Category Archives: On the Land

 SWE-E-E-E-E-E-T! !

 By Margret Mueller   Wednesday, September 19, was sweet-potato-digging day at Hart’s Mill. What began in June as    3 1/2  orderly rows of sweet-potato slips  had become a solid  blanket of tangled purple-blossomed green vines.   Here and there “volunteer” watermelon … Continue reading

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Pumphouse News

by Anthony Weston For the emerging farm operation we need water! Accordingly, we drilled a well this spring — 350 feet down — and since then have been assembling the pumping and water storage system and the pumphouse that will … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Trash, Kickin’ Grass, and Other Workday Adventures

by Margret and Jeffry, photos by Joe and Jeffry We took advantage of the long Memorial Day weekend to split this month’s work into two days. On Saturday morning Virginia “Tractor Queen” Petrocella spent a heroic four hours getting us … Continue reading

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Cheep Thrills at Hart’s Mill

by Margret Mueller One of the great advantages of spending much more time on the land, tending to our little farm, is that I get to witness really cool stuff. Earlier this spring, Jeffry and I  became aware of a pair … Continue reading

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Bees Are Back!

by Tain Collins  Randy Dodd and I are heading up two new bee hives!  Our intention for these hives is to care for them and help them to survive.  As pollinators, honey bees (Apis mellifera) are good for the farm … Continue reading

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April 15, 2018—A “Taxing” workday at Hart’s Mill

by Margret Mueller Due to dire warnings about severe afternoon thunderstorms, our workday began a bit early, spanned lunch, and wrapped up around 3:00—just as the skies opened for the first round of rain. On the workday agenda were several … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Day: The Planting o’ the Green

Written by Margret On March 17, a group of Hart’s Millers gathered on the land to celebrate a unique version of St. Paddy’s Day. Though both potatoes and the color green  were involved  (but sadly, no beer), the theme of … Continue reading

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The Harts Mill Forest….

Four years and seven months ago, one of our matriarchs brought forth for this land, a new Forest Stewardship Plan, conceived in Great Wisdom, and dedicated to the proposition that all forests are worth caring for…… While this noble plan is … Continue reading

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Last-Saturday Event—Land Stewardship presents!

by Margret Muller Saturday, February 24, 3-6 p.m., Hart’s Nest Spring is coming fast, and the Land Stewardship Circle (LSC) offered an educational presentation to any and all interested folks for the purpose of clarifying its Mission and Aims, tasks … Continue reading

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Walkabout on the Land With a Forest Expert

By Margret Mueller Several of us (Paul, Hope, Tain, Jeffry, and I) were privileged to explore our land on February 16th with Ken Moore and his wife, Kathy Buck. Ken is the former long-time assistant director of the North Carolina … Continue reading

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