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Fall garden preparation for the Southwest

Blog: Sanzone Farms   -   Sunday September 16, 2012   -   By Sam

Coming soon I will be listing the chores for the fall clean up and planting for the Southwest, in particular the High Desert area of Southern California.  So check back.

Did Someone Notice It Is Hot Outside???

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday July 07, 2012   -   By Jeff

It has been awhile since I have posted an entry. I am sorry. Things have been super, super busy. Between watering, weeding, picking and markets, there has been no time to write. I decided to post an entry to request your prayers, not only for us, but for all...

Illinois Desert Weather

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday May 27, 2012   -   By Jeff

It's been awhile since I have had any time to post an entry, so I thought I would write a few things while I am in for lunch. The days have been filled with plenty to do this last week. We are still planting, but it is very dry. On Friday, we ran another 400...

Snow storm...

Blog: Four Country Gals   -   Saturday April 14, 2012   -   By Shari

Sigh, Here it is, the middle of April and we're getting snowed upon. Forecast is for 2-4 inches today and tonight.  It kind of screws things up. We've sold our cow and the people want to come pick her up. It's totally clear at their house 17 miles...

Farm Fresh For Everyone

Blog: Our City Farm   -   Friday October 28, 2011   -   By Jeri

The USDA has a nice tool on their website for locating food deserts ( ). A food desert is an area that is populated by people however the is limited access to grocery stores or fresh foods. We chose land for our...

Grant Study Begins Soon

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Saturday January 29, 2011   -   By Rowena

Moonstruck Farms is a small beginning farm here in the high desert...we are considered a market gardening operation, and one of few who applied for the Know your Farmer Know Your Food High Tunnel initiative last year, and a lucky one who was...

Found It!

Blog: Double Check Ranch   -   Tuesday April 13, 2010   -   By Sarah

Paul was moving our wood pile yesterday (since it's now getting so hot that we don't need to use it to heat the house anymore) and found our long-lost tortoise who hibernated with us since November!  He had been free in the yard and lost to us for about...

Why did the tortoise cross the road?

Blog: Double Check Ranch   -   Monday April 12, 2010   -   By Sarah

I forgot to add that yesterday, April 11, Paul spotted a desert tortoise in the danger zone of Highway 77 as we were driving home.  It's a wonder that he hadn't been hit already, as he was cowering in the 'tire track' area of the road.   Paul...

Chaparral: 11,000 Years of Skin Protection?

Blog: Morgan Botanicals   -   Monday March 08, 2010   -   By Jessica

Chaparral is one of the most widespread plants found on the desert floor, and some of them are noted to be the oldest living plants in the world. Expansive areas of these shrubs are found growing throughout the desert in western San Bernardino County, and...

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