Monthly Archives: March 2013

  1. Weekend Project: Tires to make our house pretty

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    March 28, 2013 by suchandsuchfarm

    We’ve been collecting old tires for a while now. Whenever we would get our hands on one, we’d throw them on the side of the barn in hopes that in one day we’ll think of something useful for them. In fact, old tires are hella handy to have around the farm. You can grow potatoes in them (although that didn’t work out too well for us last year), make nesting boxes out of them for your chickens, build an Earth home with them, just throw them down a hill and see whose tire goes the furthest or make flower planters out of them… which is what we did.

  2. The Greenhouse is Leeking! (Haha. Leeks.. get it?)

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    March 22, 2013 by suchandsuchfarm

    juliet tomato seedlings in greenhouse

    Ok, the greenhouse isn’t really leaking. We just like wordplay. In fact, the greenhouse is looking pretty awesome these days. Zach has been kicking some plant ass! He just finished the first round of up-potting tomatoes, peppers, kale and leeks. Ahh.. seed babies. They grow up so fast!

  3. Pruning Apple Trees with Nice Guy Ted

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    March 18, 2013 by suchandsuchfarm

    pruning apple trees in the late winter

    When we bought the farm, it came with our very own apple trees in the front yard. They were really neat to look at… but didn’t really produce squat. We were sure that they were a lost cause since it didn’t look like anyone had touched them for many, many, many, many years. However, our friend Nice Guy Ted, proved us wrong.

  4. Flowers for Robby (RCD4)

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    March 14, 2013 by suchandsuchfarm

    planting perennial and annual flowering bulbs

    Saturday, March 9th marked the one year anniversary of our friend Rob’s passing. But it just so happened that on Saturday, March 9th, the sun came out, the weather warmed up and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. It was the perfect day and date to plant a flower bed in honor of Robby. Nice Guy Ted had been collecting annual and perennial bulbs for us and brought them over that Saturday to plant. I wish we could plant a PBR tree or concrete flowers for him, but tulips and day lilies will have to do.

  5. Sweet, tiny, precious little baby seedlings in the greenhouse

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    March 11, 2013 by suchandsuchfarm

    kale seedlings in the greenhouse

    With springtime just around the corner (we’re hoping), our interior space sufficiently set-up and our climate control system installed, we were finally ready to put this greenhouse to work! But wait! We were missing one important component. We need to get lit! I mean really lit.

  6. Zach goes to America’s hat… Canada!

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    March 7, 2013 by suchandsuchfarm

    So after two years of research, planning, digging, building, and drinking our greenhouse finally exists. There it is. Sitting right next to the garden. We are finally ready to grow some sick tight vegetables, yeah? Not quite. This is the story of how Zach got the final and most important part of our greenhouse puzzle.