Farm

THE SCARIEST THING ABOUT BATS

When I open the barn door and step into our little greenhouse, I gaze lovingly at the plants growing there.  Then I get down to watering them with a yogurt container and a 5-gallon bucket. I don’t pay attention to the concrete barn wall  while I’m working.  That’s why I […]

OUR FARM THIS FALL

It’s been a hot, dry October.  Odd to watch the leaves being blown off the trees by such balmy breezes.   But fall is fall — and that means crazed squirrel time.  Winter is coming, and there are things to do before the ground freezes. With Doug teaching biology at UW-Platteville […]

Board and Batten on Our Barn

When we decided to build a barn on our land, our daughter/architect quickly sketched up a shape that would maximize future solar panels and provide the most possible headspace for a loft area where we could camp.  We took her plan to Mike Yaker, a local timber framer, who crafted […]