Monthly Archives: June 2012

Fence Building

Our goal for 2012 was to build a pole barn and plant some fruit trees on the hill overlooking Gander Hill Pond and the rest of the farm. We need the pole barn to store our tractor and we wanted … Continue reading

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Plan Your farm

Every beginning farmer needs a farm plan before they get started. I am one to believe if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. I have come up with ten steps that will help you plan your farm. Step 1: Decide … Continue reading

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The Flooding Aftermath

After the the flooding in July we decided not to go back to Iowa to see how the trees fared in the flood until after August 15th. That’s the time the contract with FSA says we can mow around the trees. They don’t … Continue reading

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Then Came The Floods

The first spring following the fall when we planted the trees, we made our 6 hr trip from our home in IL to Iowa to check on the trees to see how they fared during the winter. When we pulled … Continue reading

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Planting Of the Trees

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