In a good year, we get about 3,000 lb. of potatoes on two tenths of an acre (or so). That’s just seven and a half tons per… Read more “potatoes and pigs”
Topping mangels in the field. Topped roots are bagged in used feed sacks and go into the root cellar for a few weeks of aging, after which… Read more “processing and storing mangel-wurzels”
Mangels are great pig food for the winter months since the store very well and are a high-energy food, good for helping animals keep warm when the… Read more “winter animal food — mangel wurzels”
The new chicken tractor is as easy to move as a wheelbarrow, making it a good choice for use by our oldest grandchildren. It holds five birds… Read more “tiny chicken tractor”
The garlic is in the ground, thank God.
It’s amazing the things we overlook. The pasture up at the monastery was limed two years ago, applying three tons per acre for soil with a pH… Read more “per Hydrogen”
We have something less than half of the mangel-wurzels harvested. They filled the back of the pickup. We brought them home and topped them and put them… Read more “mangel-wurzel harvest”