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Mar 7Liked by Ashley Adamant

My Harvest Right is going non-stop. Taking care of the fall veggies before they start regrowing although I did miss a basket of potatoes, but the chicks/turkeys enjoyed them. Too small to use to regrow.

Finishing up all the winter projects and cleaning. Repairing clothing that has been sitting in my basket for months.

Learning about self-defense and weapons safety.

Walking the property. Making plans. Dreaming of projects.

Wishing I was younger. But forging ahead regardless. Trying to keep the madness of the world from destroying my soul. But still trying to be a force of good in my community.

Pam from Vermont

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That about sums it up in better words than I can craft. Pam, I'm right there with you on every point.

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Mar 7Liked by Ashley Adamant

years ago i developed a different way of planting which doubles your garden yield and also keeps weeds from growing as badly if you are interested let me know and i will share thanks for your site i do enjoy it

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Of course I want to know! You can't leave me hanging like that =). Please do share.

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Please share!!

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what i found to do is plant seeds in your first row then move over approx 10 to 12 inches and plant another row the next row move over approx 18 inches then plant 2 more rows like the first. you will still have to weed until the plants are large enough at that time the plants will create a canopy that will keep the weeds to grown this will work for beans peas and anything else that creates quite a bit of leaves works very well on green beans carrots turnips etc can be planted the same way. you will have to experment with what you are planting. if you use commercial fertilizer you only need to fertilize one side of the plants hopefully i have explained this enough if not please let me know and i shall try and clear things up. let me know thanks cairyn

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That makes great sense!

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"Strappy dresses and sandals" had me laughing which induced more coughing as I recover from some kind of nasty cold virus. I still have about a foot of snow in most places though the pasture has melted. The leeks I left to go to seed last year survived though they are looking a bit rough. We are headed to the WA coast for 4 days - this is my pre-gardening rest and relaxation trip. When I return I start sowing seeds in my indoor growing station, and begin the season. After 3 decades of growing food and medicine, I am always amazed at how excited I become in anticipation of the growing season.

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thank you for all the wonderful info. you are blessed .

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Always enjoy your articles even though I live in Florida and will never have the opportunity to try some of the Vermont things you enjoy, however a friend who has a number of geese and brought me some goose eggs in trade for some bread that was given to me, commercial bread that is primarily only good for animals, he has about 100 chickens so I get bread for him regularly, and I have been wondering what to do with them so your article came just in time! I have friends in Minnesota that I have visited and the first time I was there it was -37 when we got there but it warmed to the 20s the next day and we thought it was summer so I know what you mean about the temperature changes. Keep up the good work and try to stay warm!

Mike in St. Augustine

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I'm right here with you! Although we have plenty of chicken eggs again, maple syrup and MUD MUD MUD. Will I ever have clean shoes again?!

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Just envy you having the space. Here we are melting already as we hit 91f this week one day. Have been in the 70's for a couple weeks.

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In touting Wild Grains Bakery products. Have you given any thought to the carbon footprint that is involved in such an enterprise?

How much of the packaging is biodegradable after use? I'm very interested in subscribing. But am reluctant as this enterprise doesn't seem a "Sustainable" business, in the definition of my experience of Farming in New England. The cost alone would be prohibitive to most of my fellow subsistence and Market Farmers.

I do love my fresh baked breads and rolls!

Happy Farming!

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Do you have advice for encouraging broody/ parental behavior in geese? I have a small flock that’s building a nest which they are very territorial around but not sitting the eggs yet.

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I need to change my email address from wmjudith @hughes.net to jagswacina @yahoo.com.

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As the GC, I am remodeling the family home so I can start doing some of these things. The HR is sitting on its cart, ready to get started! First run!

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I know what you mean about the sourdough! It takes a bit of time ,doesn't it? LOL I just tried dehydrating some starter to use it up and take a break for a while and it's going really well! Happy spring to yinz from this western Pa gal!

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