A Way to Live
Located in Eugene
Last update: May 26th, 2013 at 02:58 pm
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life on one acre
Here we have April at the top and May at the bottom. Spring has sprung.
I don't do much with ornamentals, preferring to think of our food plants as the beautiful ones. But I'm having over some folks (yes, you're invited) Saturday afternoon in honor of my 64th birthday (Beatles will be playing in the backgro
It's time to add mulch to the shade bed. But the greens here are a third planting, still pretty small stuff. Risa doesn't like to work hard, or bend over much, so she covers the little plants with inverted pots, handling the pots with a pair of tongs.
Many neighbors set out tomatoes last week and the destruction wreaked among those by the unexpectedly heavy freeze is awful to behold. If I had known, I might have planted far more starts and had some to give away. Might anyhow.
Almost May! Frost this morning, expecting 80s later in the week.
The term "ethics" -- along
... new posts are hard to come by. So it goes.
After coffee and breakfast, Risa lets the poultry out, checks their food and water, collects duck eggs, and waters the flats in the "greenhouse" (potting shed with glass south wall).
Break time, that is
When the daffodils bloom, Risa plants potatoes. Our straw-grown spuds have produced progressively smaller crops of progressively smaller potatoes over the last half decade, so this year, we're experimenting with traditional rows of hilled spuds. A bed has been dedicated to this, so that's 15
Another repost while Risa recovers from the flu she picked up in Calif. :)
Risa is in Southern California assisting in yet another family emergency. The farm is in good hands. Here is a little repost for y'all. Yes, it's all reposts right now ...A lot of bloggers in Risa's circle, and Risa will admit she falls into this category, are like passengers on
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Bit of a repost.
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A repost ...
A repost that may be timely for some.The target audience for this post is that downwardly mobile demographic formerly known as "middle class Americans." Many people in other places or circumstances alread
Spring planting at Stony Run Farm. We use our own saved seed and/or buy organic, non-GMO seeds from Fedco or Territorial and sometimes buy overrun plants from a friend who has an organic starts business. We have never used commercial pesticides or herbicides. We mix up plantings (polyculture
Trying out making a "book trailer" for one of my earlier books, a journal of a hypothetical year here at Stony Run Farm. Viewing Jasper Mountain was assembled about 2003 from blog posts dating as far back as 1996, hence the references to record rainfall and flooding.
Here it is December and we
For winter use, to save on uitilities, or in a short (or long) emergency. Cooking, baking, roasting, steaming, dish water, even bath water. And don't forget to use it to warm up your bean-bag neck warmer!