Monthly Archives: May 2009

I Spy. . . A Scary-Looking Eye!

During morning chores yesterday, I noticed that Daisy’s left eye was swollen most of the way shut. I was upset but not surprised: the horses often have eye troubles during the summer months, when flies, tick, sweat, and other itchy … Continue reading

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Vacuum Sealers Don’t Suck

Sealing fresh strawberries with the vacuum sealer. Aren’t they gorgeous? Our vacuum sealer, a Cabelas CG-15 is one of the coolest things ever! We use it to vacuum seal produce and meat from livestock or game. The machine is easy … Continue reading

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Monster Egg

The egg on the right is an average-sized egg that would be a “large” egg if it were being sold in the grocery store. The egg on the left is a triple-yolked monster egg! One of our chickens is laying … Continue reading

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Ice Ice Baby!

A basil plant damaged by last night’s frost I woke up to a very unwelcome sight this morning: my garden had been “melted” by frost overnight. Squash, basil and pepper plants were blackened and drooping. Tomato plants, which had already … Continue reading

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I Wish We Had Rainbows Every Day!

Rainbows are breathtakingly beautiful, especially in places where there’s such a big horizon that you can see most of the rainbow, instead of a small sliver of it. I wish we had rainbows more often–we usually only have a few … Continue reading

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Red Clover, Red Clover, Send Nitrogen Right Over!

A patch of clover in bloom always brings a smile to my face. Clover flowers attract pollinating insects, which, besides being a delight to watch, are important to the health of the garden as well as the ecosystem as a … Continue reading

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