Monthly Archives: January 2009

Thinking about Blackberries

Today I am thinking about blackberries.  This is because I am doing my annual, mid-winter pruning of the bases of the vines in our yard- trying to keep them at bay. I am thinking about when I was a kid, and we would … Continue reading

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Pruning Accomplished

The pruning is done!  It took us three days, but we really accomplished a lot.  About 9 of the trees in the orchard needed some serious topping, and the rest just simple pruning.  Tom took a class from Skagit Extension regarding caring for your … Continue reading

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Shearing Date for Schoonover Farm

We have our shearing date scheduled for March 11th, a Wednesday.  Tom is insisting that I not shear all 30 of our sheep alone this year.  Last year I injured my back in the process and missed several weeks of paying work.  So this year we are … Continue reading

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