Personal Weather Stations

Keeping Track of Weather at the Farm

Acurite 1025
Pulling weather data for the farm


We installed our Acurite 1025 Personal Weather StationĀ about 18 months ago and got about a year of reliable service until it started dropping the signal to the internet connection. Random stuff yes, but now we were used to checking the weather regularly and never knew when we would have a signal. Read more

Nothing Runs Like A Deere, John Deere That Is

Our John Deere 2520 tractor. Oh yeah, this is the machine to have.

John Deere
The New John Deere 2520 Tractor


There’s nothing like a boy and his toys. Mine happens to be a John Deere 2520 tractor with a 62″ mowing deck (10″ widerĀ than the old tractor had) and a bucket loader.

When we moved to Clean Slate Farm we knew we needed more than a push mower Read more

Cold Frame Update

Cats and Cold Frames

Calvin the cat takes out
the cold frame.

One morning while I was admiring the view of the valley, Calvin the cat ambled by, jumped on the top of the cold frame and started chasing water droplets under the plastic. I shooed him off.

The next morning I went out to check in the parsley in the frame I see the above image. Yes, he fell on a few parsley plants and smashed them, thankfully not permanently.

Joanne hacked a fix with duct tape and the experiment continues.