September 1, 2012

Freeville Earthship

It has its own amazing blog - you really just need to see it. (It's on Ed Hill Road near the Cornell Organic farm if you want to see it from the road, in the area where Angelika's orchard was....

Posted by simon at 4:34 PM

September 23, 2009

Never chase black ducks at twilight

Through an orchard full of black caps and other pointy plants. Our Cayuga ducks are great, but get more and more invisible as it gets darker. Every now and then we need to move them from place to place, which...

Posted by simon at 7:53 PM

August 27, 2007

Clearing paths through the orchard

I spent a lot of the weekend behind a brush hog, clearing paths through overgrown fields and forest. Angelika's orchard-to-be is off Ed Hill Road north of Freeville, and it's on land that's well into the succession process. Much of...

Posted by simon at 12:20 PM

July 9, 2007

Currant power

We're trying to finish off foods that weren't produced locally this month, and last night I created something strange. I had leftover pork from my mother's 4th of July dinner, with some juice, and thought I'd use it to finish...

Posted by simon at 8:21 AM

July 7, 2007

Big step toward an orchard

There have been a lot of times in the recent permaculture work when I've wished for a pickup truck in place of my Saturn sedan. That free manure pile on Game Farm Road calls, and getting machinery repaired or furniture...

Posted by simon at 5:59 PM