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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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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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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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Packing

We started packing to move.  Closing is scheduled for August 21st.  That is less than 3 weeks.  There is so much to do between now and then to have this move happen quickly.  We want to be sleeping in the … Continue reading

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Loan papers are signed

Last night we signed the loan paper work.  The next step is to have a VA appraiser look at the house and approve the mortgage.  If all goes well we will close on August 21st and move in quickly for … Continue reading

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An Early Step

I spent the evening gathering financial paperwork for a Mortgage Company to buy a new house on 5 acres.  Although gathering paper is not an exciting task this is a major step on the way to having a farmstead.  Right … Continue reading

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Our Journey

“The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath one’s feet.” I was going to start with the quote “Every journey begins with one step” so I went to look it up to see who said it.  It turns out that … Continue reading

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