6.16.2012 Surprises everywhere

This morning, I rushed through my chores, which now include watering the 105 by hand because the irrigation system is a generalist and the root systems of the 105 are pathetic and mostly non-functional.   I skipped working the horses.  I … Continue reading

4.5.2011 Farm Stuff you won’t find in farming books

In case you wondered, a farm auction is an all day endurance event. No matter what the signs say. Forget your dreams of a snagging a great deal by noon and getting back to the farm with your prize with … Continue reading

10.31.2010 Working for peanuts

So many things! The weather forecasters said “freeze warning” Friday night and even though we’re a full two weeks past our average first frost date here, I’ll admit it caught me a little by surprise. What had been a low … Continue reading