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Does anyone really care?

Blog: Lunchboxes4Life All-Natural Organic School Lunches   -   Saturday May 26, 2012   -   By Amy

So 4 years ago, I had this idea that children needed to eat healthier lunches, what I have discovered is that the average parent either does not have time, or the world of commercialism is just against them. I wanted to pack and deliver healthy lunches to...

Critters I'd like to Vaporize

Blog: Mini Miracles Farm CSA   -   Monday May 14, 2012   -   By Natalie

When I was a child, I loved all manner of critters. Crawling ones, flying ones and those that ran on little soft pads. Much to my parents chagrin, I was the kid constantly dragging home helpless, abandoned cats, dogs and once on vaccation a seagull hit by a...

I Look Normal

Blog: Meadowview Farm & Natural Habitat Gardens, LLC   -   Tuesday May 08, 2012   -   By Lori

It's official, I have recovered from my March run in with Poison Ivy.  I certainly don't want to go through that again.  My face has finally stopped tingling and has returned to normal; however, I have many wrinkles where there used to be none. ...

Yet another creative use for plastic grocery bags

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Thursday May 03, 2012   -   By Terry

Any of you that grew up when paper grocery bags were the only option at the store knows just how handy the plastic bags are that we get now.  I know they are annoying and they have a bad habit of multiplying in the cabinet, BUT could you imagine being...

Edible Landscaping!

Blog: Owens Acres - Lavender, Herbs, and Tea   -   Sunday April 29, 2012   -   By Laura & Mike

Edible Landscaping   With the weather warming up, it's time to start thinking about your home garden.  This year why not plant a few easy to grow herbs for teas and medicinals!  Here are some suggestions:   1. ...

Children's Gardens & more themes, Butterfly Kisses...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Tuesday April 17, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Each Spring my children get pretty enthusiastic about planting 'their' own garden plots.  Ryan, my soon to be 10year old is always right there ready to get going.  Last year he gathered several old bricks he discovered and made small 'raised'...

What to expect when the unexpected happen as you s...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Tuesday April 10, 2012   -   By Tony

As the Earth Day series of topics goes by , I ponder on the EXPECTATIONS of gardening or farming.Expect the UNEXPECTED to happen!   Usually we treat our garden project with some high profile expectations.Here is an example of a NEW...

Birds~ Watching, Feeding & Housing, Pretty Porche...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Friday April 06, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

I love to watch Kyle our oldest son take his little brother Evan's hand to go fill the bird feeders.  It is so sweet and special!  Kyle has always been my bird feeder and now Evan is too.  We love to watch the boo-jays come to the giant...

Starting Seeds, Easy Liquid Fertilizer, Deterring...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Tuesday April 03, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Starting Seeds in doors is very easy and extremely rewarding!  All you need is a few everyday household items~ *If you buy organic baby lettuce, greens or spinach than you will have access to those handy clear plastic containers with lids.  These...

Gardening Gift Exchange, Lovely Luncheon and Pars...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Monday April 02, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

"He who plants a garden plants happiness." Old Chinese proverb. Who doesn't love to get flowers, a special card or a 'just because' gift?  I know it always brings a smile to my face, that's for sure.  Here are a few novel ideas I have...

Seed Gift's, Secret Pal's and a Yummy Quiche

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Saturday March 31, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

I love to give gifts, especially gifts for or from the garden!  There is something special in a wild flower bouquet just because.... or a small start from a perennial plant for a special friend.  I have several perennials in my gardens that are from...

Raised Bed Gardening, Plant Container Ideas, Yummy...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Friday March 30, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

"We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts."  William Hazlitt Has Spring sprung?  it surely does feel like it.  I was talking to a friend this morning about the Robin spotting (other...

Robins & Geese, Kitchen Gardens & Yummy Potatoes, ...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Thursday March 29, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

A few weeks ago our friends Kevin & wife Hilda spotted twenty-one Robins in their front yard! Kevin is the music teacher at our childrens school and he told the children how he and his wife gazed out their living room window in awe...

It was a beautiful day at Home Farm Today

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Sunday March 18, 2012   -   By Arlene

3/18/12   It was a beautiful day today and I had a lot to do on the computer so it was about 10:30 am before I got out to the greenhouse where the thermometer said 110 degrees!   I quickly propped open the door and...

Another morning at Home Farm

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Sunday March 18, 2012   -   By Arlene

3/17/12   It was an overcast day today with rain off and on so I started working at 8 am .   I finished the last little bit of the wild flower garden after putting in 400 pounds of top soil and the rest of...

Starting Sweet Potatoes

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Thursday March 15, 2012   -   By Terry

It's always fun to get new things to "play" with here on the farm.  This year there's a "sweet 'tater startin' box" right next to the orchard.  The box was constructed right on the ground, much like a cold frame---well, I guess...

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Spring is a comin'

Blog: The Appalachian Shed   -   Thursday March 01, 2012   -   By Terrie

Despite the temps spiking up and down, the seedlings are right on schedule for spring planting.  The greenhouse is bursting at the seems with old favorites and new (to us) Heirlooms. John has over 20 varieties of Heirloom tomatoes this year!  I am...

Late winter on the farm

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Wednesday February 29, 2012   -   By Terry

Although mud is still the most popular flooring in the great outdoors, spring is creeping through the cracks.  A couple of freezer burned hyacinths stand amidst the bones and skeletons of the front perennial garden, and the spring peepers have been...

New USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Wednesday January 25, 2012   -   By Terry

During the yucky days of winter the Happy Hoer does a lot of surfing ....... I also subscribe to several blogs of interest.  Just this morning a new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map was published, with a feature where you can type in your zip code and your...

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