Archive for August 2016

Woodland’s Romp

HomeThe Farm Windekind’s Gardens The Garden RailroadLodging Campanula The Studio Policies and Booking RatesBooking CalendarHikingNordic SkiingAbout Us Contact UsTestimonials Trip Advisor Reviews Woodland’s  Romp Last spring, as the last snows melted and the first green fiddle head shoots appeared on the forest floor, I made my way, with trusty chain saw, into two primary Commons…

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Our visit with Emma Hempstead

HomeThe Farm Windekind’s Gardens The Garden RailroadLodging Campanula The Studio Policies and Booking RatesBooking CalendarHikingNordic SkiingAbout Us Contact UsTestimonials Trip Advisor Reviews Hello everybody, this note is about Emma Hempstead, In early July a note from Emma Hempstead showed up in my inbox, right away I knew that we were up to something special. In her…

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In the company of Meadow

HomeThe Farm Windekind’s Gardens The Garden RailroadLodging Campanula The Studio Policies and Booking RatesBooking CalendarHikingNordic SkiingAbout Us Contact UsTestimonials Trip Advisor Reviews The Meadow:   When Marijke and I first came to Windekind our attention focused on the 13 acre Meadow in front of and to the east of the old farm house. At that…

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New Space for a Beloved Warhorse

HomeThe Farm Windekind’s Gardens The Garden RailroadLodging Campanula The Studio Policies and Booking RatesBooking CalendarHikingNordic SkiingAbout Us Contact UsTestimonials Trip Advisor Reviews New Space for a beloved warhorse- One of the shortcoming of Breidablick is that it only has one bedroom upstairs over the kitchen. This is a real pity since the building has such…

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Bill McKibben article

Windekind Home Hello Everybody, Joe sent along the article about Bill McKibben. It is interesting to read about how he has become, in the eyes of the right, an enemy while missing entirely the social issues he stands for. Mark Embarrassing Photos of Me, Thanks to My Right-Wing Stalkers By BILL McKIBBEN AUG. 5, 2016…

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Expenses and Outcomes

Windekind Home Expenses and Outcomes:  Landscaping: More then half our landscaping expenses have gone into tree thinning and clean up according to our Forestry Plan, required by the state for Act 250. The remainder of funds have supplemented, by about 25%, our general landscaping budget with the intent of making the farm as tidy as possible.…

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Steve and Tanna Hood, a few good photos.

    Hello Everybody, Steve and Tanna, because they live so close, visit the farm often, we are starting  some mutual garden projects and other activities and a visit to the nearby Teal Farm where advanced permaculture is being practiced. It is exciting for me to break the tether to  this computer, fire up our…

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New Track on the CCRR

Windekind Home Hello Everybody, Thirty five years in the making, the Cold Creek advances inch by inch.  We started with a 2,500 foot loop, and quickly discovered our mistakes then about five years ago set out and re-engineered and rebuilt the entire original railroad.   Once the dust settled from that venture,  we started the…

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Book Review– Gaia’s Garden, a Guide to Home Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway

Windekind Home Gaia’s Garden, a guide to Home-Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway is, in my view, one of the most influential books on sustainable gardening and permaculture.  If you want a broad understanding of what this movement is all about, Gaia’s Garden is an excellent place to start. Over a year ago, I started to seriously read Permaculture literature and immediately discovered that the approach was…

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