llama Grove Groove

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Archive for April, 2009

Diggin’ Ditches

Posted by kari on April 25, 2009
Posted under Uncategorized

Let it rain, we’ll be ready.

Garden Goes In

Posted by kari on April 24, 2009
Posted under food

The garden is in! A little more work on Ray’s part, and a lot of help from the baby, we finished the irrigation and planted the first round of seeds and transplants. 


Posted by kari on April 23, 2009
Posted under drainage, field, weather

All winter we fought the water. In some ways we were the clear winners: the barn did not flood.

In some ways it was a draw: we directed the stream that runs next to the barn. As long as we didn’t drive over it with the truck, it stayed in the path we made. Did I mention that the truck is the only way to get to the manuer pile in the winter?

Ray rented a trench digger, got some help, and dug 300 feet of soon to be subterranian paths for this water. A French drain was about to begin. The trencher didn’t like working in very wet soil so the water path and about 15 feet of the area North of the barn had to be dug by hand. The trencher was returned, the pipe has been purchased, now we are waiting for a dry day to continue work.

This is it! This will work. We will finally overcome the water!


Posted by kari on April 8, 2009
Posted under cow

Cinnamon was dehorned today. She went to the vet for the procedure, and arrived in green style. This little cow isn’t going to be taken around in the car anymore now that she’s over a hundred pounds. But one last time, for ol’ time’s sake.

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