Dog Snot Diaries

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Still alive…..

I have no idea why I keep this blog up. Nostalgia, I suppose. I’m still kicking.


posted by Geoffrey at 7:13 am

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Snowmobiles and Sap

The beauty of living in the sticks is you get the best of ALL worlds. First, I get to spend the entire weekend snowmobiling….

Mountain Top

Mountain Top

Then I get to watch an owl attack one of my chickens, closely followed by my Bernese chasing off previously mentioned owl and standing guard over the soon to be deceased chicken.

Finish off the day with adding a few Maple taps and I’m almost ready for spring!

posted by Geoffrey at 10:20 am

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Saturday night I was out on the bike (it got down to 25 F at the end, but it was clear. Big day Sunday. We built a ton of hive frames and boiled the last of the sap down. We ended up with over a gallon. MUCH better than I thought we’d do with so few buckets and starting so late. Next year is going to be much better, now that I have a plan and some experience.

Then I looked at the weather. So much for the rest of my outside projects. SNOW! So there it ends. Hopefully next weekend is better. I have a trip planned that will leave me way behind the 8 ball if I don’t get shit done early.

posted by Geoffrey at 7:24 pm

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

This week’s agenda…

It’s going to be a busy week. The To Do List:
-assemble bee hive frames
-paint the new hive
-treat the wood line around the top few acres for ticks, including tick tubes
-till, fertilize, and de-sod the garden and extension
-boil the last of the sap
-store maple equipment

If I can get through that I’ll be happy. I still need to build chicken tractors, install a ton of fencing, build nesting boxes, scratch and lay grass seed, change the hydraulic fluid and oil in the tractor, and start seedlings in the next 30 days. I’m running out of time.

posted by Geoffrey at 8:05 pm

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Spring is here!

It’s finally spring! The chickens are finally getting out into the yard. We’re boiling maple sap as fast as we can. The work load has dramatically increased.

We have big plans for the homestead this year. We’re adding a large garden, bee hives, and clearing land. We’re hoping to do two runs of broilers this year, 20 birds each. We’re going to add laying hens and maybe a few turkeys for fall.

Living in the sticks is a never ending work cycle, but raising and eating your own HEALTHY food is worth the effort.

posted by Geoffrey at 8:55 am

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Election season

I’m not going to lie. This certainly makes me wish I could start blogging again.

posted by Geoffrey at 7:51 pm

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

We will return to our regularly scheduled blogging

In 2020

posted by Geoffrey at 4:48 pm

Monday, September 9, 2013

What’s that, you say?

Jump out of a B-17 this week? I think I shall.

Why blog when I can Facebook.

posted by Geoffrey at 6:57 pm

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Much to the disappointment of many…..

I’m still alive.

posted by Geoffrey at 10:01 pm

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I had twins

Go figure.

posted by Geoffrey at 10:57 pm
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