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Winter Projects Underway

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Thursday December 02, 2010   -   By Terry

The summer season is way too busy to work on house-building projects, so each winter there's a list of things to do during the funky weather.  One of the projects is flooring.  A friend of a friend had oak tongue and groove flooring left over...

This is no easy project!

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday July 27, 2010   -   By Brian

We applied for a USDA research grant through NRCS (Natural Resource Conservation Service) to evaluate high tunnels.  The research entails reporting to the USDA what and how much we plant, amendments used on the soil and what our yields are, each year...

Spring Work

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Saturday April 03, 2010   -   By Chris

The maple sugarin' season was very short this year with a low yield.  We made about 25% of what we made last year.  Lucky for us we have a very diversified farm and we don't rely on one product/season.  My advice is that if you are looking to...

Construction Continues on the Sugar Shack

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Sunday October 25, 2009   -   By Chris

Last weekend we started to put the roof together for our sugar shack.  It will ultimately be an open-walled pole structure to house our maple syrup evaporator.  We'll be able to make much more syrup once we're able to get a roof overhead the whole...

Rain Gutters = Dry Pigs

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday August 24, 2009   -   By Chris

One of the projects that was on the slate this summer was to install gutters along the front edge of the barn.  Mainly I wanted to keep some of the water out of the pig pen, but also I wanted to try to keep the rain splashing on the barn sills to a...

A Pilgrim's Progress

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Sunday June 21, 2009   -   By Chris

Well, it threatened to rain all day, but only spritzed a little bit here and there for a couple of minutes.  So, my work crew (see photo 1) and I got lots accomplished on the new chicken coop/shed. We managed to get the end rafters up and we...

Class at Love Apple Farm: Vegetable Bed Design and...

Blog: Slow Life with Real Food   -   Tuesday May 19, 2009   -   By Amber

When beginning a garden, it is helpful to have the guidance of a professional. This helps to avoid some seriously costly mistakes, as smart as you think you may be. My spring garden is lovely, thanks to my Early Spring Vegetable Class teacher, Cynthia...

Thick with Chicken Coops

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday April 20, 2009   -   By Chris

It has been a busy several days here.  With school vacation last week, there were lots of projects to finish up, continue, and start. Erica and the kids were able to get all the seeds started in a small indoor greenhouse, we tilled the garden...

Don't Fence Me In!

Blog: Re Rustica   -   Wednesday March 18, 2009   -   By fullofbeans

Is the grass greener on the other side? We’re constructing a fence to keep our birds from grazing on our neighbor’s field. They just discovered the tasty grasses and things there! They’re not bad birds, but they do need some structure in their lives....

Cold Hands

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Thursday January 15, 2009   -   By Chris

So we started out our farm life several years ago with a rabbit.  Then we had two rabbits.  Then, well, you know how that works.  We progressed to a small chicken coop with funky little diamond-shaped windows.  We had two...

What and How we Do what we do here on the Farm

Blog: Destiny Farm   -   Monday November 10, 2008   -   By Joni

Here at Destiny Farm, Mike and I are always looking for ways to do things better for our farm Visitors and Customers. Please feel free to post on our blog and let us know of any Ideas or changes you think we should make to make our farm better for you. It can...


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