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Cultivate Simple 33: Stew 2.0

June 10th, 2013

An honest and unrehearsed discussion about trying to live a more simple life. This is episode 33 and today we are talking about everything that’s going on Around the Run.

The main garden when we put the pigs in and the main garden yesterday after moving the pigs and putting in a few days of work ourselves. The first two were taken on April 27th when we put the pigs in that area. The other two were taken last night. And this is with moving the pigs off of this area for a week or ten days.
Main Garden in back 1
Main Garden in back 2
Main Garden in back 3
Main Garden in back 4

What’s mistakes have you learned from recently?

10 Comments to “Cultivate Simple 33: Stew 2.0”
  1. Crinia on June 10, 2013 at 6:14 am

    Don’t drive through the bottom paddock after heavy rain or you will get bogged.

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  2. BJ on June 10, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Rick plants Kennebec, Kathadin, and Yukon Gold potatoes in our family garden.

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  3. Myra on June 10, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Don’t use plastic rolls of fencing: keeps the chickens out but doesn’t hinder the rabbits. They wiggle under it and gnaw through it. Next year a permanent wire fence or a pretty white picket fence for sure!

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  4. Nebraska Dave on June 10, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Don’t rush planting even if the calendar says it’s time to plant.

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  5. BJ on June 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Once again thanks for the mention on the show today. It even brought a smile to Matt’s face hearing his name mentioned in your bee segment. We truly enjoy having you as neighbors and friends as well :)

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  6. Mich on June 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    With anything new sometimes the learning curve is gentle sometimes its steep. Hope your bees are ok.
    Shoot that fox now it’s got a taste of chicken takeout it’ll be back again & again. Guineas make a great warning system.
    My lesson don’t join up to many rolls of chook electric fencing as the jolt won’t be as ‘zappy’ and a hungry fox will break in. Dammit.

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  7. DebbieB on June 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Oh, it’s too bad about the bees. I hope they were properly settled into the hive this morning.

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  8. Penny on June 11, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I am so curious about the bees– do we have to wait a whole week to find out??? I am STILL learning lessons… like, don’t wait to eliminate slugs (all of my flower and plant seedlings have been eaten to the ground before I could control them). Thank goodness for farmer’s markets and all who grow starts for people like me! ;-)

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  9. Misti on June 11, 2013 at 8:33 am

    That shot of the field where the pigs dug up back towards your house is rather dreamy with the fog. ;) Sorry about the bees!

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  10. Mr. Chiots on June 12, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Update on the bees. I moved the hive back to where the pile was located. Most moved back in. I called Matt and he came up and took a look at the pile to make sure that the queen was not under it. We coaxed a few more back in. There is still a very small pile out front that we placed a box over to protect from the rain. Matt is coming up in a week to make sure everything is on track.

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