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Cookout

By the first weekend of August it sure seemed like we had owned the farm forever, but we realize that we had closed on it only just over 2 weeks before.  We’ve been enthusiastically engaged in shearing trees and learning what we need to know… but, let’s take a break for a cookout! Of course, I completely forgot to take any photos, but thanks to Mike for picking up my camera…
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Oh, deere.

This week’s adventures in farming included plowing a second field for tree planting. Then I had to harrow both fields to cut up that sod as part of the process.  What I hadn’t realized that I also signed up for: getting my tractor stuck in a soggy spot in the newly plowed field.  Yes, you read that right, STUCK.  Not just stuck, but really stuck. In the mud.  The kind of stuck that my little VW golf was not going to help.  The kind of stuck that you can’t see the front tires.  The kind of stuck where you hear the mud gurgle beneath your feet as you sink in while standing next to the tractor wondering where those
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Deere John

For years I’ve been trying to talk Atlanta into letting me get a real tractor for our small CSA in Portsmouth to no avail. I had given up. But, yesterday Rich showed me all of the controls on the tractor at Third Stone Farm and I plowed my very first field.  While riding it, it suddenly occurred to me that I finally figured out how to get my tractor — buy a farm that already has one. Atlanta likes to think everything is “ours” but I want to say this is MY tractor. yup, probably not all that interesting to watch but here I am driving the tractor! watch the video: Driving the tractor and: The field
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Tim, Atlanta & Willow just bought the FARM!

Yup, you read that right, Tim, Atlanta & Willow just bought the FARM, Third Stone Christmas Tree Farm, to be exact. Sure, there’s lots to tell about the place & what we’re thinking, but we figured we’d start off with a cookout to invite any of our curious friends to come check it out. So, here are the details: Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 @ 5:00 At our new place in Barnstead Third Stone Farm 106 Garland Rd Barnstead, NH 03218 Please RSVP to let us know that you are coming! I will send you directions to make it easy to find us since gps tends to send people the long way. Cookout details: This is a BYOM(eat) 
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