Or was that the Mayflower? I was done with chickens. Really I was. Then there was the cutest chicken coop on Marketplace and, well, here we are. Added to the long list of things I don’t get to be in charge of any more is picking out chicken coops and deciding to buy them inContinue reading “Chick Chicks on the Mayberry”
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The Farmer’s Phonebook
Even though the “no farms, no food” adage is becoming truer by the growing season, it still seems that the game is rigged against producers who need to outsource supplies and labor.
The Gardeners Dilemma
Picking out seeds is the best way to pass dreary winter days. I can spend weeks pouring over seed catalogs, building carts, changing my mind, and starting all over again. It’s a grand time. Baker Creek, Sow True Seeds, Urban Farmer, all are worthy of a visit.
Race you to the Garden!
So I thought I had some REALLY dedicated honey bees this morning. Sun isn’t even over the horizon good, and they are already all over my squash plants.
Twist ‘N Shout
Fence mending, compared to fence building, is a piece of cake. Week old stale birthday cake, but cake nonetheless. Its time for summer storms to start up in earnest in our part of the world, and a week ago from yesterday did not disappoint. The National Weather Service may be in denial, but we areContinue reading “Twist ‘N Shout”
DR Power needs a Doctor
I’m not saying I married my husband because he’s a mechanic, I’m just saying it’s come in handy. A lot. The DR power mower that we bought used many years ago has lived a hard, rough-and-tumble life on the farm. Oil changes, sometimes, chain lubes, I’m better with. But the amount of things that simplyContinue reading “DR Power needs a Doctor”
Garden Boots and Buckets
A good sign of summer at our house is having white buckets strewn about the kitchen. These 2 gallon food grade containers hold summer’s bounty until we can chop, freeze, can, and otherwise nom on our garden harvest.
Really, have you? To all of our neighbors, we’re sorry about the extra noise!
Join Us on Facebook!
Well, we did it. We finally took the plunge and re-joined the legions on Facebook. Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/SourwoodHillFarm!
Down with the Wax Moths
We lost yet another hive last fall. If anyone off keeping count, that’s 3 that have absconded. I promise, animals usually like us!! This hive fell to a new for us issue, so at least it stays interesting. I bought a complete hive in the spring of 2021 to complement the wild hive we hadContinue reading “Down with the Wax Moths”