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Mud Season

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Tuesday April 15, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

In Wisconsin, they say we have four seasons—Summer, Winter, Deer Season, and Mud Season.  This year has seen a good-old-fashioned kind of winter, with plenty of snow, lingering bouts of cold, and little reprieve until lately.  Everyone is wishing...

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Lettuce!

Blog: Abbe Hills Farm CSA   -   Friday April 12, 2013   -   By Laura

Greetings shareholders and friends of Abbe Hills Farm,   There is no market this weekend.  Next Saturday, April 20, the market will be in Mt. Vernon.    Even though there is no market this weekend, I have things to sell, including eggs,...

Rain, rain, rain!

Blog: KaPa De'Le Farm   -   Thursday December 06, 2012   -   By Karen

December 7, 2012; well "they" told us that the sun was going to shine today; but, it didn't.  It was a foggy, drizzly, cold mess all day.  On our little piece of heaven, over that past 4 days, we've had almost 7 inches of rain.  For...

Choosing Annuals, Keep Flowers Blooming, Mud Room ...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Wednesday July 11, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

The nursery & garden centers are a tempting place to go right now for us gardeners.  As we drive past we can see the happy pansies that we just know want to come home with us, shrubs that we are sure we would have just the right...

Love and Hate the rain

Blog: Hog and Dogs Ranch / Produce   -   Friday March 16, 2012   -   By Brien and Debbie

As we go through the rain I am sitting in front of our fire place drinking a strong cup of coffee, listing to the weather on Good Day Sacramento 31.I haven't seen the amount they claimed was going to happen ,but its not over yet, Cows look happy about the...

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An alternative animal bedding

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Thursday February 23, 2012   -   By Mary

Keep the mud down in your animal pens.   Mud is dangerous to animals because the standing water can result in an unhygienic environment that can lead to disease in your animals.   If you cannot afford gravel, or sawdust or other celebrated beddings...

Digging out

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Sunday January 02, 2011   -   By Megan

Last nite while feeding the horses I buried Betsy! She spun herself 180o and buried her nose in the soft ground under the pine tree, I cussed, pushed, rocked, and begged to no avail! I was stuck! As I sat there in the dark trying to think of who to call for...

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The Barefoot Gardener

Blog: JustPicked Farms   -   Sunday May 16, 2010   -   By Cheryl

May 16 The Barefoot Gardener I went out into the garden this afternoon to try to get some things done on the only non-rainy day we’ve had in a while.  I was fairly productive, and got corn, beans, and zucchini planted, and got the mulch...

The Fifth Season

Blog: JustPicked Farms   -   Sunday February 28, 2010   -   By Cheryl

February 28 The Fifth Season Some places have two seasons – the rainy season and the dry season.  Most everyplace else has four seasons – Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.  Kansas has five seasons, and we’re in that fifth...

Spring Fever on Golden Farm

Blog: Golden Farm   -   Wednesday January 20, 2010   -   By Farmer Sue

We have spring fever on Golden Farm.  The big snow in December had Farmer Sue snowed in for days, wading through four foot drifts to feed and water all of the critters.  We slept and fed, and slept and fed.  The dogs and cats loved it!  The...

Now for the mud!

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday January 18, 2010   -   By David

Well the snow melted and now we have mud everywhere. I'm glad we're down to just breeding stock on pigs. A whole bunch of grower pigs in this mess tires you out.   It's time to think about ordering chicks. We have made the decision to use a bird...

Just In Time To Beat the Snow

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Sunday December 13, 2009   -   By Chris

A couple of weeks back we had about what seemed to be non-stop rain for days on end.  The farm had become a mud pit.  Almost like Spring, but without the flowers, grass, and other plants popping up and sucking up the excess water.  So...we had...

Rain Gutters = Dry Pigs

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday August 24, 2009   -   By Chris

One of the projects that was on the slate this summer was to install gutters along the front edge of the barn.  Mainly I wanted to keep some of the water out of the pig pen, but also I wanted to try to keep the rain splashing on the barn sills to a...

A Day Out with the Tractor (What Mud?)

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Thursday July 02, 2009   -   By Chris

It all started when we decided it was time to claim the firewood we'd stacked from cutting down some trees last summer.  It was time to haul it up to the front of the yard nearer the house so that my dad has something to do when he visits (He's a...

Mud, geese, and June movie night

Blog: Abbe Hills Farm CSA   -   Sunday June 21, 2009   -   By Laura

Greetings shareholders.  We'll have some combination of lettuce, kohlrabi, broccoli, radishes, bok choi, snap peas, Asian greens, spinach, kale, and cilantro this week.  We might not have everything both Monday and Thursday, but we'll have...

A day during calving season

Blog: Ebersole Cattle Company   -   Wednesday March 11, 2009   -   By ShanenEbersole

Well, we are in the thick of it!  Calving Time.   So far, we have about 20 calves alive and healthy.  As you can see, we have been doing everything we can to get them warm and dry.  Including letting them inside our house, well...

Farm Trucks

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Tuesday February 10, 2009   -   By Chris

So, one of the first things we did when we moved into our new farm was change the sign on the truck.  In fact, I ordered the new town label as soon as we found out that the closing was going through.  We love tooling around in our pickup...


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