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Other than knitting

I actually did accomplish something other than knitting this weekend, although I did do plenty of that too. I froze about 3 lbs of beans, washed my Shetland fleece from Emancipation Acres and FINALLY made flat bread worth eating. I … Continue reading

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High Summer

The beans are going gangbusters and we have 8 rabbits fattening for the pot. The rest of the homestead has not been as successful so far this year. We lost one of our chickens last week, we think to a … 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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Busy Day

Harvested the garlic (40 heads) and about 1/2 the onions. Have a few peppers and tomatoes ready as well. The chickens were out free ranging and the bunny (Eliza after Eliza Acton) was in her tractor all day There were … Continue reading

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Spring clean out and a hedgerow

In preparation for going back to work, the last week (and the next one) are going to be a full-on blitz of activity, starting with finally planting the hedgerow I have wanted for years. Until last spring we had two … Continue reading

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We are in Backyard Poultry Magazine this issue!

There is a small piece on last years MadCity Coop Tour in this issue of Backyard Poultry Magazine.  There are a few photos of us and the girls. https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=12dc6e3776&view=att&th=13d60f3eed6008c9&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P-LLPssXi_s1PHs5MoFQFww&sadet=1364819835695&sads=1gD4o5xurJQK-BtuRniMw0enCDI Subscribe to Backyard Poultry http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/

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