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Winter Egg Update

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday December 27, 2013   -   By Katie

In mid-November I shared that our hens had stopped laying eggs completely due to molting, cold weather and minimal daylight hours. Though chickens can and will lay occasional eggs during cold, dark winter days, we decided not to endure an entire winter...

When it Gets Hot

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

There’s no way around it, this week has been so hot and muggy you could just about cut the air with a knife.  Last night’s rainstorm was a blessed relief, but now the air is heavy and close like the tropics.  All the humans are doing their best to...

Caring for Baby Chicks

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday April 10, 2013   -   By Katie

Chickens may be “easy to care for” but baby chicks are fragile. Follow these tips to give you little peeps the best chance at a healthy adult life. Before the Chicks Arrive – Brooder Setup Baby chicks need a warm, safe, clean place to live during...

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.

Food prices and the HEAT and Draught effect in 201...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Thursday July 26, 2012   -   By Tony

Food prices are going up as the heat barometer drives more draught and crop failures into the path of farmers in the tropics ,the plain zones and beyond.This is the year of the Fire Spitting Dragon in  the Chinese calender and the year of "...

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...

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...

LIfe in the garden by Lavender Karen

Blog: Garden Inspirations   -   Monday August 22, 2011   -   By Marilyn

On Thursday morning I awoke to a wonderful surprise. Marigold Marilyn had been working in my garden. She placed two water mats in my garden and began staking them for me. I was so glad that I had pulled weeds in her garden earlier, or I would have felt pretty...

Wonderful Summer Doldrums

Blog: Kings Roaming Angus Farm   -   Tuesday August 09, 2011   -   By Andrew

My first Blog posting here.  Let's see how it goes.  I send email to my customer lists in Hastings on the Hudson, and in Chappaqua every once in a while.  Maybe I will start using this. We just returned home from the Cobleskill Fair this...

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Veggies for a Hot Summer Garden

Blog: Lazy Ox Farm   -   Thursday September 09, 2010   -   By Margie

We didn't intend to do hot summer garden trials this year, its just one of those things that happened to us. Gardens were failing all around our area, but we ate well and had an abundance to share. So, we thought we should share our successes with other folks...

Tomatoes for Hot Summers

Blog: Lazy Ox Farm   -   Thursday September 09, 2010   -   By Margie

You never know ahead of time what type of summer you are going to have. Had we known we would have record breaking heat and drought we would have done a heat tolerant tomato variety trial. But, last year we had unusually cool and wet, so who knew? Our...

hot birds

Blog: Auntie Annie's Fields, LLC   -   Monday August 09, 2010   -   By Elizabeth

It is hot, and the chickens are hot. They open their beaks to pant like dogs and their little necks wiggle with each breath. They hold their wings slightly away from their sides to let the cool air next to their bodies, which makes them look large and proud,...

A heat TSUNAMI ?Look out for crop thermal protecti...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Friday August 06, 2010   -   By Tony

There are explosions in the sun that some are nick naming them :Heat Tsunamis". We are experiencing this kind of heat here in Florida .How about you? Any releifs for farmers who lose their crops due to the Heat Tsunami? In Russia and Euorpe...

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Weeding is a four letter word

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Wednesday December 16, 2009   -   By Brian

We seemed to always take pictures of our vegetable gardens in the spring when they looked clean and weed free.  I find very few pictures of established gardens in late July or August.  This took me all of one second to figure out why.  One...

HAVE SHOVEL .WILL TRAVEL.SEEKING A BETTER ORGANIC ...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Tuesday August 11, 2009   -   By Tony

IT IS BLAZZING SUMMER ALREADY TAKING HOLD HERE  !!HEAT ..HUMIDITY ...MOSQUITO..and MOLD are the apparent summer harvest  in the HURRICANE SEASON ! A GOOD REASON TO "BAIL OUT" ...OF HERE!!! ARE YOU CONSIDERING HIRING AN...

more heat and humidity

Blog: Red Barn Heirloom Gardens   -   Thursday June 25, 2009   -   By Darren

Another hot and humid day in Daleyville.  We had to start thinning out our radishes and lettuce that have started to bolt because of the hot weather.  It always seems like such a shame!  If anyone has had success in delaying this, let me know...

winter growing ?

Blog: Phil's Organic Pharm   -   Sunday November 09, 2008   -   By Phil

Solar heated hothouse is a good idea if you have the time to set it up .I run 165 ft. of 1/2 inch plastic tubing across the top inside the hothouse 14x40  to heat up the water as it runs thru it ,so far it is working good on the sunny days heats my beds...


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