Tag Archives: swales

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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Swale Update

  We’ve had quite a bit of rain lately- giving us a chance to see our new swales in action.  Our previous post gave the skinny on our goals with the swales, if you are curious.  The seeds we spread … Continue reading

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Earthworks for Water Harvesting

  One end of our property has a stream bed that is dry almost all of the time, accept when we have heavy rains.  It is fed by uphill runoff and springs to some degree.  In 2010 heavy water flow, … Continue reading

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Upcoming projects and new ventures

My blog posts have been sparse this winter.  Partially that’s due to the fact that it’s winter and there are less note able things happening to chronicle.  Also, this time of year we are spending a lot of time researching, … Continue reading

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Planting on Contour

We are now into our 5th growing season at Peace of Earth Farm.  In the beginning there were many trees to clear and garden beds to create.  Our initial strategy was to start building gardens close to the house and … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Projects for the Green Months Ahead

This time of year possibilities seem endless.  There are many changes we’d like to make on the farm, projects to finish and new ones to start.  Although it is fun to think about what we’d like to plant and what … Continue reading

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