Category Archives: circle acres

About my disappearance

By now, if you are local, you know that Kristin and I left Circle Acres. The reasons are deep and involve many differences in ideology, communication styles and lifestyle choices. My sobriety factors very heavily in this move as does … Continue reading

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Garlic Harvest

Early last November, Kristin and I planted out four rows of garlic. Each row was one hundred feet long. Each clove was six inches apart on eight inch rows. For reference and arithmetic, that works out to about six pounds … Continue reading

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Garlic and ginger

Taking care of our 100 foot row of garlic has been of the utmost importance for Kristin and I. Garlic – good garlic – is a needed treasure in our lives. Grocery store garlic is for the birds so to … Continue reading

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Manure

Adah and Kathryn have made friends with all the neighbors and have struck deals with many of them on various projects. Up in Jerry’s orchard they are planting popcorn and meal corn. I went up to help them spread manure … Continue reading

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The bowling ball

Things are sometimes difficult at Circle Acres. Just the fact that there are ten different people going in ten different directions at ten different times of the day is enough to make things a bit of a mess. Add two … Continue reading

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Homework

A bit more than two years after moving to the land, Kristin and I have finally started the work to build a permanent home.  What was once a plan for a totally new home in a different spot became a … Continue reading

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Villagize

I am not sure that “villagize” is an actual word, but I am going to use it anyway. I don’t know of another way to describe what has been happening out at Circle Acres over the last few months. New … Continue reading

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Bringing in the garlic

Gray and the WWOOFers (Ricardo and Cecelia) harvested several rows of garlic from the back field. The garlic was bunched, labeled and loaded into our neighbors barn for drying.  From there, the bulbs will be combed through for next year’s … Continue reading

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It is just one strawberry

My weekends have evaporated into something that I have yet to name.  They have become something that I enjoy – warm, heavy with work and chores, meaningful in the way that objectives are completed. But at the same time, there … Continue reading

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Five weeks from Saturday

Saturday morning the first set of piglets were born on Okfuskee Farm.  Okfuskee is just a few miles from Circle Acres and the source of the first pigs we raised last year.  This year we are getting four pigs from … Continue reading

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