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It's Pumpkin Season at Bountiful Blessings Farm!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday September 15, 2013   -   By Jeff

We have started picking pumpkins and gourds at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. Stop out and check out our selection!!!  

Late summer on the farm

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Wednesday August 07, 2013   -   By Teresa

August and September are two of my favorite months here on the farm. Being in the pumpkin patch business I love October, too, but it comes with mixed emotions of the season drawing to a close.  August and September are busy and sometimes stressful, but I...

Early Summer Adventures

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Monday June 24, 2013   -   By Teresa

May and June have been a whirlwind and it is hard to believe July is just a week away.  This has been a busy and exciting time on the farm as pumpkin planting time just ended.  We started planting May 24 with some of the longer season hardshell (big...

Late Summer

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Monday August 13, 2012   -   By Teresa

Despite how terribly dry and hot it has been this summer, our pumpkins have survived and seem to have fruited pretty well.  The drought continues but the temperatures have finally cooled off so they continue to bloom and grow.  We did...

Hot, crazy summer at Hawk Valley Garden

Blog: Hawk Valley Garden   -   Monday July 30, 2012   -   By Sue

Hello to all from Northwest Iowa... Hawk Valley Garden has survived this long, crazy summer of 2012. We planted early in May and had a decent month of rains and weather all the way to mid June. Then drought hit us and we had no rain until the...

Mid-Summer

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Thursday July 12, 2012   -   By Teresa

Mid-July already?  What??  I can't seem to believe it's this time of year already, although the signs are all there.  The cicadas are singing, we ate our first BLTs yesterday with our homegrown tomatos, the corn is all tassled and the pumpkins...

Wilsons Gourds loves and invites all to Salem and ...

Blog: Wilsons Gourds   -   Wednesday June 27, 2012   -   By Karen and Paul

Wilsons Gourds invites  all on Thursday June 28,2012 to enjoy the shade and come to Bryan Memorial Park in Salem, IL off Boone Street from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. to the Farmer's Market to get all your produce, baked goods, jams and jellies, unique crafts and...

Illinois Gourd Society offering fantastic gourd wo...

Blog: Wilsons Gourds   -   Monday June 11, 2012   -   By Karen and Paul

Please join us and our friends from The Illinois Gourd Society and visit the gourd exhibits and take some gourd workshops at the Lebanon, IL Art Show and  Illinois Gourd Society's gourd gathering on June 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 24 from 10 a.m....

Hawk Valley Garden will open September 10 for Fall...

Blog: Hawk Valley Garden   -   Wednesday August 03, 2011   -   By Sue

Hawk Valley Garden is northwest Iowa's speciality pumpkin provider and carries over 150 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds for your fall decorating needs. The fall 2011 season is almost here and we are so excited and anxious for opening day which is...

Gourd History

Blog: Wilsons Gourds   -   Friday July 29, 2011   -   By Karen and Paul

The greatest fun we have when vending our gourds at farm markets in Belleville and Swansea, IL is giving folks some information about gourds.  We also enjoy telling some folks about them at fairs and festivals and the Midwestern Herb and Garden Show each...

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Out of My Gourd!

Blog: Dark Water Ranch   -   Thursday January 27, 2011   -   By shepherd

It is that time of year, planning for what and where to plant for spring. We are expanding the gourd production this year so we are trying to decide how large an area to work for the gourds.  We make crafts from the gourds and sell them to others for...

Fall Decoration Time

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Sunday October 10, 2010   -   By Emily

Beautiful fall weather here after much rain.  We're happy to have 9 more piglets here at the farm, as Fern finally had her fall litter yesterday.  The mud has kept me from the garden lately, but now it's been so much fun to see all the...

Fair time & the first harvest

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Tuesday August 10, 2010   -   By Teresa

Yesterday was an exciting day, as we harvested the first fruits of this year's labors.  Our county fair is this week so we gathered up our contenders.  We ended up with nine entries between the two of us:  mini pumpkins, small gourds, one large...

Deer In My Garden

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Thursday June 03, 2010   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

I have read about many deer repellent and tried a few, the most cost effective, until now, is the garlic and egg mixture.  I say, until now, I had not heard of what a family in my church has come up with.  The father and son sleep in their garden to...

The Latest from the Farm

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Sunday May 30, 2010   -   By Teresa

Lots of exciting things have been happening here on the farm!  All of our pumpkins, squash and gourds are in the ground.  We were pleased to be done about a week ahead of our usual schedule.  Planting began on May 15 with the giant...

Tomatoes in our garden

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Friday May 14, 2010   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

We suddenly realized the May-haws are ready!!  Time to "get with it" for that wonderful fresh May-haw jelly...... It seems there are so many things going on this time of year, one tends to forget what was pending from a day or two...

Tomatoes in our garden

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Wednesday May 12, 2010   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

While spreading more compost today on our various crops, I noticed the deer have been in the field again!! Time for drastic measures........I check the electric fence, and discovered it is not working. It took a little while for me to get up the courage to...

Tomatoes in our garden

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Saturday May 08, 2010   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

Good morning, everyone!!  I pray that the others in our great nation will have the glorious weather that we are having here this week!! Everyone know there is so much difference between north Louisiana and South Louisiana, even the climate is drastically...

Tomatoes in our garden

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Thursday April 29, 2010   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

Just an update on how the composting and mulching is going!! After three days for pitch forking and shoveling compost...I was telling myself I was doing "weight bearing exercises" and this was good for me. That worked for quite a while, then came...

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