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Getting the plan together…

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
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Following up on the last post, we’ve done some more research and are getting a good plan together for our orchard. It looks like cross-pollination is key when planting trees. While some trees like the Golden Delicious apple can pollinate themselves, others can not. Even those that can self-pollinate can benefit significantly from cross-pollination. As […]

Some new pics and a survey of the land…

Monday, January 12th, 2009
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Image via Wikipedia Okay, I finally got around to uploading some of the chritstmas pic’s in case you were looking for them. Sometimes it seems like getting the pictures off the camera can take forever. Most of the time it’s just due to me not having the camera with me when I’m at the computer! […]

Again with the chicken coop…

Monday, December 8th, 2008
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This weekend we finished up the roof on the chicken coop. It took about a day to line it with tar paper, lay the rows of shingles, cap it, and trip the edges. It looks pretty good (PIC’s to come). I never thought it would be so hard to do it without scafolding, but I […]

A lot going on…

Monday, June 23rd, 2008
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First, let me apologize for the lack of pictures with this post. I’m behind on getting the pictures and getting them uploaded. We have a lot going on both at the house and away. That coupled with it being summer has filled our days and nights to capacity. Let me start with the gardens. Right […]

And it’s up…

Monday, May 12th, 2008
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So, after many, MANY, mishaps and frustrations in the construction of the coop, the main body is in place. Before I get into the run down of the construction I must pose a warning. I deviated from my initial plan of buying all the parts and pieces to construct the coop in the manner I […]