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Spring 2013 Video Update

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday May 07, 2013   -   By Katie

Despite the fact that I’ve been planting tons of seeds, the garden still looks a little barren. For this week I wanted to give you a video tour of what the farm looks like this spring. It’s not very glamorous right now (especially because I nee to do...

Gardening Gadgets for Kids

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday April 17, 2013   -   By Katie

Wish List Wednesday | Gardening Gadgets for Kids Welcome to another Wish List Wednesday ! This week Owen will begin sowing seeds for his 4’ x 6’ raised garden, located next to his swing set in the backyard. Last summer I enjoyed watching him...

Early Spring 2013 Update

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday April 01, 2013   -   By Katie

NOTE: Ooops! Somehow I managed to only save this as a draft and did not publish it. This was supposed to be posted on April 1 (no joke). Keep that in mind as you read my "today"s and "yesterday"s. - Farmer Katie Today’s Headline: No...

New Wood Stove in Greenhouse

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Friday March 22, 2013   -   By Jeff

 We installed a wood stove in our seedling house today. Holding 70 degrees at this point. More testing to come. I will keep you posted on how it works. This is something new for us. The house measures 22X24.

Spring? That's What the Calendar Says..

Blog: Good Earth Farmers   -   Wednesday March 20, 2013   -   By Stephen

Another Year? Our last blog entry was over a year ago--how can that be? We've been busy, of course. This past year only saw us take a couple of breaks from farming. Stephen often remarks about how much we've learned over the past seven years. Now...

Wish List Wednesday | Raised Garden Bed Ideas

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday March 20, 2013   -   By Katie

Wish List Wednesday | Raised Garden Beds Welcome to another Wish List Wednesday ! On the third Wednesday of every month I’m sharing about all sorts of things I’d like to have, try or know more about. So far I’ve brought you lists on things...

2013 Journal

Blog: Ward Hilltop Farm   -   Sunday March 10, 2013   -   By LuvPats

Three weeks ago, after having Cardinals at our feeder all winter, they began to call. It was the first sign of spring. Two weeks ago, sign number two was a flock of 14 wild turkey hens lollygagging over the bridge after coming over the bank at Lynch Creek and...

Heating the Greenhouse

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday March 04, 2013   -   By Katie

When I was growing up my mom always had a countdown to spring. I’m not a fan of cold weather, or snow, or the cold-meets-muddy mess that is early spring in Michigan. For all those reasons I always joyfully joined into the countdown. And for all of those...

In Search of Light

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Tuesday January 15, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

We are seekers of light.  From the ancient days of setting bonfires atop hills in the darkness of winter to the contemporary fashion of LED Christmas lights turning humble homes into nocturnal gingerbread illuminations, the lure of light in dark times...

Winter Gardening Confessions (An Update)

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday January 09, 2013   -   By Katie

Seems like anytime I’m making small talk these days I’m asked “How’s your garden?” (No complaints here; I’m happy to share!) So, let me just tell you how the garden is. It’s good. But not as expected. I just paid the garden a visit yesterday for the first...

Black Friday Black Gold

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday November 27, 2012   -   By Katie

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday! We enjoyed ours and know that we have much to be thankful for. Many of you probably also ‘celebrated’ Black Friday by standing in unbelievably long lines early in the cold morning to get great deals on...

More Garden Junque Ideas, Window Pane Mini Greenho...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Wednesday August 08, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Ryan and I were transplanting more tomatoes in the green house yesterday... he enjoys playing in the dirt~ after all he is a boy.  He got 14 flats done and was quite pleased with himself, especially with him earning fifty cents a flat...

A Special Tomato Story

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Friday June 01, 2012   -   By Rebekah

June 1, 2012 Last month I was contacted by a woman interested in giving me a couple of tomatoes. This woman's name was Deanna Douglas, and these weren't just some ordinary tomatoes. She explained to me that these heirloom fruits had been...

Extension Office Visit

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday April 21, 2012   -   By Jeff

The weather here at Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce has been cold and blustery. After experiencing some eighty degree days a couple of weeks ago, it is difficult to get used to this colder weather. Yesterday, I seeded most of the balance of tomatoes and also...

Crazy Busy

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Wednesday April 11, 2012   -   By Emily

Today, the sprouts and I are staying inside. It's snowing or sleeting or something out there, which just seems cruel after the 70 and 80 degree weather of a few weeks ago. But truthfully, it IS still early April, and after all, the barn coat is a much...

And the Season Begins...

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Monday April 02, 2012   -   By Rebekah

Suddenly the weather feels like spring again – real spring, where it is cold and if you stand out of the wind in the sun you can glimpse summer in the distance. I have planted some spring peas and early carrots. The plants in the greenhouse are growing,...

Family Fun

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday April 01, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today was another beautiful day. It started out with a little rain and very cool. I seeded several varieties of tomatoes, cabbage and cauliflower. About nine this morning we headed to my son's home in Crown Point, Indiana with my dad to meet the rest of my...

Very Busy Yet Enjoyable Day

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Friday March 30, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today was a little different than most days around the farm. I was up early as normal, but only to check on things and then it was off with my sister and family to move all the stuff from my parent's summer home in central Illinois. The property was sold and...

Sunday Adventures

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday March 18, 2012   -   By Jeff

Yesterday was another very productive day. I revamped the seed room and erected the small temporary greenhouse outside. We use the temporary greenhouse for plants once they are transplanted. So now with the expanded seeding room, we will have enough room...

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