Deadly Winds, Diving-Bombing Birds, and the Challenges of Flying a Drone Abroad

My first Youtube video in 4K! Flying a high quality drone is wicked fun. It’s fast, responsive, and really quite easy to do. I got into drones for the photography, but now I can also see the allure of drone racing and hobbyist RC pilots -it’s just so fun to fly. I started flying drones …

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Misting Bed

With my plans to expand my propogation of plant cuttings for operations like building a hedge, I built a mist bed to start them in. Well, I haven’t installed the actual mist heads yet, just the sand bed. I’m a bit behind posting, more engaged with doing projects than sharing them. Construction was quite simple, …

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Cold Frames Need Insulation/Wind Protection: Measuring the Benefits of a Cold Frame

I somehow failed to take and upload any pictures of my cold frame in operation, so here have a stock photo of a similar one. Mine, however, was placed high up on our ‘fortress’ raised bed, exposed to winds. Cold frames have a long history as an agricultural tool to expand the growing season, in …

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The First Experiment: Site Preparation for Native Prairie on Clay Subsoil

Saturday morning, I raced the Ken Woods Road Race, with my sister, riding 84 miles in an hour and half, about twice as long as any other ride I have done this year. Despite my complete exhaustion, when we got to our family’s farm in southeastern Minnesota later in the day, I began a project …

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