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Kale: Trending Now

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Tuesday July 08, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

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Our DIY Chicken Coop from Scrap Materials

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday April 26, 2013   -   By Katie

Chicken Week ended many days ago. All the same, there’s one mildly important feature in our chicken raising plans that I have yet to share with you: Our chicken coop. Why the delay? Well… in short, the coop wasn’t done when I expected it to be. It was...

Spaghetti Squash

Blog: Black Dog Farms   -   Thursday November 29, 2012   -   By Kevin

Had our first winter squash last night. Around here we like to wait for some decent cold weather before we begin tapping into the winter storage. Our weather is still way too warm for this time of the year, but we take it as it comes.  I cooked up a real...

2013 Is Right Around The Corner

Blog: Black Dog Farms   -   Wednesday November 14, 2012   -   By Kevin

What kinds of chemicals do you like to eat? Herbicides? Pesticides? Yum. What country do you prefer your food to come from? When you buy a share of our farm box program, we can promise you there will be a few chemicals on your food. Sunlight, well water,...

Huge Amounts of Food

Blog: Black Dog Farms   -   Wednesday November 14, 2012   -   By Kevin

As 2012 comes to a quick close, I would like to report that all of our farm box owners had a wonderful year full of all kinds of good veggies. This year the list of what we harvested, and the amounts of what we harvested was off the scale. Our little farm just...

More Garden Junque Ideas, Window Pane Mini Greenho...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Wednesday August 08, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Ryan and I were transplanting more tomatoes in the green house yesterday... he enjoys playing in the dirt~ after all he is a boy.  He got 14 flats done and was quite pleased with himself, especially with him earning fifty cents a flat...

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...

Honey Bread Box Pudding

Blog: Mohawk Valley Trading Company - Honey - Maple Syrup - Beeswax Candles   -   Wednesday February 01, 2012   -   By Betty

Ingredients: 1/3 cup raw honey 1 cup milk 2 cups cubed, day-old bread     2 cups doughnuts, cake or cookies, crumbled or cubed 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup, chopped dates or nuts Directions: Combine all...

Thanks Everyone

Blog: Black Dog Farms   -   Saturday October 08, 2011   -   By Kevin

     After an extremely busy summer, my family and I just wanted to take a few minutes and thank everyone who participated in this years CSA program. Although the month of May and even part of June looked pretty dismal due to the never ending...

A DIY Brooder Box Guide for your Precious Chicks

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Thursday August 18, 2011   -   By Suzie OConnor

Expecting healthy and fluffy chicks is always exciting and the best way to get started is to prepare a brooder box right away. This brooder box will be essential in making sure all of your chicks stay dry and keep warm. A typical brooder box has walls so...

Facts about Fertilized Chicken Eggs

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Friday April 29, 2011   -   By Suzie OConnor

Humans have been eating eggs from birds since prehistoric times. Plenty of birds and animals lay eggs, and people consume them as well, but chicken eggs are without a doubt the most common and most popular. Statistics have shown that six billion eggs are...

Late Season Shares

Blog: Black Dog Farms   -   Monday March 28, 2011   -   By Kevin

This is a lot harder than I thought it would be. Even though we have been selling farm shares for the last 5 years, we have never advertised before. In years past, we simply sold by word of mouth, and had no problem selling out. At the end of last year,...

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Selling More Shares Than Last Year

Blog: Black Dog Farms   -   Saturday March 26, 2011   -   By Kevin

It seems like I just made the final delivery of the 2010 season, and now, here we are about to sell our last share for 2011. At the risk of sounding like my grandfather, "where does the time go?" 5 years ago my wife and I started Black Dog...

a poem and prayer

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Saturday March 26, 2011   -   By Mary

When you are used to eating from a can You might be suspicious of the man Who sells you simple ingredients Without even after dinner mints Lettuce does not grow in bags Eggs aren't made with upc tags Learning how to cook is easy And the result won't...

a poem and prayer

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Saturday March 26, 2011   -   By Mary

When you are used to eating from a can You might be suspicious of the man Who sells you simple ingredients Without even after dinner mints Lettuce does not grow in bags Eggs aren't made with upc tags Learning how to cook is easy And the result won't...

Rabbits as house pets

Blog: Rocking A Sustainable Farm   -   Tuesday February 08, 2011   -   By Harlan and Lori

Our youngest child received a rabbit for his birthday back in November. It was a mixed breed with some Flemish Giant parentage. My son had done massive amounts of reading on rabbit keeping prior to his choosing this pet and had decided upon Flemish Giant, as...

Why You Should Trust Me

Blog: Farm Share West/Organic Now   -   Monday June 28, 2010   -   By Marika

 The other evening my friend, Kevin, and I, set out to make a meal of some of the produce in my CSA box. We had: cauliflower, cilantro, golden potatoes, peppers, spring onions, and green garlic. What to make? We decided on a Thai shrimp and cauliflower...

City Girl

Blog: Farm Share West/Organic Now   -   Wednesday March 17, 2010   -   By Marika

So, since I grew up in Manhattan, I've been, in the words of Woody Allen, "at two with nature."  But I am on a quest to change that! Today I drove to Valley End Farm in Santa Rosa, where my CSA gets its vegetables and fruit.  What a day!...

Spring harvests

Blog: Farm Share West/Organic Now   -   Monday March 15, 2010   -   By Marika

Oakland is gorgeous today.  I walked from BART to Lake Merritt, and was so grateful to be in CA.  Valley End Farm is about to begin its serious harvest.  Organic-Now began its deliveries in January, the absolute worst time, but now, now it's all...

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