Monthly Archives: February 2011

Tomato Season

The tomato season has started.  Over the weekend I started 225 tomato plants in my green room.  I have the seeds on seed mats in organic potting soil.  I  laid out Black Cow processed cow manure on the rows in … Continue reading

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Post Position

I completed moving the locust posts into position alongside the rows in the apple orchard.  I hope to drive all these posts as the main supports for the apple trellis.  I moved some last week but had to wait for … Continue reading

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Maples Off and Running

I was down at Ivan’s Sugar Shack watching the maple water entering the holding tank.  The trees started running in earnest a couple days of go and the miles of tubing used to link the trees to the tank are … Continue reading

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Posting Up

280 eight foot locust posts and 240 ten foot oak 3 x 3’s sit piled at the garden gate. They all need to get on up the mountain. I hope to drive some of the posts before planting the apple … Continue reading

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Bee Delay

I never did get to check on the bees on Friday. The winds came up as they often do in the Highlands and the temps did not get above 55. No need to risk a nice tight cluster for my … Continue reading

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We Like

My supplier for organic seeds is High Mowing Organic Seeds in Wolcott, Vermont. They only offer organic seeds and they have great selection. They are at www.highmowingseeds.com. My supplier for fruit trees is Adams County Nursery in Aspers, Pennsylvania. We … Continue reading

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A Calf Is Born In the Country

This is the time of the year when calves are born here in the Blue Grass Valley.  These calves will grow and mature for 16-18 months before heading to market.  For now, they lay in the pasture next to their … Continue reading

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Seeds Are In the Mail

I just completed my seed order last week from High Mowing Organic Seeds.  I am excited for some new tomatoes and peppers varieties I will try this year.  Waiting on the mail lady and once she brings them, let the … Continue reading

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Honey Check

My five hives of bees have been on their own throughout the winter.  My mentor does not want me to open the hives to check on them until I get 55-60 degrees.  Tomorrow we expect 58 degrees and I’m going … Continue reading

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Apple Prep

The snow has melted and the top 4 inches of soil has thawed in the apple rows.  I have started to take up the trellis posts and supports.  The road up is getting pretty muddy so I will have hold … Continue reading

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