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This Little Piggie,...

Blog: Homestead Pantry   -   Thursday July 17, 2014   -   By Homestead Artisa

First let me say how surprised I was to log in today and realize I had saved drafts, and not published any blog entries for several months.  Hum.  Well, here goes yet another one.   This spring I was disappointed that our gilts and sows had not...

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Farming and gardening as an act of CREATING BALANC...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Monday July 07, 2014   -   By Tony

When will you and me wake up to the natural LAW of BALANCE??? Our society ,our lives,our relationships,our acts , our you name it???..are they in BALANCE?? It is said that the Hurricanes are created with a soft  blow of a feather at the other end of...

Farm life end of spring 2014

Blog: The Kucek Family Farm   -   Wednesday May 21, 2014   -   By Maria

It as been some time since the last post as I have been working hard on so many things.  Kucek Family Farms had been thriving.  I and my brother have been prepping for harvest already, even though harvest is not till September some time.  Walnut...

Garden Ergonomics,Anatomy and physiology for farme...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Monday May 12, 2014   -   By Tony

Anatomy and physiology of TROPICAL S. Florofa Organic Garden -By Tony Dagher BA, CFMG, CFMT Previously I  wrote on  Soil as an essential part of GARDEN STRUCTURE.(1) ...

When the Snow Clears

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Friday May 09, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Springtime archaeology is in full swing.  Removed is the white blanket of snow, leaving behind the dog droppings, fallen branches, spilled chicken bedding, and the skeleton of last year’s garden.  Jacob (one of our summer interns this year who is...

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 ...

Garden Cleanup and Sore Muscles!

Blog: Spyglass Gardens   -   Tuesday April 08, 2014   -   By Steve or Wendy

Its never an easy task -- cleaning up the garden. No matter how big or small theres is always debris, broken pots, hoses to mend and trees to trim.   Winter in Idaho can be hard on everything. Stacks of leaves smashed into every corner, branches...

Applications now available for 2014 Vendors

Blog: Schoolcraft UMC Farmers Market   -   Monday March 10, 2014   -   By SUMC

The Schoolcraft UMC Farmers' Market will open for the 2014 season on Wednesday, June 4 and run through the end of September. Applications are available at the Church website at www.schoolcraftumc.org. The market is a great place to find fruits, veggies,...

Seed Starting Resources

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday February 24, 2014   -   By Katie

Those of us who live in cooler climates and who want to get a jump-start on the growing season have been thinking about seed-starting recently. Last winter I shared several informative posts about how and when to start seeds. This winter I thought it...

Chicken Paddock Planting Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Thursday February 13, 2014   -   By Katie

Last spring’s Chicken Week seems a world away now as I look out onto giants mounds of fluffy snow. That week of posts introducing our first flock of chickens also discussed our plans and tips for chicken keeping. One of the central concepts in our plan...

Square Foot Garden Seed Tape

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday February 04, 2014   -   By Katie

Seeds come in many shapes and sizes. The tiniest seeds – such as radishes, carrots and onions – can be difficult to sow with precision. One way to address this problem is to use seed tape. Fortunately seed tape is easy to make, store and use, both in...

2014 Fenceline Garden Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday January 24, 2014   -   By Katie

Earlier this month I shared my Main Garden Plan for 2014. If you’re interested in seeing what I’m growing in our 1,152 square feet of raised beds, click here . In that post I mentioned that I had not yet created a plan for the Fenceline Garden, a...

2014 Seed Starting Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday January 17, 2014   -   By Katie

Earlier this month I shared the 2014 Main Garden Plan for Arcadia Farms (and you can see it by clicking here ). I’m still working on plans for the Fenceline Garden because I’d like to transition it from a garden of annuals to a space for perennial fruit...

Organic Gardening TIPS:How to protect your vegetab...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Tuesday January 07, 2014   -   By Tony

Happy New Year ..gardeners and farmers . Stay warm by working out at your garden/farm "inclement  COLD "weather permitting!!! Better safe than sorry: Are you ready to protect your garden against the cold fronts and Polar Vortex now to...

2014 Main Garden Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday January 03, 2014   -   By Katie

Welcome to 2014! I’ve decided to ring in the new year by sharing my 2014 garden plans with you. For those of you who are unfamiliar, our farm consists of two principal gardens: The Main Garden and the Fenceline Garden. Today I’m going to be sharing the...

Garden Therapy..A rediscovered ancient healing art...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Tuesday December 17, 2013   -   By Tony

Are you contemplating a healthy Body-Mind-Spirit  resolution for 2014.??? There are so many people who dream or plan but never DO Follow up on the garden grounds . Off course you are NOT one of them .That is why this article is catching your...

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FREE Custom Garden Plan & Seeds

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday December 09, 2013   -   By Katie

I am so grateful for Local Harvest. They provide an amazing interface for consumers to connect with local farmers, and if you're reading this post you're probably already convinced about the myriad reasons why that's healthy for our communities. The...

Alternative Storage

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Saturday December 07, 2013   -   By Phil

  In addition to canning, freezing and drying; we like to "store" some veggies right in the garden. We usually plant leeks, turnips, carrots, daikon radishes and cabbages in a patch together (closely spaced) in late summer for winter harvest....

Walnuts are done!

Blog: The Kucek Family Farm   -   Wednesday November 06, 2013   -   By Maria

Walnuts:  The harvest is over!  What a great year we had for walnuts, and for the first year ever with a big thanks to my brother, we got the complete harvest completed in under a month. Not only that, the walnuts look great.  And according to...

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