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Daikon Radishes

Yesterday, the weather was calling for our coldest temp so far (23F), so I thought it would be a good time to harvest some of our daikon radishes that are growing in the garden.   I had not expected this … Continue reading

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Mushrooms in the orchard – Nov 2012

November has been a cool and rainy month for us this year. This kind of weather certainly brings out the mushrooms! There are a lot of “old friends” popping up everywhere in the orchard, inky caps, fairy cups and clumps … Continue reading

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Homestead Construction #7 – Nice and Dry – The Roof is Finished

It took a bit longer than expected, but the homestead roof is finished. Our goal was to get the roof on and everything dry by the end of October, so we made our goal! Once the walls were completed, the … Continue reading

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Asparagus Berries/Seed

While traveling past one of the Harry & David pear orchards a week or so back, the family noticed a bunch of red berries on a plant growing along the roadside. After stopping to look, it was obvious that it … Continue reading

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Water Chestnuts – Harvest Day

The water chestnut experiment was completed today. Overall, I would say that the experiment to see if water chestnuts could be grown in southern Oregon was a success. However, the total yield was very small (~2 lbs) from the 16 … Continue reading

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Homestead Construction #6 – Walls are up!

The masonry walls are complete! It has taken two weeks, but the external walls of the house and two internal masonry walls are fully up and filled. With the walls up, it is really starting to seem like a house. … Continue reading

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Starting Black Locust from Seed

I planted a dozen or so Black Locust seedling trees around our property last year.. and the deer found them delicious! They didn’t even get a chance to settle in before getting completely chomped. The trees were not big enough … Continue reading

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