Monthly Archives: February 2011

2/11/11 – Wood Stove

Dad and Mom’s house is heated by an outdoor wood furnace. It actually heats water that is piped into the house underground. Considering excess wood seems to be in no short supply around these parts it is a very efficient way … Continue reading

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2/10/11 – Diesels

I don’t pretend to understand but for some reason several of the diesels have to be plugged in at the farm and the shop. Something about radiator coolant, glow plugs, blocks, and cranking over…all I know is yellow extension cords … Continue reading

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2/9/11 – Car Wash

I will admit this picture should probably not be part of the 365 Days of Farmlife project. You see, sometimes my small town ways creep back in temporarily. I knew that Mathew would probably just clean the truck himself at … Continue reading

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2/12/11 – Winter Market

cigar websites p style=”text-align: center;”>So…it has been awhile since we have had any market pictures grace our blog. That is mainly because I have not been to any winter markets and therefore there have been no pictures to post. Today … Continue reading

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2/8/11 – Snowmobile tracks

They are hard to see sometimes and even harder to capture with a camera lens but crisscrossed throughout the farmland surrounding us are lots of snowmobile tracks. I guess it comes with the territory this time of year and we … Continue reading

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Choosing Apples at Market

Catch Rene’ talking about choosing apples at the winter markets on the Green City Market YouTube page. She will be returning to the windy city this weekend with some more of these delicious Michigan apple varieties. http://www.youtube.com/user/greencitymarket#p/a/u/0/soza7rHDDB4

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2/6/11 – Plow Truck

Marc has a new toy. He has been working on this truck and plow for awhile now and is finally able to utilize it’s services. I think he just like the extra cash in his pocket in the winter as … Continue reading

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2/5/11 – Clear Skies = Frosty Mornings

It is true, the wonderful clear skies we have been enjoying make for some frosty mornings. This is a picture of what our windshield looked like when we stumbled downstairs this morning to head to work. Inspiring. I can not … Continue reading

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2/2/11 – Clearing Snow Farm Style

Around the Ellis Family Farms when snow falls, which is very often, Mom clears it out with an awesome snowblower mounted behind the tractor. Shovels just don’t cut the mustard around here…still getting used to that myself. ~Christina…who grew up … Continue reading

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2/4/11 – Good Evening

Yesterday it was sunrise, today it is sunset. After a long day at work I run by the store to see my wonderful husband. Quick picture in the rearview mirror demonstrates what the end of the working day looks like … Continue reading

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