Category Archives: Orchard

A Week In Review

Well, things have been happening at the farm.  Here’s a week in review with pictures!

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Happy Earth Day!

While I don’t think that Earth Day should be anything special or out of the ordinary – I mean every day should be Earth Day, right?  I did decide to do something a little special to celebrate the day this year.  It’s something I was planning on doing eventually anyway, today just seemed like a fitting day to get it done.

Today I decided to construct my rain barrel!  I had a few different sources for plans.  Like this one from Better Homes and Gardens and this one out of Workbench Magazine.  Initially, my plan was to make the one out of the Workbench Magazine article, but then I got to Home Depot and the plans started to seem a little convoluted, so I created a hybrid design (sort of) all my own. Continue reading

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Meanwhile, outside…

Did I mention this house sits on 3.5 acres?  No…I didn’t, did I?  Well it does.  And anyone who knows me knows my love of growing things.  I promised myself that I wasn’t going to start a garden this year.  I didn’t want to have to worry about my precious food-bearing plants in the midst of this renovation.  The plan was to start low-maintenance with some fruit trees to give them a good start for the next couple of years.  Well, then this happened. Continue reading

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