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Hop yard

Hops poles are in!  After going through lots of plan changes, I finally decided on my strategy.  I had originally planned to use metal poles to get the hops trellis 20 feet up (requiring a 24′ pole) but I’ve elected to try out some wooden poles first.  The benefit of...
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and so it goes

It seems the stars have recently aligned unfavorably.  I had just put the mowers back together to start the summer mowing.  The Cub needed a couple of minor parts to reattach the deck while the John Deere deck needed a complete overhaul.  I had to weld reinforcement steel onto the...
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After planting 1,000 trees at the beginning of May and 1,200 last spring, we need some real spring rain to get the trees of to a good start. It seems that we’ve gone about 4 weeks without more than a trace of rain and things have been unseasonably parched.  With...
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