Author Archives: Karl

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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Time Does Fly

Almost two months since my last post.  Not only does time fly, life really changes.  As I write this I am sitting on a futon with Tandy in front of a pellet stove.  This is the first night we needed … Continue reading

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