Category: Projects

Exciting News for The Ohl Farm!

Well, it’s nearly Thanksgiving, and we have a renewed plan for the farm.. I’m not going to spill all the beans just yet… as I intend to do that over the next few days, and weeks, and bring people with…

Week 17 – April Garden Updates

Each week I have to go back and re-read my previous week’s post just to remember where I was last week. For some reason, this week I read the post for week 16, and thought somehow I had skipped a…

Week 14 – April Garden Updates

Well, Most of the folks that read this will know I am in the Master Gardener classes as a student. We had our annual Spring plant sale last Saturday, and it turned out to be a great success!! There were…

Week 13 – March Garden Updates

Hope you had a Happy Easter!! I’ll just dive right in with the updates, and some info on things to come… We have been eating Asparagus for a few weeks now, and it has been fantastic, best year yet. I…

Week 6 – Feb Garden Updates

There has been some progress this week around the farm. I have worked in the greenhouse a lot, and gotten more plants potted up, as well as the workbench finished, and am in the process of getting the center aisle…

Week 5 – Jan Garden Updates

It was a bit of a short week as far as gardening goes… but I did get a few things done. Potatoes are in the ground, and in 2 ‘planters’ as well. Well, sure, they are planters, since on a…

Week 4 – Jan Garden Updates

Wow, the time is fairly flying… January is coming to a close already real soon. The Greenhouse is up for the most part and there are just small things to finish here and there. The most important thing it needs still is…

Week 3 – Jan Garden Updates

This week has been filled with seedlings, construction of the Greenhouse, and garden work. A litter of piglets looks to be due very soon, as well as a couple goats being ready to kid. Tommy Bravo seems to be doing…

Week 1 – Jan Garden Updates

Planted Spinach, Kohlrabi, and Lettuce in Bed 3 in the Market Garden. Planted Peppers in the seed flat, and Planted Tomatoes in the seed flat. Herbs are up and looking almost ready to transfer to 4″ pots. Some Zinnias and…

Week 2 – Jan Garden Updates

(In case you missed Week 1, it’s HERE) The Greenhouse is coming along slowly. I have been working on it as much as I can steal time from all the other chores and jobs… Basically, I haven’t cleaned out any…

We have an Incubator!

In shameless fashion I am re-using part of my Facebook post I put up when we got back from getting the incubator…. “Whoo Hoo, went for a little road trip last night, and came home with a gently used cabinet…

Turkey Tractor!

I found this in my drafts area – from October… oops, I never posted it, my bad… so I shove it out the door to post and I won’t edit it to update it, lol… Well, I had to bow…

Small Holder Contest was a dud

Since I got absolutely zero takers on the free stuff I was offering, the Small Holder Contest for 2013 is officially toast. But at least there were no loosers! Runt will stay, and the remaining turkeys and chickens will have…

Small Holder, Small Start Contest!

I introduced this idea in a prior post, and alluded to an ‘Official Announcement’ to come. This would be that announcement. This is a contest for kids, under the age of 18, verified by the honor of their parent or…

Spring Contest?

I am thinking about a giveaway… People love free stuff, am I right? If I am thinking right, people should love free stuff that is actually really cool, and farmy… right? It is true that I recently lost 15 little…

Market Garden updates 3-30-2013

I got a few beds built, after finding some more pipe strap and screws, Easter weekend I thought I was out of luck, but the local hardware purveyer was up and selling. I got another 6 rolls of strap and…

Rainwater system begining

After obtaining three tanks, and getting the largest undented, I actually got them all into position… I used a come-a-long and a deadman brace to raise the large one, 2 – 900 gallon tanks and a 3000 gallon one. If we…

Market Garden 2-22-2013

I have just posted about some manure I have been packing away, but wanted to add that there are a few things sprouting up out there. Radishes, leaf lettuce, and peas are sprouting like gangbusters! The transplants have had a tough go…

Manure, Sweet Manure

Well, after all the warnings of Killer Manure, I still cannot pass up a good deal. Just to be on the safe side, I will be testing it, and mostly using it on the corn. Since Corn is a grass,…

Killer Compost

Mmmmmanure, sweet goodness wrapped up in an easily bio-degradable package. You just can’t beat the deal, and the benefits to the garden, or, can you? Just watch out for the ‘Killer Compost’ kind of manure. If you haven’t heard of it and…