February 6, 2015

February 6, 2015 February 6, 2015 If January is garden planning month, then February is “put those plans into action” month.  In January I got out the graph paper and planned my vegetable garden for summer 2015. I was careful to make a plan that rotated crops from the last […]

Continued Dry and Warm

  July 14, 2015 It would appear that summer has arrived here in North Idaho. Of course it officially arrived on June 21st, but the last few weeks we have been experiencing 90 degree temperatures. Normally June can be counted on to be one of the rainiest months of the […]

Winter on the Farm

The garden is put to bed, the horses have donned their winter coats, the canning is finished and it is time to slow down here in the north Idaho/western Montana area. Well, for some folks. Winter on the farm is a little different. Those of us who have animals know […]

July 11, 2014

July 2014 : Dealing with the Broody Hen   Chickens are a staple of the small farm. They “talk” to us. They are where we get the social concept of “the pecking order” (who gets to rule the roost).  They give us eggs, manure for the garden, and a reason […]