April 14, 2015


All of our dozen or so apple trees have been coming into bloom this week. They look and smell heavenly.


We don't sell apples from our trees. They make some very good cider, and each year either we or friends at a nearby farm press them and ferment most of the tart, ta...

April 8, 2015

 Growing arnica well around here is a challenge.


So I'm glad to see the arnica patch I started last year is coming up strong and healthy this spring. Should be plenty of flowers this summer for salve and/or liniment--excellent for bruises and sore muscles.


April 2, 2015

Twice a year, at or near the solar equinoxes (March 21 and September 21, usually), it's time to tilt our photovoltaic panels from (or to) their wintertime low slant to (or from) their summertime steep slant. 


The optimum angles depend on your latitude, b...

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