretty snow, the kind of fluffy snow that sticks to tr...

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When One of Us Is on the Disabled List.......
...some things just dont get done.  There simply isnt time for one person to do everything that usually takes two people, one of whom works full time at it. Just aint possible.  So, we prioritize.   The important things MUST get done. No matter what. Animal...

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Eggs-Fact or Fiction?
Do you know these egg facts? 1.  You have to have to have a rooster for your hens to produce eggs.   Fact or fiction? 2.  That little white squiggly thing sometimes seen in the egg means that egg is fertile.  Fact or fiction? 3. Eggs should be refrigerated ...

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Free Ranging
We moved the chickens out of the pasture and into the barn for the winter, and to make it easier for me post-knee surgery to care for them.  They dont have a big area, but they mostly only roost in there. We let them out in the morning to completely free ra...

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Last Project before Winter
The last project of the year was building a greenhouse.  Our neighbor built it for us out of reclaimed storm windows and a few sliding glass doors.   It went way over budget because this neighbor is a stickler for things being built to last, and the design ...

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Goats, Winter Quarters
So today, Steve moved the goats into the big barn, where they will spend the winter.  This makes it more convenient for us, because we can drop hay from the loft directly into their stall, instead of lugging it from here over to the goat shed, plus the new ...
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