Category Archives: Around the Homestead

Goodbye to a friend

We made the sad decision earlier this week to take Maggie for the final vet visit.  She would have been 12 years old next month – we had her from about 10 weeks old.  But, her body had worn out: … Continue reading

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Half a million calories

I’ve been working on increasing my long-term storage food recently.  In reading around ARFcom’s Survival Forum, I came across a link for Emergency Essentials‘ Food Storage Analyzer. It is an absolutely great tool for understanding how long the food you … Continue reading

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New Orchard

Winter seems to be coming to an end, despite an April Fools’ Day snowfall.  I spent the past weekend spreading mulch across the landscaping.  I also got my “orchard” started – 3 young apple trees.  I’ve planted Macoun, Empire, and … Continue reading

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The final measurement

Once the white stuff stopped falling, I measured 17.5 inches in my driveway.  Not even close to the “forecasted” 4-8″.  Useless.

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Predicting the weather

It looks like the weather guessers got it wrong again today.  What they said should have been 1 inch of snow followed by a lot of rain has turned into 5-6″ of snow, and still snowing.  It appears the new … Continue reading

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Moving Update

Our move went off largely as planned. We are in the process of getting unpacked and settled in. I’m still coordinating assorted immediate improvements: fence installation and the like. Tractor has been ordered. I think I have an idea as … Continue reading

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Moving

We’re just a week away from finally moving to a new home. We are in the midst of a packing frenzy, which has created a great opportunity to share with the wife. Overheard while packing the bunker: Wife: What’s in … Continue reading

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Blizzard Photos

Here are a couple photos from a few days after the blizzard. I haven’t pulled the neighborhood photos from the other camera yet. Original post blogged on b2evolution.

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Snow Day, Round 2

Another nor’easter is moving in the next couple of hours, with estimated snow fall in the 18-24 inch range. A lot of places have already announced closures for tomorrow. The wife and I have made plans to hunker down at … Continue reading

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Snow Day

We had a nor’easter come through and dump about 2 feet of snow on us today. While that is a substantial amount of snow, it really was a non-event. I suppose I can say that since it was a weekend … Continue reading

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