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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Creating The Bark Park

Roxie is a runner who when left off leash will always run to the neighbor’s house, which is a safe place to go, but when called she always decides to stay at the neighbors and has to be picked up by George or Lisa.  Due to this she is always on a leash or a lead.  Well, pretty soon that will be over.  An area at the farm is being fences in so Roxie will have a place to run and play off a leash or lead and not run off.  A big grassy area in front of George and Lisa’s house is being fenced in.  George, Tim and Larry ( a neighbor) have been working hard in getting the fence up.  A Bark Park is coming soon!  Look for more updates!

Friday, April 20, 2018

The LCOW Is Solar

The LCOW, Little Cabin On Wheels, is now solar.  Tim got everything installed and is ready to go.  He was able to purchase a box to install that will house the equipment for the solar panels and it looks like it belongs to the LCOW. Tim did a great job and when we hit the road we will have electricity no matter where we are...as long as the solar panels have sun to collect from.  Great job Tim!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Yup, This Happened!

So Mother Nature is making it quite clear that winter is not over yet.  Come on already!  I did see a joke on Facebook saying “Mother Nature saw your summer body and has extended winter so you can have more time to get to your summer body.”  That may be true since winter is lingering in half of the USA.  Until Spring then Summer comes along anyone feel like singing Christmas Carols?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Is It Spring?

It is difficult to know just what season it is at the farm.  It is more winter type weather than Spring.  It was cold again with freezing temperatures overnight AND it snowed!  It has been a crazy season from coming in as a lion to changing to a lamb just to turn into a loin again.  They have had snow in April before it is just unusual.  Come on Mother Nature, bring Spring back, please?

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Little Cabin On Wheels Goes Solar

Tim has started another project on The Little Cabin On Wheels (LCOW).  He is making it solar.  George replaced some solar panels for the barn and let Tim have the old ones.  Now Tim is putting them on the LCOW and making it solar.  Just in case we ever have to “gulp” boondock in it at least we will have some power.  It is a big job and Tim still has some work to do but I know he will do a great job.  Looks for more updates on the LCOW going solar.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

More Manure For The Farm

Looking at the title of this blog I could make up so many better titles but won’t since this is Sunday.  With this said, use your imagination!  Tim and George helped out another neighbor today with help from another neighbor too!  They spent the day helping clean out and up their horse barn.  With all the rain and with winter in general the soil, aka horse poop, was deep and thick.  The team was able to get the grounds in and around the horse barn cleaned up and George was able to get 3 1/2 dump truck loads of horse manure and soil for the garden beds.  For being such a “stinky” job it was a win win situation for all!  Good job team!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Tractor Power

Go Lisa!  Here is her report:

Prepping Garden Beds and A Day of Learning: Today George & I spent the day prepping the garden beds for planting season. This started with George teaching Me how to drive the tractor and spread the horse manure 💩 on the beds that will be resting this year. While I had the poopy job, George tried out his new fertilizer spreader. It attaches to the Gator and made a quick job of spreading 200lbs of triple 19 fertilizer. After a lunch break, it was back to learning for Me. This time it was how to use the rototiller tractor attachment. By the end of the day, the big bed that we'll be using this year has been fertilized and rototilled. Next, we will be ordering the seeds to plant in a couple of weeks.