Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce

  (Hinckley, Illinois)
Locally Grown - Quality Farm Produce at Affordable Prices
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Scouting

This morning I spent at least two hours scouting the fields for any potential problems. I really only noticed one problem, weeds. Even though we spend a lot of time weeding and cultivating, those pesky little buggers seem to always haunt us. Nevertheless, one neighbor farmer told me that shows that the soil is healthy. I am not sure if that is an indicator of healthy soil or not, but I do know that weeds rob the vegetable plants of water, nutrients and sunlight. So, noting the weeds, we will be doing some clean up this week. In fact, dad was out on the cultivator must of the afternoon. The preparation area is coming along well and our stage area is almost complete. Thanks, Dad! 

Andy and I spent the afternoon replanting popcorn that did not germinate. Once that was complete, we planted more beets, lettuce, Swiss chard, spinach, carrots, radishes and kale. This upcoming week I will need to plant the second batch of green beans and several other plantings. It is exciting to see this all come together. I am still trusting God to give us favorable weather to produce and harvest a bountiful crop. I thank Him for the opportunity to see His wonderful creation each and every day - little seeds eventually turning into edible vegetables to sustain our lives. It is incredible! Again, may God richly bless you this week!

 
 

Never a Dull Moment

I am sorry that I have been out of touch lately, but things have been just a bit hectic. Last week it was the dry weather and planting and watering and watering, and now its weeds!! There is never a dull moment here at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. today we transplanted the last of the peppers. Then it was out to the field to weed. Andy and Dad worked in the preparation area, wiring and getting things ready to put in the stainless steel sink and counter. It will be so nice to have new area for preparing the vegetables for market. Our CSA subscriber numbers continue to grow, which is good and we anticipate a great year. Tomorrow we are planting more sweet corn and then its back to weeding. As I said, there is never a dull moment. 
 
 
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