This is the story of how we went from owning 1 cat to 7 in just three months. Sometimes, the most exciting things are surprises.... We'll start at the very beginning - 8 years ago we adopted our first cat. She is a silver/gray siberian forest cat. Big and hairy. Our children were young and … Continue reading Is there such thing as too many cats?
Something amazing happened this summer. It was, at first, utterly devastating - but in the end was so unbelievable. The summer of 2017 was extremely hot and dry. I don't remember any rain in June or July - and at our farm, the sandy soil was as hot as an asphalt driveway. None of our … Continue reading Resurrection – A tree comes back from the Dead
Duffy Meadows Research & Consulting was started in order to research honey bee health and to improve rare plant breeding. So one year after it's inception....where are the honey bees? Good question! Funny things happen when your business revolves around nature....human goals have to be adjusted, reassessed, and kept fluid. We have a complete ten … Continue reading Where are the Honey Bees?
In building the research farm, there have been so many times that I have straight up said "Thank God for the internet!" Unfortunately, there are many times where there are no clear answers and we just have to forge out and try things ourselves. One of those situations has been getting water with a sandpoint … Continue reading A stitch in time saves nine, but sometimes we just have to learn the hard way!
What does Duffy Meadows look like 10 months into its restoration? Let's take a look.... The pasture is gorgeous! The pasture is home to many snakes, turtles, and birds. We cut trails for easy travels. As of July 2017 - it is dominated by purple love grass, yarrow, and milkweed. The height ranges from 1-3 feet tall … Continue reading Seek Adventure and You will Find it
We started Duffy Meadows in October of 2016. Back then, it was just some land and a dream. What was the dream? To have the ability to research various aspects of human, animal, and plant health - to put it broadly. When we tell people we own a research and consulting company, they want to … Continue reading The Beginning