On the farm

Nothing Runs Like A Deere, John Deere That Is

23 April 2014

There’s nothing like a boy and his toys. Mine happens to be a John Deere 2520 tractor with a 62″ mowing deck (10″ wider┬áthan the old tractor had) and a bucket loader. When we moved to Clean Slate Farm we knew we needed more than a push mower to hack away at the vast expanse […]

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Cheap Greenhouse for Seed Starting

26 March 2014

Four years ago, when we moved to Clean Slate Farm, we were getting ready to start the garden. By chance I was at the local drugstore and walked by a display of mark down items. To my delight there was a smallish “knock-down” mini greenhouse for home use. It seemed to be well constructed, kind […]

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Seed Starting for 2013

3 May 2013

It’s time to start the seeds for 2013 in earnest. This is our fourth growing season at Clean Slate Farm and seed starting is an annual ritual. We’ve never bought vegetable plants because there are so many interesting heirloom varieties to choose from. Each season teaches us more about how and what to grow and […]

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