Category Archives: Farm

January 14th on the Farm

The previous night I’d opted to not set my alarm and instead rise with the sun. I didn’t account for the fact that it’s mid-winter in the Pacific Northwest, so there wasn’t enough light to wake me up until 8am. … Continue reading

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January 13th on the Farm

The first morning came early. After a few cups of coffee and time spent playing with the puppy it was time to help my mum finish packing the car and get ready to head out. With everything packed into her … Continue reading

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January 12th on the Farm

We woke at 6 am and tossed my travel gear into the Explorer. The kids were still asleep, so we woke the eldest to keep an ear open for when the younger two awoke. At that point Tiffany and I … Continue reading

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Winter Seed Catalogs

The winter seed catalogs have been arriving in the post for the past week. There’s always a little cognitive dissonance when we get them here as it just doesn’t feel like the deep dark middle of winter when it’s sunny … Continue reading

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November 7th on the Farm

Today was my “Off day.” I try to squeeze one of these days in during each trip as an opportunity for my terribly out of shape self to rest a bit as well as take care of anything off farm. … Continue reading

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November 6th on the Farm

I turned off the alarm and slept in this morning. With so much effort going into labor I figured another hour or two wouldn’t hurt anything. The thicket on the western side of the property is an odd amalgam of … Continue reading

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November 5th on the Farm

I woke up a lot the night before, and for some reason I keep forgetting to turn off the alarm on my phone, so it required a bit of force to get myself out of bed this morning. It didn’t … Continue reading

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Dam Beavers! Or how I learned to love the flooding….

So, I have mentioned I have a problem with beavers, I also have a problem with flooding. These both present some significant issues to the long term use of the land, in particular, the 8 acre portion between the rail … Continue reading

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On the farm! November 4rth

Yesterday morning I broke out the filming equipment. I finally, after having bought tthe thing a year ago, broke out my personal microphone. When I record at home in the garage there is very little background noise. Recording on the … Continue reading

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Back on the farm!

It’s November third and I’m back on the farm, all settled in with Bertha the RV, ready for another adventure out here. Apparantly I picked the right day to arrive as yesterday saw Rt. 2 closed due to storms and … Continue reading

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