Category Archives: The Homestead

Homestead Update – April 2014

Happy April! The daffodils are blooming, fruit trees (new!) are budding and baby animals are being born all over the farm. Feels good to be alive! Last year: This year: Funny that there is electric netting on the east side … Continue reading

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A Multi-functional Hedgerow and Orchard

We planted our first stand of fruit trees this weekend! Purchased from a supremely local nursery: Mill Creek Nursery just west of Monmouth (wish i’d brought my camera – a gem of a place!) Todd made some great recommendations and … Continue reading

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Duck, duck GOOSE!

It is really looking like a farm yard around here these days: we added a pair of geese! This pair will hopefully raise a few clutches of eggs to expand our goose population to 5 or so permanent residents and … Continue reading

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Spring Blooms and Burnin’ Stuff

It’s starting to look like Spring up here in the Kings Valley! Daffies are blooming, the crocus would be blooming if the slugs weren’t eating them, and the Indian Plum is in full, gorgeous force. They’re always the first thing … Continue reading

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