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Preventing Erosion

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I have a confession.

We are not the “greenest” farm family out there.  We use chemicals, we use fertilizer and in the winter I just can’t bring myself to hang clothes on the line.

We do try to make things environmentally friendly(er) on the farm though.  One way is by preventing soil erosion. All those Virginia rains and spring winds can be hard on farmland so we plant a winter cover crop of rye to those fields that are plowed (i.e. those fields in which we plant peanuts) or we practice the no-till method of farming. View full post »

February 11, 2009 - 1:27 pm

Karen - I don’t think any of the fields looked ugly, but I guess beauty is all relative and in the sight of the beholder. Here in Utah, when winter hits, if there is no snow, EVERYTHING is brown and gray. Once the snow hits, it’s much better.

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Finding Treasure in the Barn

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One of my favorite things to do is go exploring in our shed, our barn or our grain bins (What? We’re supposed to store grain in those?). Truthfully, I love exploring any old barn or house but legally I can only explore ours, I suppose. View full post »

February 11, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Karen - The spider web in the second picture is amazing. I am personally not a fan of spider’s but I am completely fascinated by their webs

February 20, 2009 - 10:13 am

Farmgirl - I LOVE scavenging! And since I opened up a small antique shop at our farm, I have a REASON to do it. I get PAID to do it … and I can JUSTIFY it to hubby, which as you know, is most important! :)

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