Month: February 2014

Homesteading

February 28, 2014

This has been a great week!  While it has been cooler in the mornings, it has warmed up in the afternoons (when I am available to do farm work after my other job).  This week has been all about “a little from here makes a little for there” per one of my favorite books to […]

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Homesteading

February 19, 2014

Our Power panel for our photovoltaic system arrived today.  I have been researching a grain mill, both for grinding flour and cracking grain for brewing.  Looks like all arrows point to the Family Grain Mill.  I pruned the muscadine grapes and put cuttings in water for rooting. I lifted the blueberry plants as they had […]

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Homesteading

February 17, 2014

On 2/2/2014 we planted (indoors) broccoli, early jersey cabbage and red cabbage. On 2/10/2014 the broccoli and early jersey cabbage is up, still no red cabbage.  We planted (indoors) Florence Fennel, Cumin, Kale, Blue Breadseed poppies, Jalapeno peppers (Saved Seeds – SS), Ancho Peppers, Bell Peppers SS, Cayenne Peppers SS, Silver Fir Tree Tomatoes (read […]

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Homesteading

February 3, 2014

We think we have most of the farm infrastructure in place.  We are finishing the greenhouse, we are finishing the fence around the growing area (so the deer won’t eat everything), and we are finishing the rebar and bird netting around our fruit and nut trees (mainly, again, because of the deer).  We are planning […]

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