Author Archives: allisonspenader

Inundated by apples

It’s harvest time here in Wisconsin. We are back to school, and taking weekend jaunts out to the farm. On our last trip we picked apples and hazelnuts. The hazelnut bushes were overflowing and I happily picked baskets full, my … Continue reading

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Go nuts!

We haven’t been able to spend a lot of time at the farm. We went out in mid-July, with newly sharpened mower blades. sharpening the mower blades But when we arrived, it was so buggy we decided to try out … Continue reading

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Happy Solstice!

Oh my! The days are long and the nights are buggy! Most of my update has to do with agriculture this time. I apologize if you were hoping for hilarity- this post is mostly just pleasant, with a little bit … Continue reading

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A Burning Desire….

It’s Memorial Day weekend and our goal is to install a fire pit overlooking the orchard. This was also the first mow of the season, and we were quickly reminded of the various repairs that the tractor needs: new seat, … Continue reading

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Kid tested, mother (and father, and stepmother, and mother-in-law) approved! 

It’s Mother’s Day and the weather couldn’t be more delightful! The landscape had changed so much in these couple visits. The last few weeks have brought visits from all of our parental units! First was a visit from my dad … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day Weekend!

We’ve been so lucky to have warm, dry weather these last few days. This weekend’s main chore was to get a few more fruit trees added to the orchard. Considering that we survive on bagels, burgers, and the occasional taco … Continue reading

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Just call me Jojo…

We hope you had a restful Easter weekend! We’ve been working hard, taking regular breaks from eating Cream Eggs. Check out our lovely Swedish påskris- sticks brought indoors and forced to sprout leaves before their time.  Have you ever noticed … Continue reading

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