Keeping warm

  Yesterday was the spring equinox. It was 20 degrees last night. Even though it may not feel like spring, we have to make sure our little baby plants don’t know that. This is where our inventive heating system comes in. The farmhouse has the luxury of a powerful wood stove and plenty of local...
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IT IS ON

i was away for just under 2 weeks and I returned to some serious changes…  Many new beds established, greenhouse is full of soil blocks, solar array is complete, huge stacks of new lumber drying, and on and on.   Just a few of the sights are below.  will take more pix tomorrow
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solar panel ground mount posts

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cutting trees, making firewood, heat & room for solar – year 2

Last winter we cut a lot of trees to open up space for more planting.  This wood has been drying for the last year. This fall we installed a huge wood burning stove in the ground floor apt.  This is where full time residents of the farm live and this is also where we will...
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Storm damage 3 months out

The storm that hit right before halloween this year knocked down numerous trees and countless branches. This is what is stil out in the field – i do not exaggerate when i say that all the grass you see in this field was covered with limbs.  we have been steadily picking away at it and are many...
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noble goods

christopher and molly were here this weekend.  all around the house little things magically happened.  a curtain rod was moved,  insightful observation were offered, many many foto shoots were staged with ease. chris is following his vision to create the title of this post.  do check out the creative detailing on his site. one of...
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Passive Greenhouse

This holiday weekend i spent with family as well as reading, writing, and calculating a ton to submit a proposal for a conservation innovation grant.  i did not go thru the proper channels but hoping for the best.  here is the proverbial napkin.
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freezer hacking and farm coolers

ok, so i did not find some old freezer for free on the corner, but we successfully completed the ubiquitous freezer hack. we want to be able to store a large quantity of veggies in a fridge that cools things quickly.  why? in order to deliver great veggies you want to cool them down as...
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