Raised Bed Construction

Raised Bed Construction. I really like your detail of your corner notch. Nice. I too have used cardboard as a base with leaving the grass as a natural source of nitrogen. And I added a 1/4 inch hardware cloth because of our neighborhood voles. The little darlings gnaw through almost everything. Now you can enjoy many …

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So what am I doing with my new found time?

I'm returning to a long-time love of writing. It's one of those things I should have never left and I not sure I ever really never did; I didn't know it at the time but it was just disguised. My underlying passion for writing appeared as excessive notes on the care of my goats. Cloaked …

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Be on the Lookout for honey

Honey has long been known as a humectant that naturally attracts moisture to your skin. It is also an excellent skin softener. Did I mention that honey is delicious and an all natural product? For all these reasons Bob and I have decided to become beekeepers. We're beginning with only two hives; that about 50,000 …

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Day TWO of Barn Cleaning: Too tired and too wet to take pictures

Don and I put our phones in his car so they wouldn't get wet. He put a CD in the car player and we worked almost all day. He finished washing the barn while I started cleaning stuff we'd removed. The task at hand is to clean everything BEFORE it goes back into the barn. …

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We’re taking a ‘barn cleaning’ break

It's been long over due but we're cleaning the big barn. It's entirely too dirty to house newborns, and out of the question dirty for milking; we need 'sanitary' in the milking area. So, for the first time ever, I'm taking time out from making our goat milk soaps so I can get ready for …

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What a snow season that was: I say WAS b …

What a snow season that was: I say WAS because we're hoping that the snow is all gone for the season. Those of us who made it through the season are stronger and our hearts are with the goats that didn't make it. Each passing has been logged in our chronicle of lessons learned. I …

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