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Pressing Cider -- Part II

After picking the apples and building the press, it was time to make the cider. It took me about a day to process the five bushels into cider and dehydrated apples. 870 more words

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Pressing Cider -- Part I

It’s time for picking apples and making cider. We don’t have apple-producing trees at the institute yet. We have two ornamental, non-bearing apple trees, but it will take a few years until we have newly planted trees bearing fruit. 843 more words

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The Bartlett River Miracle

September. In years past it’s meant digging out the crawlspace, filling the car, and early mornings in ferry terminals. But not this year. Or the year after this one. 1,745 more words

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Garden Experiments

It is starting to feel like fall, and the average first frost is only three weeks away (source). That means we’re thinking about next spring and starting preparations. 624 more words

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Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival -- An Excuse for Sheep Photos

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post about the sheepdog trials, the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival was held this last weekend in Jefferson, Wisconsin. I’ll give an audio tour of this festival in an upcoming podcast (October 6th), but today I wanted to provide the visuals. 526 more words

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Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival -- Sheepdog Trials

The Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival was held this last weekend in Jefferson, Wisconsin. The crowd could be divided into three groups: yarn and fiber enthusiasts, sheepdog people, and sheep farmers (I hesitate to call them shepherds, as that conjures up an image of a lone boy driving a flock onto a high pasture instead of the more industrial-pastoral way of life of modern sheep husbandry). 577 more words

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Light-Earth Building Course

If you’re interested in joining the Ruatoria Light-Earth Building course being run by EIT Tairāwhiti in conjunction with Hikurangi Enterprises, please complete the form below and we will be in touch asap. 66 more words

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