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Off the Charts at -90°F and Colder than Hell

We fell off the wind chill chart… Someone wrote me asking about the temperatures last night here in Vermont. It was -34.2°F on Sugar Mountain. The 70 mph winds were the real killer giving a windchill of about -90°F. This … Continue reading

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Sunflower South Field Plateau

Sunflower Daze Sunflowers, sunchokes, pumpkins, squash, beets, turnips, mangels, kale, broccoli, radishes and tomatoes are some of the things we love to grow in our summer gardens. Come fall the livestock are rotated through to graze down the bounty as … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Frame Finished

Finished Greenhouse Frame Will, shown in the orange work suit, was the master builder of our greenhouse. The frame is now finished and solid. One of the last things he and Ben did was to put a beam that runs … Continue reading

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Brassicas Endure

Brassica Stub The pigs tend to eat the leaves of kale, cabbage, broccoli and other brassicas during the warm months, leaving the roots to continue growing. A good sustainable practice. It’s mid-November and these are one of the things that … Continue reading

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