Archive for December, 2015


it is a load off our minds to have the high tunnel covered; now the greens can sleep easy even when it does frost.  Four gallons of kraut still to can — no fear we’ll forget, the smell reminds us it’s there every time we go into the basement — and all the pintos yet to thresh.

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warm weather

With the warm weather it is difficult to decide just how close we want the forage grazed.  If the ground was frozen and all the plants were dormant, we wouldn’t worry about hitting the pastures a little close, but there’s still growth going on — pastures grazed only a couple of weeks ago show little green spears — and we don’t want to scalp them now and then take a hit in the spring.  On the other hand, this is extra sunlight we weren’t budgeting for, and if the leaves are growing the roots are too, presumably.  At least one forsythia bush out there is showing bloom, obviously mistaking the extended warmth forthe beginning of spring.

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