Category Archives: Experimental Work Farm

How green are our beans at the Werkes!

Satisfying to grow, nourishing and tasty, too!  If Squire Blaska is proud of anything it is his green beans. Uncle Cy was the King of Corn and the Prince of Peas. His godson is the bean whisperer. The unlettered field … Continue reading

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Blaska has worms!

We got the red wigglers! Our worms are here. One-half pound of red wigglers and European night crawlers were deposited on the doorstep of the Stately Manor, neatly boxed in peat moss, by the good ol’ USPS today. That’s about … Continue reading

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Madison gardens its front yards

No mow more every year, it seems! Under the direction of the Head Groundskeeper, the unlettered field hands mowed the front greensward of the Stately Manor on May 28, thus ending “No Mow May.” (We’re still on the Julian calendar hereabouts.) … Continue reading

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We may no mow or not this May

The Squire likes squill After a winter’s hibernation, lawn mower started on the first pull yesterday 05-06-22.  Ought to, the Toro is less than a year old. Fret not, No Mow May mavens, the unlettered field hands at Blaska Experimental … Continue reading

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We’re getting a new park!

Not that much wrong with the old one but .. Our little park here in Orchard Ridge, all 2.68 acres of it, is being renovated. The old basketball court and single light standard were removed several years ago. Can’t remember … Continue reading

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Know any one can make it rain?

“Right as rain,” my farming Grandma Rose (1885-1979) would say when she agreed with something. We are headed toward bad drought here in southern Wisconsin. A major moisture malfunction and the future looks dry as a Taliban tavern. 10% chance … Continue reading

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