Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hens with a mind of their own

We’ve got hens with major attitude this year. The small chicken pen (AKA goose pen or pig pen) by our house has a lot of trees around it so the soil tends to stay loose and loamy. The trees also … Continue reading

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Cabbage aphid

We have a huge cabbage aphid outbreak on the Brussels Sprouts. Lee and I have never seen anything like it before. Cabbage aphids can be controlled by lady beetles, but those have all gone to hibernate in our window panes. … Continue reading

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Potato harvest roundup

Every year Lee worries that our potato harvest is going to be a bust or under perform. This year he was pretty optimistic by midsummer as the plants were gorgeous, but when it came time to dig them up his … Continue reading

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