Monthly Archives: September 2010

American Bucolic.

I’ve been thinking recently about what this move to the farm is supposed to represent.  Am I supposed to become an expert in farming?  A farmer, if you will.  Should I learn the intricacies of canning and preserving foods? A … Continue reading

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The Founders

I thought it only appropriate (as I watch the blog/Streep fest Julie and Julia) to write about the founders of our farm.  I speak not of I or Donnie, of Jack or Ms. Kitty, of Chompers or Mustafa, or even … Continue reading

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And so it begins…

We have started planting at Orchard House.  Nothing big yet, but getting the grounds ready for some delicious harvests next year.  In the picture you can see a deep bed I’ve been working on.  Without a gym membership, it seemed … Continue reading

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It’s 11 p.m. – what are you doing?

I’m canning.  Yes, I’ve been canning for the past hour.  I found some great plums today and couldn’t let them go to waste.  They were, or are, Italian plums.  Very petit and tasty.  I’ve mixed them with what I have … Continue reading

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Tractor…and other things.

That’s a picture of me on a tractor.  On my tractor to be more precise.  A Massey-Ferguson made in England, 1965.  Vintage tractors are sexy!  Chic! Amazing!  This picture was taken yesterday.  Today I tried to start it and something … Continue reading

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