Personal Weather Stations

Keeping Track of Weather at the Farm

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We installed our Acurite 1025 Personal Weather Station about 18 months ago and got about a year of reliable service until it started dropping the signal to the internet connection. Random stuff yes, but now we were used to checking the weather regularly and never knew when we would have a signal. :: Follow Gromit for more

Low Tunnels Survive Eighteen Inches of Snow

After a major snow storm the low tunnels are fully intact…and the spinach is still alive!

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At about 1:00am on December 11 I looked out the window to see a light dusting of snow on the ground. The weather service was calling for a Nor’easter to move up the coast and we would be getting pounded. They predicted it would start in our area at about 7:00pm on the 10th but we saw nothing but hazy skies. When we awoke the next morning, about 6:30am it was clear the weather service wasn’t bluffing.

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Beeswax Lip Balm

Home-made Beeswax Lip Balm

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Having been the beneficiaries of a tiny bit of beeswax from the hives this year, about 1 1/14 ounces, we decided to make some home-made lip balm with coconut oil and honey. The honey isn’t ours as our bees will be eating it up during the winter. What’s left over in spring will be ours.

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