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Slow & easy in the Sub-tropics

Blog: Back2theBeginning   -   Wednesday August 14, 2013   -   By J

The heat of the summer slows down our production & our personal tempo here in the sub-tropics.  Avocados are just about ready for picking & will be available for sale in just a couple weeks. Most  fresh herbs & other naturally...

Pesticides & Parkinsons Disease

Blog: Back2theBeginning   -   Wednesday June 05, 2013   -   By J

 I found this article & thought it should be shared.  Just another reason to Know where your food comes from. Support your Local Farmer. Exposure to pesticides is linked with increase in risk of Parkinson's disease, a new study has found. ...

Supporting Local: How Can I Do This?, 3/50 Project...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Monday December 31, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Local is an important thing to many people, not just to the businesses but also to the consumer.  I remember when I was a young girl growing up in Windsor, Ontario and going to 'town' with my grandma... the little downtown and the...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FOR OUR FARM FAMILY TO YOURS!!!!!

Blog: 701 Farm Market   -   Friday December 28, 2012   -   By Penny-Lou

Hi, we buy and sell local NC pecans. My Daddy cracks and picks out our pecans by hand. He then packages the halves and pieces in 1lb. ziplock bags. Our halves are $8.50 and our pieces are $8.00 per lb. Mama's (Glenda R. Langston) Perky Pecans Preheat oven to...

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Canning Tips, To-Do List Tags & How to Can Yummy S...

Blog: The Old Winery Farmers Market   -   Tuesday September 11, 2012   -   By Jean

Heirloom Tomatoes... basil, garlic... oh my!  Summer goodness just keeps flowing into our kitchens from the gardens.  We are busy starting to put our food up for the coming cold months and how wonderful it is to watch those...

More on Organization: Working on Menu Planning & G...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Tuesday September 04, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

I don't mind cooking, it's not my favorite thing to do, but we gotta eat right?  Taylor is the one who is in love with being in the kitchen. It's funny though... she firsts loves to bake~ that is my least favorite; she likes ...

Canning Tips, To-Do List Tags & How to Can Yummy S...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Thursday August 23, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Heirloom Tomatoes... basil, garlic... oh my! Summer goodness just keeps flowing into our kitchens from the gardens. We are busy starting to put our food up for the coming cold months and how wonderful it is to watch those can shelves fill up with all that...

Farmers Markets & Foodshed's, Succession Planting ...

Blog: The Old Winery Farmers Market   -   Tuesday August 21, 2012   -   By Jean

What's a Foodshed you ask?  Most people who call themselves Localvore's, Foodies or the like will probably be familiar with this term, but for those of you who are not, here is a brief description and how you can make or find...

Farmers Markets & Foodshed's, Succession Planting ...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Saturday August 18, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

What's a Foodshed you ask?  Most people who call themselves Localvore's, Foodies or the like will probably be familiar with this term, but for those of you who are not, here is a brief description and how you can make or find...

The Ole West Lives On in Louisburg

Blog: 4 D Acres   -   Tuesday August 14, 2012   -   By Mike

Bill and Brenda Harris bought a piece of property on the 2nd Saturday in March in 2001 and have developed it into a 56,000 square foot commercial property that thrives as an ole west border town. Bill had retired from the corporate world and wanted to...

Cooking & Baking with Herbs, Herbs for Pets, Lovel...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Saturday July 28, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Lavender is one of my favorite herbs; although I don't use it as a culinary herb even though you can, I am partial to it as a lovely hedge about my flower beds.  Evan loves lavender, he will often bring me a bouquet of the sprigs he...

More on Companion Planting & Beneficial Bugs, Craf...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Thursday July 26, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Evan and I picked rhubarb and asparagus today... so fun! He enjoys being outside helping so much, it is such a blessing. The other day when we were in the front garden hoeing he and Ryan were picking up all the weeds putting them in...

Window box Gardening, Easy Jewelry Magnets, Make P...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Wednesday July 25, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Spring is such an exciting time of year... I love all the flowering trees and shrubs... in my opinion if it doesn't bloom at some point, why bother having it! Although I do admit the beautiful colors of Autumn in the...

Ears and Ears of Sweet Corn!

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Tuesday July 17, 2012   -   By Twilya

We have sweet corn running out our ears… literally.   It is cross-pollinated between Peaches & Cream and Ambrosia and it is so good.   There is a lot of sweet corn out there but do not be fooled.   Ours is better.   Livie and I...

Canning Tips, To-Do List Tags & How to Can Yummy S...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Thursday July 12, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Canning Tips, To-Do List Tags & How to Can Yummy Sweet & Sour pickles and Mexican Style Salsa! Heirloom Tomatoes... basil, garlic... oh my!  Summer goodness just keeps flowing into our kitchens from the...

Landscape Design Tips, The Importance of Soil and ...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Monday July 09, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

I am a Cottage Gardener through and through~ I love the free form it allows me to have... the natural flow that occurs with time... the feel that everything has been there forever. Cottage gardens just seem happy and inviting to me~ they seem to say, 'go...

Uncle Sam & Apple Pie

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Tuesday July 03, 2012   -   By Twilya

It was a nail biter clear to the final out and we won!   This game was so much fun to watch.   At one point I thought I was going to have a heart attack.   The other team was really good so this one made all of us walk a little taller....

Idea Note Books, Remembrance Shadow Boxes, Edible ...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Sunday July 01, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

I love photographing my gardens, both veggie and flower. I take photos of them at each stage so I know what I need to fill in, get rid of, thin out or re-do. As I page through my garden journals, it is so interesting to see how the beds have matured, changed...

Chicks are hatching!

Blog: Borrowed Thyme Farm   -   Sunday April 01, 2012   -   By Michael & Denise

We have hatching eggs, chicks and ducklings available from our various breeds. Call for breed availablity.

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