Category Archives: On the Farm

Farm Beginnings: The End of the Beginnings for Sweet Showers Farm

This is my last posting about Farm Beginnings because I feel we have passed by the Beginnings part and are onto the beginning of the Doing part. The Doing part, as you know, is the steady pace learning and exploration … Continue reading

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Farm Beginnings: In Awe of House Builders

People keep telling us that building our farmhouse is going to break up our marriage. I can certainly see why.

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Farm Beginnings: Bacchanalian Burn Bonanza

Join us for a Bacchanalian Burn Bonanza! Bacchus is not a controllable god (as you may remember from your Euripides in school) – and neither, it turns out, is fire. My lesson from burning a pile of wood 25 feet … Continue reading

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Farm Beginnings: Boxwood; Loving What the Deer Don’t

Farm Beginnings is the chronicle of a city girl starting to farm. Last installment Corinna spoke to why she farms. Today she speaks of farming with deer and boxwoods. Farming with deer might bring visions of Bambi and all of … Continue reading

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Farm Beginnings: We Farm because Seeds Grow

Farm Beginnings is the chronicle of a city girl starting to farm. Last installment Corinna spoke of farming trees for the wood stove. Today she speaks to why she farms. A few weeks ago I gently tucked tiny black and … Continue reading

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Farm Beginnings: Farming Trees for the Wood Stove

Farm Beginnings is the chronicle of a city girl starting to farm. Last installment Corinna spoke of inoculating logs with fungus plugs. Today she speaks of farming trees and splitting firewood. When I think of farming, I think of neat rows … Continue reading

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Farm Beginnings: Inoculating Logs with Mushrooms

Farm Beginnings is the chronicle of a city girl starting to farm. Last installment Corinna spoke of mulch. Today she speaks of inoculating logs with fungus plugs. Inoculating logs with mushrooms is like playing Wack-a-Mole, immensely satisfying on a visceral … Continue reading

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