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Marketing Our Wares

Our delightful spring began the transition to summer on Friday (June 21) with another refreshing breath of cool air.  We have had virtually no hazy days this season, and the view we enjoy of our mountains and ridges has been… Continue Reading →

Weeds

I guess the most common definition of a weed is a plant growing where you don’t want it to grow.  We pull many of them from our vegetable garden with annoying regularity.  However, we often forget to overlook the natural… Continue Reading →

Crickets

We have been experiencing a truly delightful spring this year.  We’ve had so many days I have classified as one of the ten best of the year that I have lost count.  Oh, we’ve had a few early hot and… Continue Reading →

Our Son Becomes a Homeowner

This might seem like an odd subject for a farm website post, but if you will allow me to explain, I think I can help you understand the connection. I have spoken of our son, Michael, in previous posts, primarily… Continue Reading →

Spring Rebirth in Smoke Hole

The past three consecutive days (Monday, May 5 through Wednesday May 7) have given us perfect spring weather, with bright, sunny skies, low humidity, and very pleasant temperatures.  I usually classify days like them as, “one of the ten best… Continue Reading →

Whip-Poor-Wills

I opened the screen door at 5:15 AM this morning to let Calli outdoors.  I followed her out onto the front porch and watched her trot down the stairs and disappear into the darkness.  The sun is rising earlier these… Continue Reading →

A Glimmer of Hope

Thursday, April 18 began with a cool morning and low, dense overcast skies that were swept away by strong southerly winds to reveal a sunny, balmy day with a high temperature of 80 degrees.  It was the first time our… Continue Reading →

Making Goat Milk Soap

Saturday (April 13) brought us a beautiful, sunny spring day that encouraged us to open the windows throughout our house to air it out for the first time this year.  Our high temperature topped out around 73 degrees and a… Continue Reading →

Preparing Garden Soil–Back to the Basics

Whenever you want to establish any type of garden or planting area, the first and most important issue is to determine if the soil/location will support whatever you want to plant in it.  Several critical factors will affect your planting… Continue Reading →

Sew Many Pieces

To date, I (Dave) have been the author of all our website posts.  However, there is one traditional folkway skill we practice that I am not qualified to discuss—the fine art of quilting.  That is Barb’s forte.  Most recently, she… Continue Reading →

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