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Building Beehives

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Thursday January 22, 2015   -   By Terry

One person's demolition project is another's construction project.   A friend of mine added a garage to his house and in the process demolished part of the porch.  The porch ceiling and floor were both made from cedar boards.  They were headed...

Food Preservation Basics

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Tuesday December 02, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

It’s that time of year again! Harvest season has hit its peak – and for us local food lovers, this means we have access to more produce than we could ever consume before it starts to go bad. Luckily, there are many ways to keep food from spoilage that will...

Love Potion #10 Tea

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday February 14, 2014   -   By Katie

Ok. Not really. It’s not a potion. No magic here. Just a yummy cup of tea that happens to be full of herbs known for their aphrodisiac qualities. It’s a sweet and simple handmade gift your tea lover will love on Valentine’s Day. If you’re an herb...

DIY Advent Tea Set

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday December 20, 2013   -   By Katie

Last summer I shared with you that I love tea . I grew up drinking at least a cup a day, guided by my mother who throws down a pot or so in the same time frame. One of the things I treasure most about get togethers with my mom, brother and sister-in-law...

Fresh Look

Blog: Art, Fresh Produce & more   -   Friday July 05, 2013   -   By Haley

This was just a boring wooden stool before it was given a fresh look with some black paint and a new padded seat cover. I used black spray paint, which made it easy to cover the inside of the legs. The seat cover I made from a shirt I couldn't wear anymore....

Frost! (And Other Updates)

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday May 13, 2013   -   By Katie

There’s a reason why the last frost date in Michigan (the reasonable date on which you can plant outside in the spring without worrying about frost harming your plants) has been moved to May 18 . Last night (May 12/13) we had a visit from good ole Jack...


Blog: Shag Bark Hickory Farms   -   Tuesday April 09, 2013   -   By farmfreshchic

It's here, it's here! My honest to goodness favorite part of gardening. I am not sure if it is the mothering or the miracle of the act it's self but I LOVE to start seeds. Big ones, fat ones, small ones, odd ones.... they all make me feel the same. A jump up...

Dried Flowers

Blog: Hammelmans Dried Floral LLC   -   Monday March 04, 2013   -   By Bernadette'

Are dried flowers really still used? Retorical question! We have been growing them since 1989! Business increases every year and has since we started. Of course we'd like everyone to use these beauties and I'm grateful to everyone who does. ...

Newly Weaned Alpaca Boys

Blog: Quarry Critters Alpaca Ranch   -   Tuesday February 28, 2012   -   By Julie

Newly Weaned Alpaca Boys Written by Julie Wysong                 Today I went to check on the newly weaned alpaca boys. Weaning is when we remove the baby alpacas, called cria, from...

How to build a 14x14 solar cabin - Under $200.00

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Tuesday January 18, 2011   -   By Poly

How to build a 14x14 solar cabin for under $200.00

Growing Spinach - advice on how to grow Spinach - ...

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Saturday January 15, 2011   -   By Poly

Growing Spinach - advice on how to grow Spinach Spinach is relatively easy to grow in cool climates and it is packed with nutrients such as iron, protein, vitamin A and chlorophyll. Whether raw in salads or lightly steamed spinach is a suitable...

DIY – Grow your own fish for food at home

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Monday January 03, 2011   -   By Poly

DIY – Grow your own fish for food at home by Marshall Brain |  Looking for something to do with that extra space in your basement, garage or backyard? Aquaculture is one option. You raise fist to eat in tanks. Here’s a small...

Hawthorn ~ the lovers herb

Blog: Sister Sage Herbs   -   Thursday December 09, 2010   -   By Jayne

  Please enjoy this blog about my farm. I will update as much as I can, but please contact me if you want to visit or find out about one of our programs, classes, or volunteer projects. Enjoy in Good Health & Peace~ Jayne Hawthorn is great for the...

Who would want to 'dis backyard chickens?

Blog: Westminster Farmers' Market   -   Tuesday April 20, 2010   -   By Dean

      This commentary in "Poultry USA" caught my eye. Editor Gary Thornton states, "Backyard poultry keeping will influence consumer views and possibly, at some point, buying behavior for retail poultry products."...

Finches and why I like warm weather

Blog: Greenjeans Farm   -   Thursday January 22, 2009   -   By Jeff & Toni

I pruned the orchards last week.   I picked up most of it, but left some in my wake.   It has been an extremely nice January this year.   Warm afternoons and sunny skies.   The grass is growing and Jeff decided to mow last week.   ...

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