Marianne Cicala

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Thanks Lisa- on the list
1 year ago
To capture energy from this small waterfall to charge a battery enough to run the pump?  If so- suggestions are most welcome.  It moves approx 9000 GPH.  
The pond wasn’t full of water so we forced a “dry” run with 400 G of water at the head.  
1 year ago
Hey- we are no longer looking but thanks for finding us and good luck to you.
1 year ago
It is time to head back to the farm- feeling pretty good about what was accomplished in a couple months. Patience as tiny plants and hundreds of seeds find their way.  I’m pretty confident that over the next month or so, while these gardens will be unattended, spring rains and warmer weather will be all that’s needed.  
My neighbors are aware of what will have harvestable over the coming weeks and they’re pretty happy to oblige.
2 years ago
Neighbor!!!  So glad to know this.
2 years ago
Thank you Shawn~ it certainly feels magical to us.  Where are you?  
2 years ago
A video showing the building and layout of the homestead. You can also see some of the pine acreage ( 38 acres) and the replanted hardwoods (27 acres) as well as the loooong driveway.  A beautifully private oasis.  Just wanted this on the string too.  
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c1QXm_rnAmw
2 years ago
An update to the string or a few check offs on the todo list. Amazes me how much food can be grown in a small space ( compared to the farm). Decent size pond beginning to fill up and small pond will get filled up today via the water catchment tank and hopefully small fountain turned on. More then enough on this 1/2 acre for us and just about anyone we know . The swales/ditches are moving this abundant rainfall just fine- a rock path will get laid this week on the currently empty berm.   A variety of herbs, crabapples, plums, cherries, mulberries, Pawpaws, peaches, blueberries, black and golden raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, elderberries, grapes, currents not to mention beds a plenty for annuals: potatoes are coming up, asparagus bed is rocking, peas, greens and brassicas.  Don’t even get me started on perennial flowers & plenty of annual bloomers are seeded. Lol.  Content to say the least.
2 years ago
We had a request for a video tour, given the current times.  One of our past interns did this and I want to keep it with this string.  She’s a natural with any camera!  Lucky us!
https://youtu.be/0GF4gSVhN6Q
2 years ago