Monthly Archives: October 2010

Len Foote Hike Inn – Day 2

Saturday morning…. I’d been awake and waiting for others to start moving around.  At the first rustle and the glow of an i-phone showing over the edge of the top bunk – I knew it was time!  I get so … Continue reading

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Len Foote Hike Inn- Day 1

A friend had told me about the Len Foot Hike Inn and I was intrigued.  It sounded like a great hike and my girls were old enough to handle the “moderate” rating of the hike.  I made reservations at the … Continue reading

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Walking Stick

Before we began our hike to the Len Foote Inn, we needed to use the restroom.  And there, waiting in line on the fence, was a Walking Stick insect. It was so still, making it easy to photograph.  This one … Continue reading

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Corn Maze!

As promised, we had a “fun night” after our day of working.  We all headed out to the Washington Farm Corn Maze.  It was a beautiful night, the weather was perfect and we were all ready to “play” after a … Continue reading

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October Work Day with the Kids

I decided in August that we would start having “work weekends.”  One day a month we all would work together on different projects around the farm.  It’s worked really well and the best part – it’s fun when we all … Continue reading

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Apple Picking at BJ Reece Orchard

Ever since my kids were little, I’ve taken them to “you pick” farms for the experience of knowing where their food comes from.  Apple picking has to be one of our favorites – I think it’s the time of year … Continue reading

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Metal Nesting Boxes

Now that the weather has turned a bit cooler, it’s time for projects here on the farm.  On Labor Day weekend, we started working on the chicken area.  There were several things that needed my attention – one being the … Continue reading

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Quick! Get a Jar!

A few weeks ago I was walking with a couple of families on a Homestead Tour here at the farm.  We were headed to the orchard when this wonderful creature was spotted meandering across our driveway.  The families were aware … Continue reading

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Banding the New Hens

The longer I homestead, the more I realize how important it is to be a good steward of the resources I have available to me.  Last year, I kept track of the amount of chicken feed I was purchasing and … Continue reading

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All Work and No Play Makes Jack…

I love to work.  This is no surprise to any of my family members.  I love being outside.  I love working on the farm.  And I love being with my kids.  My kids, however, aren’t as motivated to work on … Continue reading

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