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The chickens

The chickens

To biuld a nice loking coop means starting right from the foundatioon. We removed all the top soil exposing the clayi & gravel subsoil. Reusing triple 2 x 6 presure treated skids we soon were nailing walls.We stood the frame  up and then we were building the 6...

growing oyster mushrooms

growing oyster mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms at winter solstice are one of midwinters almost magical things. Like apples, mushrooms leave me thinking " from a tree, really! from a tree. The world around me froths with different mushrooms and I am fortunate to be able to grow some.here on mount...

Christmas morning 2022

Christmas morning 2022

Christmas morning 2022 and about four days ago I got the sniffles. We canceled our Christmas plans. I got up and made a warm fire to have coffee with. I am feeling very good, no symptoms.Kelly made bagels for our breakfast. She also provided the cream cheese, capers,...

chopping wood

chopping wood

I grew up where heating with wood was the primary way to keep a house warm. Before air-tight stoves, the amount of wood necessary was said to be equal to the height of your house. not true but a good story. The good thing is we could cut wood to long lengths then...

2021 snow walk at rr7

2021 snow walk at rr7

Snow came two weeks early this year. This video is the start of a full winter season of one blog a week. Our change this year is just beginning. All remains the same and yet our focus is changing. Keep watching and reading as the weeks slid by. Chores still remain the...

Whats happening this month?

Whats happening this month?

If your on top of your planting game, you will have already started most of your companion flowers and woody herbs indoors during the month of January. Key flowers for us, that you can start at this time of the year, are Nasturtium, Asters, Cosmos, Strawflowers and...