Tim frequently says that the farm is a living breathing organism, that's always expanding, and redefining itself. Well this week we helped her out with a lot of new elements that will expand and dynamically change the successional state of the farm's ecosystem. We planted around 300 new cane fruits, that will bramble their way throughout the farm feeding us [...]
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On Vacation! Which is great for him, he needs it. However, it's led to a week of, "when it rains it pours"... Yes, it is raining and we love the precipitation, however it seems like a lot is spinning out of control on the farm, (even though everything's fine, if you're reading this boss!). I'm convinced that farming is the [...]
When I was running my own farm back in KY I always wanted a blog, my wife and I thought it would be a good way to stay connected. Well that rarely happened as well a farm always has something that needs attention and ABC acres is no different. An old proverb says "A rolling stone gathers no moss." Typically [...]
Well, I'll avoid starting this post with my normal line and just say whew it's Friday, I hope your week was a tad more relaxed than ours. I love every minute of it, but there's never a dull moment on the farm. We're back to moving cattle daily, which in turn means the chickens move more frequently. We're preparing for [...]
I'll try to keep today's weekly update in line with the title, but no guarantees. It's been another stellar week here at ABC Acres, with as always a lot of things in motion. We weaned the goat kids, planted trees, installed new irrigation, up-potted tomato seedlings, and even started the daily cattle rotation to fresh grass. However we're ending the [...]
Disclaimer this isn't about sunshine or rainbows, although we've enjoyed both this week at the farm, as well as snow and rain. Today I'll be talking about how farming isn't always sunshine and rainbows. One of my mentors at Beaver Creek ski patrol was fond of saying "It's all Mickey Mouse 'till someone ain't breathing," and although everyone's breathing at [...]
The past week here at ABC Acres has been busy. I have to say I've missed spring time in the Rockies, on Monday we started the week off with intermittent snow storms, and the next day we were working in t-shirts. Of course Tim didn't mind the snow as he has been in Florida all week, he deserves a break, [...]
Each new day on the farm we are reminded that spring is headed into main gear. Daily we notice new buds on trees and bushes, more and more bird activity, and bulbs reaching out for the sun. As we observe the return of growth we eagerly review our grazing plan, in the coming weeks our pastures will have enough grass to [...]
It's been an interesting week on the farm, full of energy and emotions. One of our interns started this week and it's great to have another set of hands on the property. Training a new employee is interesting when I've only been on the ground here about two weeks longer than him. That said Brett's a hard working, diligent man. [...]
Okay, this week has been a blur as I settle into my position as the new farm manager here at ABC Acres. It’s been 10 days since I arrived in Hamilton and 9 that I’ve worked, so excuse me if I touch base on any of the happenings that Tim covered last week. My family and I are fortunate to [...]