Category Archives: Farm updates

pictures and seasonal updates

Building Soil, Decreasing Erosion, and Making Productive Garden Beds with Wood?

We’ve been slowly terracing the hill behind our house over the past 7 years in order to turn an unproductive hillside into prime gardening space. In order to build soil and improve water holding capacity, while using resources available to … Continue reading

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New Greenhouse for Starts

We are happy to have a new tiny green house for starting plants in, just outside the house.  Though we have two larger hoop houses, they are both a good distance from the house and we’ve never felt justified in … Continue reading

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Mushrooms in Review

We first started growing Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms on logs in the spring of 2015.  This past summer we finally tasted our first home grown mushrooms.  We are pleased to have had some success, but also know that there is much … Continue reading

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Grafting, Planting, and Digging

The last of our tree orders have now arrived and been planted.  Our focus this year has been getting the swales that were dug last year in the lower field planted with a mix of trees and bushes.  We’ve focused … Continue reading

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We Raised Over $7000 to Build a Root Cellar/Passive Cooler!

Willow is resting easy, with the campaign being over and all.  We’d like to thank everyone that has supported our project so far!  Contributors, people who helped to share the campaign and tell our story, as well as those that have … Continue reading

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Extra Early Spring Bonus

There wasn’t much of a winter this year.  Now, the ground is essentially bare at least a month early for VT.  The ground is still frozen, and more snow and freezing temperatures will certainly come and go into May.  I’m … Continue reading

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We’ve Got Lots of Plans! How to Make Them Happen?

We are pretty good at generating ideas and to do lists.  Making those plans happen takes a bit longer.  Our most pressing project is the root cellar and passive cooler that we’d like to build.  We are hoping to make it … Continue reading

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