Roots and Boots

Pasture Picking Fun

Posted by Roots and Boots on 06/05/2014 at 12:13 PM in Farm Life

Here at the farm we get out and pick our pastures to clean up 'high traffic areas' occasionally. If you are not familiar with the term, the definition of a high traffic area is where the horses leave lots of manure for us!! Henry and Riggs are both very curious horses but Riggs particularly wanted to help on this day. Unfortunate for us, we weren't able to teach him how to actually help us. What a ham!!

Photo: Lee and Riggs


Strawberry and Cabbage time

Posted by Roots and Boots on 06/04/2014 at 10:19 AM in Farm Life, Garden Talk

Its spring time which means it’s the ideal time for those cool weather vegetables to be planted. The area beside our greenhouse was prepped with gold ole horse manure over the winter and has cured nicely. Now it's time to till it in. Lee brought over his 40V-X Expand-It String Trimmer with Expand-It Cultivator attachment so I could work the soil. WOW! Couldn't believe how well it worked. A must have tool for working small spaces. The life of the battery is amazing and the tool itself is so light weight! At first I didn’t know how well it would perform and how powerful the unit it would be because of its light weight stature. But it did indeed have a PUNCH and was very easy to maneuver.

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Crooked English Peas

Posted by Roots and Boots on 05/29/2014 at 3:08 PM in Farm Life, Garden Talk

We planted our English Peas earlier in the year, along with other cool weather vegetables, and it is time to revisit the rows and tidy them up a bit. However, when we got there all the rows were crooked; not one of them was straight! So how did that row of peas turn out so crooked? That’s a good question for Lee! This would have been a huge problem if we didn’t have our 40V-X Expand-It String Trimmer with Expand-It Cultivator attachment.

This trimmer is small enough to weave in and out of the crooked-ness and has the power to get the job done! So, once again Lee pulled it out to work the soil. It did a remarkable job and now we are ready for spring planting. We love this tool and is Read more