Horse barn redux

So I’ve been thinking pretty hard about getting some pigs.  The problem is don’t exactly have a place to put …

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Baby Monitor Mod

Most days I’m at home alone with the baby while Callina’s at work.  This is all works out pretty well …

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I Miss Fescue

I didn’t even know it, but as I was driving down the gravel-road to my parents farm in Missouri for …

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Farm Walk: Green Acres Farm

Last Sunday I headed up to Pine City, Minnesota to visit Wayne Bontjes of Green Acres Farm.  Pine City is …

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Fence Scavenging

A week or so ago we got 6″ of snow.  Then after a few days of 40+ degree weather the …

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Organizing the Workshop

Any farm needs some sort of workshop area.  Farms usually have some sort of mechanical equipment, and that equipment will …

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DIY Insulating Access Door Covers

So after our energy audit, I realized that I’ve got a few access doors or hatches that need to be …

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Energy Audit 2012

We were pretty nervous about moving into this big old farmhouse, particularly heating it through our first Minnesota winter. Lucky …

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Let it Snow

We got an inch or so of snow yesterday.  Just enough to make it look like winter. The dogs are …

Sorting, Banding & Culling Chickens

I went out this morning to sort and band the chickens when I nearly stepped on this little pullet.  It …

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