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Done with GetSimple

I really want to like it but there's a lot of incompatibility between plugins and themes. That and the lead developer doesn't have his heart in the project. I was hoping to move to something lightweight compared to wordpress. There's a few lightweight CMSs out there but the only other one I liked is project by some German people and as such, 90% [...] Read more

Stump in the high tunnel spot

Stump in the high tunnel spot

Removed a stump from where the high tunnel is going. I was half thinking about leaving it and waiting for it to rot, until I bought a tiller and started tilling. Then I realized how much of a pita it would be. dug and hacked with an axe and finaly broke out y old electric chain saw because I couldn't find my old chain for the Stihl.

Homemade Smoker

Homemade Smoker

20 years ago, I had one of those cheap brinkmann smokers and it worked very well. Of course being thin sheet metal, it eventually rusted out. I finally got another one a few years back and couldn't get it hot enough. There are tricks and hacks to fix that but I couldn't see putting the time and effort into the cheap thing and since I have an [...] Read more

Planning a High Tunnel

Planning a High Tunnel

Like the high tensile fence planning post, this is what my notes look like in CherryTree, the notekeeping program I use. CherryTree is free and works on windows, mac and linux. Unlike the fence, the high tunnel might end up being different than planned. For starters, it's going in sort of a tight spot for rolling it and there's still a few stumps [...] Read more

Time for a High Tunnel

Time for a High Tunnel

I was updating my Planning a High Tunnel post but it was getting long & messy and so much has changed due to a cover film price change of $170.00 where I had planned to buy it. I'm now going with Farmtek film as they're more apt to have the same thing in 4 years when I need to replace it. Note To Self* Shop for deals and don't forget [...] Read more

Kunekune

Kunekune

New Zealanders aka kiwis seem to have a thing for the letter "K" when it comes to naming things. Kiwi fruit, Kiko goats & Kunekune pigs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunekune My goal is to be able to produce as much of our own food as possible, including meat. I don't eat much beef since I contracted an allergy to it. [...] Read more

High Tensile Fence is Underway

High Tensile Fence is Underway

Our high tensile fence, mostly through the woods, is underway. This post is the actual work on progress. To see my planning/notes post, Click Here. I've cut 30+ trees, split and hauled out the big stuff and stacked it. I've got smaller logs laying out there that I'm bringing up a little at a time in cool mornings when the bugs aren't so bad. I [...] Read more

Incubating Chicken Eggs

Incubating Chicken Eggs

24 eggs in an incubator and today is day 9 which means I need to get my butt in gear and make a brooding pen and fix up the old coop. I was only wanting 6 hens and probably one rooster so we can have our own fertilized eggs in the future. I was reading on backyardchickens forum and pretty much everyone there says the Little Giant Still Air [...] Read more

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