Little Seed Farm's Blog – April 2012 Archive (5)

Second Attempt at Building a Goat Shelter

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Our goats are out in the pastures every day and every night. At least that’s the plan. It’s been tough to figure out a solution for portable shelter in case a storm rolls through, or to provide shade during the hot summer heat. Since we have large fields and we use managed rotational grazing we can’t always be sure that there are trees and/or bushes in each new paddock. Because of this, we need to provide…

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Added by Little Seed Farm on April 30, 2012 at 6:57am — 5 Comments

Our First Lesson with the LGDs

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Dogs, after escaping, decide on a little nap near the well-house.

Before we got our LGDs we…

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Added by Little Seed Farm on April 23, 2012 at 9:09am — 1 Comment

The Weekend's Work

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Like everyone else that works a M-F job, I always look forward to the weekends. Back in the city it was a time to hangout with friends, go out to eat, get some beers and genuinely relax. I volunteered for a few charities and by most standards led a productive life. For some reason that drove me crazy. I felt extremely unproductive. The weekends were fun, in a way, but they weren't a good way to make up for a…

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Added by Little Seed Farm on April 16, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Laying Out a Garden for Two

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This weekend we got busy laying out the garden for the two of us. We are planting ~50% more than we think we will need so that one of two things happens. Either 1.) We get too much for us, and our neighbors, friends and animals…

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Added by Little Seed Farm on April 9, 2012 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

The Empowerment of Farming

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We're going on our first full month at the farm and each day we feel more and more empowered to keep moving forward on our journey to provide food for ourselves and others. Going from an apartment, no form of transportation, no land, and basically no ability to do anything for ourselves from start to finish, to having all of the above has taken some getting used to, but it has been very empowering. Of course we haven't done a whole lot yet and we're…

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Added by Little Seed Farm on April 2, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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