Sunday, December 23, 2012
The stockings are hung not by the chimney, but on the walnut sacks! Enjoy this season of family, love, and joy. Enjoy the Christmas songs,baking, wrapping, laughter of loved ones, and some twinkle lights.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Each Spring, we raise baby chicks in my classroom and students are allowed to take the chicks home to start their own home flock of nesters or add to an existing flock. Every year about 10 students(with parent permission!)take home a one or two baby layers and usually add to the starter kit! One of my students's mom from last year's class was asking how our hens are laying right now and I had to admit the dreaded truth: we had no eggs being produced. Furthermore, we were forced to buy eggs at the store and I shared how my mom had teased me about paying for eggs. Well, surprise of surprises walked into my classroom just before the Christmas Break. This beautiful tin, from a very dear family who started their own small flock!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Oh, the pears from the Rogue Valley are irresistably tasty treats! We have several varieties on the farm and each one is perfect for one form or eating or preserving as the other: Dehydrated pears, pear butter, canned pears, pear pie (YUM) and fresh to eat or juiced pears. One of the sweetest, juiciest parts of the autumn harvest.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
After the tiniest bit of rain to settle the dust over night, the sky turned blue and it was nearly 70 degrees again. The garden is still producing and our trip of turning on the sprinkler before the sun comes up has kept the frost from burning the tomatoes, basil, peppers, and squash! It was a more relaxing, but productive day on the farm.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
We lived in musical rooms like the old game we used to play with kids called musical chairs! The bathroom fixtures were moved to the kitchen, the kitchen was moved to the living room and dining room, and the dining room and living stayed where they should be even with the stove and dishwasher next to the couch! In a flurry of a month, the outside of the house was repainted, the picket fence was mended and painted, the shower was torn out and tiled along with the bathroom floor and the walls were painted and new lighting fixtures and trim finished it off. Then we said, hmmm, what about the kitchen? so we painted more walls, refinished the cabinets, and moved the appliance out and repair old sub flooring and put tile on top. Then we cleaned and dusted and put away or gave away the rest of the mess and we were finished just in time to beat the rush of harvest before the frost! Here are some before and after pictures: Outside painting of the house was completed by College Pro Painters. Outside clean up from painters and all fencing and detail work completed by Tim.