Author Archives: Karl

Field to Forest 2017-12-03

I took this picture of the field to forest experiment today.  It has been 18 months since the last post.  The picture doesn’t look like much but the area of “high grass” has not been touched in the last 2 … Continue reading

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Field to Forest Experiment

It is said that a field is a forest waiting to happen.  Yesterday I cut the grass in what was the field and I left a a section at the far end of the property uncut.  This will be my … Continue reading

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Seed Video

I was working in the yard yesterday while Evelyn was collecting seeds from her favorite flowers.  She was collecting dandelion seeds in a sandwich bag. She was moving from seed ball to seed ball and filling filling her bag.  I … Continue reading

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Physics Lesson

I had a teaching moment with Evelyn today.  I wanted to see if I could move an old claw foot tub.  The tub was not moved very far but some good lessons were learned.  The tub probably weights between 250 … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

For the first day of 2016 we spent the day on the Farmstead and enjoyed a day off.  It was a great day.  We slept in then put a pork roast and sauerkraut in the crock pot for dinner.  We … Continue reading

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Farmer Evelyn

Today was a great day especially for the end of November.  Evelyn and I did a little planting.  I planted a current on the edge of the field next to what I am planing to turn into a chicken paddock.  … Continue reading

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Critter Sightings

On Sunday the 22nd we were in the kitchen and saw a deer walking through the yard.  After going to the window we realized there was buck following two does.  I got one picture out the sliding glass door before … Continue reading

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Initial Planting

I took a vacation day today because the forecast looked good.  It was a great day for November 4th.  I believe the high was in the 70s.  I was planting in shorts and  a T-Shirt.  I dug up plants at … Continue reading

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YouTube Channel

Thistle Dew Farmstead now has a YouTube Channel complete with a chicken video.  I will be using the channel to document happenings around the Farmstead.  Right now the channel is still being developed.

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Facebook Page Created

Tonight I created a Facebook page for Thistle Dew Farmstead.  I not sure how to add the Facebook button to the website yet.  It is getting too late for me to keep looking into WordPress plugins to handle Facebook.  Soon … Continue reading

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