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At the Seed of an Apple...

Blog: Healthway Farms & CSA   -   Monday March 24, 2014   -   By Sam

To be honest, there really isn't any part of farming that I haven't enjoyed at least a little bit so far--any kind of planting, caring, harvesting, selling, or maintaining all have their level of soul-deep satisfaction. But at the end of the day, my passion on...

Thinking about African Americans in Agriculture

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday February 28, 2014   -   By Katie

By definition, being a minority means that in most circles and situations I’m among people who are different than me. I don’t mind. In fact someday I’d like to write about how being a multi-racial person has helped (and in some ways necessitated) me to...

Barn Quilts

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Sunday September 16, 2012   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

You may have seen them in Iowa.  You may have seen them out on the prairie.  And if you make it down to the farm, you’ll see them right here in Sawyer County!  These precision-painted pieces adorning agricultural structures are known as...

Heirloom Vegetables - A Little Bit of Our Heritage

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Tuesday February 21, 2012   -   By Jeff

What draws many of my customers to heirlooms is flavor. They want a tomato that tastes like a real tomato, not a plastic one. They long for corn that tastes like it did when they were a kid. They search for a sweet, juicy muskmelon,...

Ancient and modern wilderness preservation

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Saturday June 04, 2011   -   By Mary

Though the names of Roosevelt, Mills, Muir, Thoreau are known in the United States as advocates for conservation of natural resources, the first time natural resources were conserved by a government was during the reign of the Emperor Ashoka I of what is today...

Early dietetics in Texas

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Sunday May 29, 2011   -   By Mary

Sometimes a glance back at the origins of a science are as enlightening as the most recent research.   So little has changed fundamentally since its beginning, while so much detail and understanding has been gained!   Nutritional science, pioneered...

Hemet Grapefruit

Blog: Bautista Creek Local Produce   -   Sunday May 22, 2011   -   By Susan

Our farm was recently visited by David Karp, a researcher at University of California Riverside and "Market Watch columnist for the L.A. Times.  The article came out on line on Friday, May 20th and will be in the paper the following Friday. ...

The history of fungicide - A case study of Rust

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Monday March 14, 2011   -   By Mary

Spring is the time when what we harvest in autumn is determined.   Planting is half the game, tending is the other.   Good forethought in both allows success.   For those of us planting wheat and other small grains this year, we should not...

The Tamworth Breed History - Another Take

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday December 20, 2010   -   By David

  Tamworth Boar circa 1914 The Tamworth is probably the purest of the modern breeds of swine, it having been improved more largely by selection and care than by the introduction of the blood of other breeds. One historian claims ...

Boulder Belt Farm Share Inititiative vol 2 issue 2...

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Tuesday November 09, 2010   -   By Lucy

    Greenings and Saladations, We have just two weeks left in the season which makes me happy and sad (I guess one could call that bittersweet). I am happy to be through what turned out to be one of the hardest seasons we have ever had. But not...

Age Old Advice and Gardening Wisdom

Blog: West Brookfield Farmers Market   -   Sunday August 15, 2010   -   By Amy

The following excerpts taken From The Old Farmer’s Almanac by Robert B. Thomas, No. 86, 1860. Then honor him who tills the soil,As well as those who rear our domes; For both leave monuments of toil Which point to many happy homes.   Sound...

About our farm, our land, and us.

Blog: Five Mountain Farm (formerly Lent's Organics)   -   Wednesday April 14, 2010   -   By Christopher

Five Mountain Farm  Shickshinny, PA We are a small family farm in McKendree Village, about 5 miles outside of Shickshinny, PA.  Our farm is 120 acres, with a diverse landscape of woodlands, wetlands, pastures and meadows.  Our hemlocks are...

Little Bit of History

Blog: Barbra Flores   -   Thursday March 04, 2010   -   By Andrea

My name is Andrea DeJesus.  My mother is Barba Flores, hence the name Barbra's Farm.  A little Family History.  My grandfather started farming long ago around the Junction City Area.  As time went on he purchased property on Eureka...

A Time for Gertie and a Wish for Luck

Blog: Emma's Family Farm in Maine   -   Wednesday February 24, 2010   -   By Rose and Steve

Just this morning, Gertie the goose laid her first egg of the season. She is one of our "up front" residents here, Gertie along with her mate Henry live where they are visible from both the road and the driveway. Henry has been with us since Rose came home...

Once Upon a Time

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Wednesday January 27, 2010   -   By Marcie

I don't know how it all began, really....this connection to the bees. I remember being a toddler in West Hempstead, NY and my best (and only friend) Eddy McGrath and I ran around my yard with little baggies playing Jungle Boy and Jungle Girl....trying to catch...

History in Context

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Sunday December 13, 2009   -   By Emily

One of the great things about our farm is the sense of history you get just by being here.  Not just because we choose to farm with horses and use antique equipment, but the very buildings are antiques too!  One of my long-term goals is to research...

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History

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Tuesday June 16, 2009   -   By Megan

This is an excerpt from "A History of Shelby County Iowa 1915" Perry McDowell born May 17,1866 "Poets often tell the truth and the old song which contains the refrain "The farmer feeds them all" states a very fundamental economic truth. Without the farmer...

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Saving the Sierras by Killing One Tree at a Time -...

Blog: Re Rustica   -   Wednesday March 18, 2009   -   By fullofbeans

Saws and axes are still good enough for thinning trees. Shovels are still good enough for planting trees. And, it turns out, tents are still good enough for living in! We love trees. Who doesn’t? Yet we cut down a big one - almost 4 feet across. Then we...

Favorite Things About Our Old Barn

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Friday March 13, 2009   -   By Teresa

I love old barns.  I photograph them on vacations and use a barn in our farm's logo.  I really love our old barn.  Not because it has any particularly flashy architecture or stands out amongst other barns -- I just love it because it...

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