We were racing the rain

Sorry not to have blogged last Wednesday, but Will had half the township cut down in hay and rain — which had popped up unexpectedly — was in the forecast. So instead of blogging,...

Haying season is heavily upon us

Now that the rains have finally come and gone, the forecast is for a week of warm, sunny weather. So Will is busy cutting hay. Yesterday he cut for 10 hours straight, doing four...

Finally! Rain! But a tornado missed us by several miles…

We finally got two nice rains. One was only about a tenth of an inch but the next was nearly an inch, and with our gardens, that's a huge help. We did have a...

Whew, it sure is hot

We're sweltering here with unseasonable hot weather and no rain. Just half an hour south of us, they had a good shower, but we only got to see the clouds. Will's between hay fields...

We had a busy 4th of July but no fireworks

As it's getting very dry here, we've been real busy watering gardens as well as weeding. It seems the weeds grow big even when we're approaching drought. Our wonderful apprentice, Alisha, has been a...

Have a happy Fourth of July!

Although we have some company coming and our wonderful apprentice, Alisha, is also going to be here over the long weekend, we're gardening as usual. (We are going to friends, Mike and Dara's for...

We’re sure hoping for more rain

In the meantime, I've begun watering in various gardens and the orchard. That's in between putting tomato cages on a trillion tomato plants. Will has been busy mulching and pounding in steel T posts...

We finally got some rain

We are so thankful — not only did it rain yesterday, but also today, giving us over a half of an inch. And it looks like more might be on they way. The ground...

Finally we’re coming to an end with our planting

After weeks of planting, mostly by hand or using the push-type Earthway seeder, I'm about finished. All I've got left to plant are some onions and flowers I started inside. I'll bet...

We’re finally getting (nearly) done with planting

There are still more crops to get planted, but we're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Will is hard at work getting our oats and hay seeded in. It's...