Recipe for Grape Jam

October 13, 2014 Leave a comment
Grape Jam

Grape Jam

A few years ago, I planted 12 different types of grapes on the farm, including many plants that I cloned. This year I’ve finally started to taste the rewards of that effort, in the form of Grape Jam. [ Continue Reading at ITfarmersblog.com ]

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Rainy Cool Summer

August 6, 2014 Leave a comment
Garden and Dozer

Garden and Dozer

It’s been an unseasonable cool summer, with what seems like twice the normal amount of rain. I’ve only had to water the garden in the first few weeks after it was planted, and I haven’t touched it since.  The crops are still doing very well for the most part. [ Continue Reading @ http://itfarmersblog.com/?p=2844 ]

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Hoop House Trials

May 28, 2014 Leave a comment

 

Ends Up

Ends Up

I’ve been meaning to take cool weather veggies more seriously for several years now. I’ve never had much luck with the likes of broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, and thought there might be an issue with my timing. I was also interested in extending the growing season in the spring and fall, so I decided somewhere in the depths of the miserable winter of  2013-2014 to construct a hoop house. [ Continue Reading at ItfarmersBlog.com ]

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Oliver OC-3 Dozer

November 7, 2013 Leave a comment
Oliver OC-3 Dozer

Oliver OC-3 Dozer

This summer I acquired a small, antique bull-dozer. I didn’t have any use in mind for it, but the prices was too good to pass up. The first day I drove it was quite an education. For one, there are two directional handles rather then a steering wheel, and curiously, this machine had two shifters. [ Continue Reading at http://itfarmersblog.com/?p=2818 ]

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Busy Building

September 19, 2013 Leave a comment
When I Moved In

When I Moved In

When I moved into my new home, I had a half completed project waiting for me in the background. This structure was originally intended to be a horse barn, but I’m not the type who enjoys feeding animals everyday nor do I enjoy making or stacking hay in the hot summer. So, I’ve decided to finish the building for use as [ Continue Reading at: http://itfarmersblog.com/?p=2807 ]

“A Normal Garden”

June 20, 2013 Leave a comment
Normal Garden

Normal Garden

After years of telling myself to cut back, I’ve finally managed to plant a much smaller, much more “normal” sized garden. It’s amazingly simple to maintain, and I only have to move the sprinkler once per watering to cover all of my plants. I’d guess the … [ Continue Reading at: http://itfarmersblog.com/?p=2798 ]

Categories: General

Towering Tomatoes & Number5

May 20, 2013 Leave a comment
Last Tomatoes Planted - Roma

Last Tomatoes Planted – Roma

I’ve been starting tomatoes in my greenhouse for several years now, but I’ve just now learned something new: If you start tomatoes too early, it seems to stunt their growth. The tomatoes above were the last that I planted, and yet they … [ Continue Reading at http://itfarmersblog.com/?p=2787 ]

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