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How to Keep Deer out of the Garden

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday April 21, 2014   -   By Katie

One of the farm’s Facebook friends recently asked about keeping deer out of the garden. I don’t know what kinds of pests you deal with in your neck of the woods, but in Southwest Michigan this is a very poignant question! There are lots of supposedly ...

Potato Experiment Results

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday July 08, 2013   -   By Katie

Back in April I wrote this post about planting experimental potatoes. They were experimental in that they are: Planted from spouting (organic) spuds we purchased at the grocery store. Planted (mostly) in hay. Planted outside the fence, intermingled...

Planting Experimental Potatoes

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday April 03, 2013   -   By Katie

Since it didn’t snow yesterday (yes!) I spent some time planting potatoes and lettuce in the main garden. Lettuce will go in under plastic row covers in some of our narrow beds (2' x 12'), along with spinach which overwintered and is already growing. I’m...

Early Spring 2013 Update

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday April 01, 2013   -   By Katie

NOTE: Ooops! Somehow I managed to only save this as a draft and did not publish it. This was supposed to be posted on April 1 (no joke). Keep that in mind as you read my "today"s and "yesterday"s. - Farmer Katie Today’s Headline: No...

Full Moon

Blog: Winged Elm Farm   -   Saturday October 06, 2012   -   By Brian

I was standing in the oldest orchard. The light was provided by the full moon. High and staggered clouds were moving across the sky providing a stop and go slide show with the moonlight. And, I was reminded again that one of the principle joys of living in the...

Where did the Summer go?

Blog: Pine Needle Farm   -   Wednesday September 05, 2012   -   By Ann

So, what happened to summer this year?  It went by so fast, it's unreal!  I didn't get half the things done i wanted to.     Now the bears are getting pretty active looking for food to eat to get ready for winter.  I've been taking...

Horses are deer proof vehicles

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Wednesday May 04, 2011   -   By Mary

The deer are beginning to enjoy the first flushes of green out on the Palmer Divide.   Even in Elizabeth.   It is now against the law to feed the deer in Elizabeth, but luckily there’s plenty for them to eat anyway.   It’s also against the...

Our Gardens and Orchards

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Thursday July 08, 2010   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

We have been busy this year with the garden and the rains have been coming more often.  In the northern parts of Louisiana we don't get as much rain as in the south, thank goodness, the gourds rot because of it in the south. For a while we had a drought...

Doe and 3 fawns

Blog: Blue Moon Lavender Farm   -   Tuesday June 15, 2010   -   By Magdalena

Our lavender farm was graced this morning with a visit of a doe with triplets. The babies are wobbly on their legs, reddish brown with white spots, and quite adorable. The mother seemed unperturbed by our presence, and calmly kept grazing on grass, while the...

Deer In My Garden

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Thursday June 03, 2010   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

I have read about many deer repellent and tried a few, the most cost effective, until now, is the garlic and egg mixture.  I say, until now, I had not heard of what a family in my church has come up with.  The father and son sleep in their garden to...

Peaches - Thinning and Crossing our Fingers

Blog: Phillips Orchards & Cider Mill   -   Friday May 28, 2010   -   By Brian

Thursday I'm calling the peach thinning for the year about 90% complete.  I've thinned all the peaches twice already, but as they continue to grow, you always notice some that should have been thinned, so we'll have a little touch up thinning to do over...

Tomatoes in our garden

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Friday May 14, 2010   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

We suddenly realized the May-haws are ready!!  Time to "get with it" for that wonderful fresh May-haw jelly...... It seems there are so many things going on this time of year, one tends to forget what was pending from a day or two...

Tomatoes in our garden

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Wednesday May 12, 2010   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

While spreading more compost today on our various crops, I noticed the deer have been in the field again!! Time for drastic measures........I check the electric fence, and discovered it is not working. It took a little while for me to get up the courage to...

Rudbeckia - Black Eyed Susan - Lovely Native Flowe...

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Sunday January 31, 2010   -   By Karen

I love Black-Eyed Susans, (otherwise known as Rudbeckia). This is not just because of their natural beauty, but also because the deer don't eat them in my garden! I've heard that rabbits do like Rudbeckia, but fortunately, I have 2 cats,...

Deer Season - don't forget to wear ORANGE!

Blog: Ramblings from Havenwood Farms   -   Friday November 20, 2009   -   By Shanan

Well, this morning is the start of Illinois'  early season shotgun hunting for deer.  I walked outside to feed the animals and heard quite a few distant gunshots.  The morning was cool and foggy, but the deer must have been moving.  ...

Tanning the deer skins

Blog: Big Brook Farm   -   Monday August 10, 2009   -   By Kimberly

Way past time to tan the deer skin, But both skins came down from the top of the barn, (where they were properly salted for the winter) and the fun begins.I soak them both in tannic water for a few hours, then hang them up on the side of the barn, cover...

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HOMEMADE DEER AND RABBIT REPELLANT RECIPE

Blog: So Succulent Gardens   -   Tuesday June 02, 2009   -   By Blossomfarm

This is a recipe from Colorado State Extension Office. The commercial brand of Deer Repellant is quite expensive, I thought you may benefit from this tried and true recipe.   It is quite weather resistant and needs to be sprayed again in 30 to 60...

Oh Deer

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Monday April 06, 2009   -   By Teresa

We often see two or three deer crossing our driveway as they head from one field to another.  Usually it is just before the last light is gone from the west and all we can see are their silhouettes as they go by.  Saturday evening they came earlier...

I Can Smell Spring in the Air!

Blog: Double Oak Farm   -   Friday February 13, 2009   -   By Lori

So what does Spring smell like? Maybe not what you would expect. Around here long before the spring peepers make their first chirp, before the robins return, before the outdoors begins to smell of thawing earth there are two sure signs that spring is on it's...


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