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Rain, rain, go away

May 14th, 2010 | By
Rain, rain, go away

Mother Nature apparently thinks we haven’t had enough rain lately, so she sent us more.   Day two of the driveway flooding scoured knee-deep holes.  Another night-time storm brought more flash flooding.  This time the big garden was well swept, and floodwaters gushed into the greenhouse through an open door.   About half the potted seedlings are salvageable, though some are pretty battered.  Flats
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A Little Rain, Another Big Mess

May 13th, 2010 | By
A Little Rain, Another Big Mess

We had a little flooding problem here at the farm — not the kind that washes away houses and highways.  The driveway and some fences are a bit worse for wear, though. This dirt path to the little creek is now a gravel path.   I’m not sure whether to thank Mother Nature for that little trick
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When It Rains All Day . . .

May 2nd, 2010 | By
When It Rains All Day . . .

Farm chores are messier on rainy days.  There’s the mud.  There’s the wet underbrush you have to run through and the rising creek you wade through while chasing escaped calves back through the hole in the fence.  You get soaked to the knees if you’re lucky, and to the waist if you’re not.  Eight or ten hours later,
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A beginning

Mar 24th, 2006 | By

The damp, chilly weather made outdoor work miserable this week. Yet it was exactly what we needed, days of light rain alternating with sprinkles or
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