Naming the Wildflowers, Even the Obscure Ones

I’ve made some progress on the plant-identification front! Yipee! One of my farm goals is to know the names of all the plants growing on the farm, even the weeds and wildflowers. This has turned out to be more fun and interesting than I expected. Continue reading “Naming the Wildflowers, Even the Obscure Ones”

Why I Always Bring a Camera

I have an old trusty pocket camera, a Lumix LX5, that I always bring with me to the farm. You never know what is going to surprise you when you’re walking about .. so you might as well bring a small camera just in case! For me, nothing beats the ease and speed of a good point and shoot. Continue reading “Why I Always Bring a Camera”

The Trees Planted So Far — November 2012

The title is actually a misnomer. It should be “The Future Trees Planted So Far” because what we are planting are not yet trees.  A tree has a trunk taller than 2 meters and would need to be balled out. Continue reading “The Trees Planted So Far — November 2012”

Our First Tree Planting Site at the Farm

For our first attempt at tree planting at the farm, we chose a long strip of land right by our entrance that is flanked by a big field and a path on one long end and a dry stream bed on the other long end.  It seemed like a good idea to plant there since it is near our entrance we can check up on it often. Continue reading “Our First Tree Planting Site at the Farm”