Author page: Taylor McGuinness

Transplanting
Transplanting

We transplanted winter squash along with some watermelons. We direct seeded summer squash and some green beans as well. The squash we started watering with a sprinkler system because is was so dry this month. We seeded White Clover on the entire...

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Farmers’ market
Farmers’ market

Welcome to Seacoast Community Marketplace! The grand opening of our farmers market began today that will continue until the end of October. There are 14 vendors here today selling a wide variety from fresh green produce, to jam & jellies, to...

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Tomatoes & wood chips
Tomatoes & wood chips

Yesterday we finally got to plant our vigorous tomato plants. One trick that we have learned in the past is to plant them as deep in the ground as you can, it triggers the plant to produce more roots which helps the plant thrive. After all the...

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Forestry introduction
Forestry introduction

Positive impact forestry is the topic for today’s post.   We spent a lot of time in the woods today with Tim and a friend.  We were moved with the inspiring wisdom  of how to properly tend and care for a healthy forest, and how human impact can...

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Dairy business
Dairy business

Today a big synchronicity occurred for us: a women called us from across the state who happened to hear from a friend that we were looking for dairy goats to expand our dairy business this year. She had a dairy business herself that she had...

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Sawing lumber
Sawing lumber

Today, Tim and Austin tried out the sawmill for the first time. We started where all building projects ought to start: in the woods. First we selected some trees that fit our intended purpose, felled them, hauled them, and turned them into lumber...

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Cover crops
Cover crops

Today we manually spread 30 lbs of cover crop seed across the 5 acre forest patch cut on the property. It was a really rewarding endeavour because we are being apart of gifting the next fellows with more fertile land to cultivate.  This is a...

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Planting potatoes
Planting potatoes

How wonderful it is to get our hands back in the soil again, connecting with the Earth’s amazing soil. The soil ecology unbelievably diverse.  Today we planted potatoes with joy. There are a lot of different to plant potatoes, but for us this...

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Earth Day
Earth Day

We celebrated Earth Day by doing one of the best things for her, gardening! It’s all about the garden lately — which is perfect since we’ve been itching to get started on it ever since we arrived here. We decided to go with mulching with...

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Starting the garden
Starting the garden

The weather has finally allowed us to break ground in the new garden space.  Last summer, Tim planted a cover crop of daikon radish to help condition the soil. We’ve been told that this same ground last year was knee high in woody shrubs, so we...

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Seedling progress

It’s been a month since we last wrote about our seed starting progress. We knew that starting out in March at the farm would provide some challenges  with the seed starting since their isn’t a greenhouse on the property yet. After the onions came...

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More goats
More goats

The goats have been doing amazing! The Oberhasli breed is very quiet, almost making no noise, which is a huge plus. We are really happy we decided to go with goats for dairy than with a cow on this farm. After walking in the woods today we...

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