Category Archives: Urban Farming

Our first fair!

I finished, almost, the set up for our first fair today. We are vending at the Middleton Good Neighbor Fest next weekend. I am nervous no one will want my stuff and excited to see what people think. Here is … Continue reading

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Busy month

April has been a whirlwind.  Several trips for work, but now I am home until a short trip in June.  Our new bee colonies have arrived and are settled in, my seedlings are going gangbusters, hopefully one if not both … Continue reading

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Winter’s End

It looks like winter had finally broken, we have had several days in the 40’s and the snow is almost all gone.  Today is supposed to be in the 60’s, so far it is still in the 30’s but the … Continue reading

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New soap experiment

Yesterday was another soap day. I made another batch of Chef’s soap, tweaked the recipe a bit though as I thought the last batch was a bit soft. I rendered some tallow last year and it has been sitting in … Continue reading

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A lot of catching up to do

I have been doing a lot of knitting and weaving lately and a bit of fleece prep.  We have a freezer full of lamb and mutton from http://emancipationacres.com/, the mutton chops are just to die for. We were able to get … Continue reading

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Canning, knitting and Spinning

Wine is bubbling, Perry is ready to be bottled, Pasta sauce is canned and mutton and lamb (from Emancipation Acres) are at the abattoir, wood is stacked and projects are lined up in wait for winter. The wine from our … Continue reading

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Say Hello to George

Eliza, our fairly new doe, was the first rabbit I ever named. I never planned on naming the rabbits as they are food animals but it just happened. I certainly won’t name the kits, that is just asking for trouble, … Continue reading

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