Category: Quail Run

Quail Run GreyWater

grewater - system in use

grewater - system in useFirst off, I would like to invite you to the facebook page for Quail Run Farm and join it.  We update it with new info and pictures as the farm grows and becomes better.  You can do that by following this link:

Now on to the post.

At Quail Run, we are on a septic tank.  One of the things we try to do is re-use and re-purpose what we can.  And that includes water.  The water that is generated from tasks like washing clothes, taking showers, bathing, etc. is called Greywater.  Basically greywater is water that is generated …

Ford Tractor Service Manual Series 2000-7000 1965-1975


Buy at A Ford Tractor Being Sold During the … Buy From


I have an OLD FORD 1973 4500 Tractor that I purchased at the end of last year.  And I wanted to find a service manual for it.  I looked everywhere for one, and found it hard to believe that I could not find one for FREE as a .pdf on-line.  So I am putting it up for FREE here, after I purchased a .pdf copy of it.  I guess I want everyone that owns this tractor to be able to download it without having to pay for …

HoneyBees – Day 14 – First Hive Inspection

On 5/11/2013 we opened the honey bee hive we have to see what has been going on for the last two weeks since we installed the package.  Below are the pictures we took during the process, Momzoo is the photographer.  Punk #2, future bee keeper, helped and you can see her doing some of the work with the frames.
IMG_4002We picked early in the morning, but after the hive was active to open it.  The idea behind this is to allow some of the hive to go out looking for pollen so that there are not as many bees in …

Thousands of BEES!!

Can anyone guess how many bees are in a 3lb package of bees?  The answer is 3-4 Thousand bees.  If you have ever wondered what a package of 3-4 Thousand bees looks like, well, you are in luck.  Below is the photo you have been looking for, as well as how we installed that package into a new hive. Note, you can see the candy plug sitting on top of the package.

3-4 Thousand bees and one queen.

3-4 Thousand bees and one queen.

Now the question is, how do you get these bees to move into the hive?  Here is what our hive looks …

Septic Tank knowledge.

We recently purchased a new house, with some land.  Momzoo has posted a lot about the changes that we have made to the new house, and some of the challenges we have had to overcome.

The big one that I had to worry about, besides having no propane when we moved in, would be servicing the septic tank.  Momzoo and I both have had no or little experience with a septic tank.  So we did not give it much of a thought we we purchased the house.

We have had some problems with the toilets flushing since we purchased the …