Posts by farmgal

The dance (test post)

Ah Fall. Everything is pulling back its energy, getting ready to sleep for the winter. Sap is no longer running in the deciduous trees, and the leaves are almost all on the ground, done with their job for the year. Seed heads have replaced the colorful flowers of summer, ready to drop into the soil,…

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Busy Times at the farm

In my last post I told you that it had been a very busy time for me. Too busy to take time to go through pictures and post, so I thought I would take the time now, to show you a little of what I’ve been doing. Besides my “have to do” projects, like roofing…

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Whoa!!! How do you slow down this thing called life???

I had such big aspirations. I took loads of “look how pretty my flowers look in the fall” pictures. I took photos of 2 wonderful getaways that mom, sis and I were able to escape to. I took photos of the colorful fall leaves, and really, I was planning on sharing all of this wonderfulness…

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What’s all the whining about????

There is a lot of whining going on at Sidehill farm lately. Well, actually wine-ing…. and a bit of whining. A few days before I was to leave for a relaxing trip in the mountains, I got word that the grapes that I had said I wanted (which was way back when I thought I…

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A wooly day

Despite the perfect weather for working outside, and despite the fact that I have so much to do outside right now, I decided to take an afternoon to process some fiber. My plan was to card some of the wool from our shetland ram, so I could spin it to ply with the weird color…

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Dinner from the garden

There is nothing like a big bowl of savory stew for dinner this time of year, especially if most of the ingredients are from the garden.  This is one of my favorite stews, and is so quick and easy to put together. Just put hamburger (not cooked) in the bottom of a crockpot. Dice or…

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Flowers, flowers, flowers

After a week and a half of rainy days, the sun finally decided to show itself. It was the perfect temperature to work outside. I finished cleaning up the old berry area that I had started on the last dry day. It feels good crossing that job off my list! I spent the rest of…

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Enjoying This Fall Weather

I don’t know about anyone else, but after a summer of full of warm, sunshiny days, I welcome this bit of rainy weather. For a few days at least, I can use the excuse that I must stay inside and putter because it is wet outside. (I know, I do not melt, so i could go…

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A is for Apple

The farm has been a busy place this last week and a half, with the sweet scent of apples filling the air. One of our apple trees put on a bumper crop this year, it’s fruit crisp and tart…. perfect for all sorts of good things. This is amazing, since last year we thought it…

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