First Joys of Spring!

March 26, 2017

What a glorious day! Thursday,  March 23rd, the sun was shining brightly and the warmth was embracing us.  A few  wispy clouds floated in the sky as we walked in a lush field, patiently awaiting Mo (aka Maurine), the cow as she was showing great signs that her calf would be born that day.  It […]

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Eggs! Eggs! Eggs!

March 4, 2017

SPRING IS ALMOST HERE!! How do we know? Eggs! Eggs! Eggs! My very first experience with chickens has occurred and they actually do lay eggs!  I, Deena, was getting quite discouraged, along with my hubby and the kids but on February 28th, my daughter ran into the house to announce…WE HAVE 2 EGGS!  The house […]

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2017 Summer Camps’ Flyer!!!

January 25, 2017
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Life in 2017

January 12, 2017

2012 through 2016 was a season filled with life’s ups and downs, which limited our ability to keep the Cultured Home website current, but we are thrilled to be back, now!!  We are so looking forward to 2017!  We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Deena Rumsey and what a blessing to do […]

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Axe Demonstration

February 16, 2015

Here I am working with my axe to chop up some freshly cut alder trees harvested from one of our pastures.  These were from ~30 trees that were prepared for our pollard demonstration. A coppice is when trees re-grow quickly from live stumps, which are harvested about every 5 years.  A pollard is when the […]

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Ruth’s day with Maureen the cow

July 17, 2012

At dinner, Ruth Helen told us her story of the day.  She started by telling Abigail and me and covered everything again in greater detail when Kathy and Samuel came in for dinner, and when we called grandparents so they could hear the story firsthand.  Ruth’s story went like this: “The story is about Mo.  […]

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Intro to Sustainable Family Farming

June 27, 2012

Intro to Sustainable Family Farming   Is it possible for a family to produce nutrient dense eggs, milk and meat without being full time farmers?  If you are interested in growing more than a garden on your property, or are dreaming of getting started on a few acres, we’d love to encourage you!  Come join […]

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Spring 2012 Gypsum Application

June 27, 2012

I’m getting good at getting this stuff spread. On Sunday, June 3rd, I applied 13 bags/520 lbs in less than an hour using my “flower pot” technique.  I fill 2 plastic flower pots with gypsum, hold one in each hand and shake them as I walk to evenly spread a 10 ft swath.  I started […]

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Fall Lime Application

October 22, 2011

October 22nd, 2011. We had friends over and spent a little more than 2 hours spreading lime.  There were six of us filling and shaking plastic flower pots over about 3 acres.  It was a wet day, and everyone was covered with a patina of white by the time we finished and took our lunch. […]

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Improvements noticed after lime, gypsum & boron applications

September 22, 2011

Last December I applied 500 lbs/acre of agricultural lime to our place. In March, we put down about 300 lbs/acre of gypsum, and about 0.5 lb/acre of boron.  Gypsum has sulphur which is needed in protein, and boron enables the calcium to be used in the plants. So what did that accomplish? The grass was […]

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