mushrooms

One of Joe’s projects this spring is growing mushrooms.  He’s got 2 or 3 varieties to get going.  Last week the boys worked on the logs for the shitake mushrooms.  This weekend I came across this article about mushrooms.  I had trouble with the video, but...
Grass Raised Chickens – First chickens of the year.

Grass Raised Chickens – First chickens of the year.

On April 12 we officially had the first chickens out on grass. Well, grass such as it is when the snow has only been off  it a week or less.  We needed to clean out the clearspan building in preparation for our summer production, so these chickens got kicked out and...
About Dirt

About Dirt

With spring comes thoughts of dirt.  More specifically, soil.  One of the recent projects is making biochar to work on improving the long term fertility of our fields.  All winter, every education opportunity has reinforced the concept of feeding the soil to improve...

Last week I had to make a choice.  I needed some veggies and had the choice of a small local retailer, Willow Mercantile, or Meijer’s.  I had to go to Meijer’s anyway for other things Willow doesn’t have, and I did have several children along.  But...

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