llama Grove Groove

Valley of the Camelids

Archive for September, 2008

A Tree Fell in the Forest

Posted by kari on September 29, 2008
Posted under firewood

Fortunately, our neighbors saw. This was a very large elm tree that split several times near the middle. Fortunately it was just not a little taller, or it would have taken down the fence to the new back pasture. Ursula would have loved that ! Read the rest of this entry »

Heating the Homestead

Posted by kari on September 21, 2008
Posted under firewood, Uncategorized

woodStocking up for the winter in more than one way these days.

Xposted Taste Testing

Posted by kari on September 15, 2008
Posted under food

Sashti is a cutie.

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Posted by kari on September 11, 2008
Posted under alpaca

With one half of the workers gone, not much happens at llama Grove.  Even the llamas are bored.

Putting Food By The Sequel

Posted by kari on September 9, 2008
Posted under food

We did put up as much food as we’ve been able to. Still there are farmer’s markets and harvest boxes to consider, but it’s been a hard year on gardens all around. Broccoli, coloflower, spinach, and other early season, but very important vegis didn’t do well. We will have to work hard to store up tomatoes, simply becuase we use so many each week.


For onions, we use them as quickly as we put them up! As you can see from the pictures, a braid is put up and by the end of the week, we’re down to two onions. So off to the farmer’s market this week for more onions than our little garden can provide. In fact, for onions and tomatoes, we could plant our entire back field, and still not have enough for a year.

The Last Castration

Posted by kari on September 4, 2008
Posted under Uncategorized

Today we had the last castration this farm will see for quite a while. Is that a milestone? Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by kari on September 1, 2008
Posted under Uncategorized


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