Category Archives: Farm

Quotable Sunday.

“And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more … Continue reading

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Chicks Too.

Tracking the progress of the chickies. At two weeks old the chicks already have wing feathers, and are learning to use them by fluttering up and perching on the edges of their universe – two big plastic tubs. After retrieving … Continue reading

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The Seeds of a New Generation – New York Times Article.

Here is an excellent article from the New York Times, discussing watershed changes in the farming community. http://nyti.ms/1ipXcEV

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Winter Views (Nearly Wordless Wednesday).

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Chicks.

I now belong to a chicken coalition. Three of us flocked together, put all out seed money into one cup, and placed a big order for day-old chicks. We purchased Buff Orpingtons, a great dual-purpose, heavy breed that does well … Continue reading

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Quotable Sunday. Where Health Care Should Begin.

“Our primary health care should begin on the farm and in our hearts, and not in some laboratory of the biotech and pharmaceutical companies.” ― Gary Hopkins

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The Wood Stove. (Pioneer Woman)

In the 6th through 9th grades, I belonged to a scouting organization called Pioneer Girls. I still remember the theme song: Pioneers who crossed the prairies In the days of wagon trains Pressing on with strength of purpose Scaled the … Continue reading

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New Porch and Roof.

href=”https://silverspringfarm.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/front-porch-new.jpg”> Mat has torn apart the old porch and rebuilt it to resemble more of what a porch from 1730 would have looked like, the exception being that this time around, it was constructed with pressure-treated lumber. I think it … Continue reading

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Bad Poetry for a Good Friday.

I walked my field A switch of blossoms in hand And wondered — How many feet have walked this land? Three hundred years a farm Is but a day How many other soles have trod this way? How many hands … Continue reading

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All About Eave.

Here are some pictures of the progress at the farm. Mat has been busy as a bee, replacing outside walls and building eaves on our eave-less house. We’ve got quite a lot of damage to the roof and siding of … Continue reading

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