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Cherries and blueberries in bloom

Blog: Riverdance Farms   -   Sunday March 23, 2014   -   By Cindy

It is just a few days past the spring equinox and the cherry trees and blueberry bushes are blooming, Honeybees and native bees are buzzing. A pair of Redtail Hawks are courting and building their nest in the Cottonwood trees in the river bottom below the...

Getting Up Close and Personal With California's Dr...

Blog: SavRaw Local Farm Box   -   Saturday March 08, 2014   -   By Kali

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/02/05/how-think-about-california-drought   This article on Take Part, is about Gene Etheridge, who has an organic fruit farm in Dinuba CA, who is our source for fruit. Please feel free to share this article! 

Drought What to do and still have a great season

Blog: Hog and Dogs Ranch / Produce   -   Sunday February 23, 2014   -   By Brien and Debbie

I live and farm in California that has its own problems, Right now we are in a drought which to other states is a normal thing,but to us its an OH MY GOD what do we do,I am surprised how fast  fellow farmers looked to the Government for help-- WHY they...

7 Reasons to Appreciate Winter

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday January 29, 2014   -   By Katie

I’m a Michigan girl, which means not only am I used to four seasons but dramatic, often vacillating transitions between those seasons. In the spring and fall it is not uncommon to have sunny, 80-degree weather and windy, perhaps rainy 40-degree weather...

It's so dry!

Blog: Woods' Edge Apples Orchard   -   Sunday September 08, 2013   -   By Laurie

Praying for rain tonight.  We are starting to lose apples off the trees because it is so incredibly dry.  We have trickle irrigation, but that is only a supplemental system and it cannot deliver enough water to compensate for this drought.  ...

Wishing for Rain

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Sunday September 08, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

It’s been about a month now of “too much of a good thing”—clear blue skies with a few puffy little clouds, a gentle or blustery breeze, and no rain to spoil your canoe trip or picnic with friends.  While all these sunny days have been great for the...

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Irrigation Pumps

Blog: Triton's Farm   -   Monday May 20, 2013   -   By Triton

This week on the farm: I thought I had the water all figured out and then the pump went out. I would like to say when it rains it pours, but I would like a drenching of rain right now. I think the average rainfall in May is .65 inches. I guess there's not much...

We Are Back!

Blog: Tulsa City Farm   -   Monday February 18, 2013   -   By Malcolm

 We are so sorry that we have not been blogging.Life was hard the last couple of years and tiring with the drought, that we just forgot about the blog.

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Olla Irrigation for a Market Garden

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday January 07, 2013   -   By Katie

Clay olla buried in the garden. Image from http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/olla-gardening-the-original-dr-78565 It’s January. And it’s cold. And I’m glad… mostly. I’m not a fan of cold weather, but I’m hoping a cold, snowy Michigan winter means a...

Grain Prices - Will They Effect You?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday August 13, 2012   -   By David

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or just don’t pay attention to the media, you  know much of the United States is suffering from a drought. The experts say this dry weather rivals any we have had in at least fifty years. There will be far...

A challenging summer

Blog: Chicken Thistle Farm   -   Monday August 06, 2012   -   By Andy

We know everyone has heard the stories of this summers drought and the challenges in farming in conditions like this.  As a small farm we have certainly had our own challenges this year.  One thing we hear from a lot of our customers is...

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...

The Preparation continues

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Saturday June 09, 2012   -   By Twilya

It is approximately midnight and in seven hours I will be on my way to the Old Cheney Road Farmers Market in Lincoln, NE.   In tow is a lot of hard work and if I don’t day some great produce.   The girls and I spent the last...

Is it fall yet?

Blog: The Farm Report from Turkey Hill   -   Sunday August 28, 2011   -   By Farmer Herman

Hey everybody. The heat and drought just won't let up. nevermind, we will continue to prepare for the fall/winter season as if the earth will continue to spin and the seasons to turn. gotta trust something. A few scallions are up. I think it has been too hot...

Thunder snow - Harbinger of rough times?

Blog: Beaver Creek Gardens CSA   -   Tuesday February 01, 2011   -   By Cheri

All the prognosticators are calling for a winter storm today that will impact 100M people in the US on this first day of February.  With the days getting longer, we have been busy with seed orders and anticipating the smell of newly awakened soil. ...

Boulder Belt Farm Share Inititiative vol 2 issue 2...

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Tuesday November 09, 2010   -   By Lucy

    This is it, the last share of the 2010 FSI season. We all made it through and we should be proud of our locavore accomplishment. It is not easy to be in a CSA as an American eater as we American eaters are all about convenience and price and...

Boulder Belt Farm Share Inititiative vol 2 issue 2...

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Tuesday November 09, 2010   -   By Lucy

    Greenings and Saladations, We have just two weeks left in the season which makes me happy and sad (I guess one could call that bittersweet). I am happy to be through what turned out to be one of the hardest seasons we have ever had. But not...

Boulder Belt Farm Share Inititiative vol 2 issue 2...

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Tuesday November 09, 2010   -   By Lucy

    Greenings and Saladations! It's week 23, just 2 more weeks for the people who have bought 4 week shares (you guys are getting a bonus week as there are 5 weeks in Sept and you paid for 4 of them)  and 4 more weeks for the 3 month and...

Boulder Belt Farm Share Inititiative vol 2 issue 2...

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Tuesday November 09, 2010   -   By Lucy

    It's week 21 and a whole new month to boot! September is often our most bountiful month but I am not so sure this will be the case this year as it is so hot and dry and this is now having a negative impact on the market garden. The crops are...

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