Month: March 2014

Homesteading

March 27, 2014

I was so proud of myself yesterday.  I taught myself how to use the router (the woodworking kind).  We needed an awning window for the greenhouse, and I am determined to make it out of materials we already have lying around.  So I found an old acrylic cabinet door (from a media stand).  I made […]

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March 24, 2014

Saturday we put up the gates on the deer fence. Before we did, the chickens got into the garden and were pulling up our onions. They can’t get in now. We also added some extra corner supports and a guy wire for the gate opening. Our two weeping willow trees came in and were planted […]

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March 17, 2014

Today we learned how to test a battery to see if it was good. The fellow at Big Boyz in Siler City loaned us his battery load tester so we could find out which one of our golf cart batteries was a problem. Since they were all registering at over 6 volts with our multi-meter, […]

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March 16, 2014

Well, we have replanted the seedlings that got fried. We finished the bottom 4 ft. of the deer fence around the growing area. We also planted 7 rows of potatoes, 3 rows of onions (red and white), a row of broccoli, and a row of carrots, lettuce and kale together. These are 75 foot rows. […]

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March 12, 2014

Beginning a farm, what a challenge! So yesterday we discovered our newly finished greenhouse was not vented enough after it fried most of our seedlings when we were gone to work. Such a shame. We discussed this morning the events, as well as our time constraints and have concluded that next year might be a […]

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March 5, 2014

Winter is a great time for things like studying, workshops and new infrastructure. Last week I went to a workshop on Cut Flower Production in hopes to use flowers for diversification and to spruce up the Farmer’s Market table (not to mention the farm.) This week I am going to a Fresh Produce Safety Workshop. […]

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March 3, 2014

The weekend was great! Nice warm weather so we were able to get outside and work on the corner posts for the growing area fence on Saturday. We added the cross pieces and John did a wonderful piece over the walk-in gate that looks like a Lincoln log. Sunday afternoon it was again a nice […]

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