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The Dilemmas of Small Farming

Unlike last year, we’ve had many successes here on the HHA (Happy Half Acre) this year.  The rabbits are growing well.  The chickens are free ranging more and the children are helping out more and more with chores.   516 more words

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Composting

When I stopped by to get the roosters, I was really inspired.  The family that I got them from are hardcore composters. The gentleman is self employed and provides many services to folks, including tree trimming and lawn maintenance.   369 more words

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Roosters

A friend from work was given five chickens this summer.  Four of them turned out to be roosters.  She and her husband were kind enough to give us two of the roosters, one of which will become meat. 97 more words

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Like Abe Lincoln

The children and I moved one of the wood piles today.  It surrounded a dead aspen tree that was close to the house and needed to come down.   198 more words

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Rebuilding the Outhouse

I’ve mentioned before that there’s a small cabin next to our lot at Santa Lucia thatis abandoned.  I’ve tried to contact the property owner, but he hasn’t responded.   321 more words

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