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Everyday Aesthetics

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Sunday May 25, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Farms are certainly places of function—growing food to feed the family, the neighbors, and some to sell to help keep the place running—but often in family-run, small-scale farms, there is also attention to other details that are not just for form...

Happy Holidays from Mangos In Paradise.LLC

Blog: Mangos In Paradise, LLC   -   Saturday December 28, 2013   -   By Libby

Happy Holidays from Mangos In Paradise,LLC  It is going to be another very interesting season for growing mangoes here in Pine Island Florida. This week of Christmas we have had temps in the mid 80's! Yes, old man winter has stayed up in the North and...

Chickens Molting and hens laying eggs have slowed ...

Blog: Mountain Meadows Farm   -   Thursday November 21, 2013   -   By Don & Mary

Laying hens on strike!  I am sure we are not the only ones with laying hens that are on strike.  We have 9 month old Rhode Island Red hens that have blessed us with a multitude of eggs, starting in June when they reached five months of age.  But...

Tom's, Bees, & Hawks

Blog: Agropraxis Farm   -   Sunday August 25, 2013   -   By Farmer Pete

Vegetable farmers that grow a wide variety of produce with intensive methods are constantly adding important information to a broad base. There seems to be something new to learn or gain greater understanding of with every passing week. So much of the...

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Stork Dropped Some Kunekune PIglets!

Blog: Lonesome Star Farm   -   Tuesday July 30, 2013   -   By Craig

1 farrowed sow down... 3 more to go, whew!  Therefore, I'll have some inventory to work with to help you achieve your homestead's goals for the kunekune pasture to pork pure bred swine.  Full Announcement: Piglets introduced themselves to the world...

Kunekune Piglets are About to Hit Dirt!

Blog: Lonesome Star Farm   -   Thursday July 04, 2013   -   By Craig

Kunekune Primer Itemized list of kunekune pig's uniqueness, sustainability, and multi-purpose uses.  Craig, Lonesome Star Farm These categories below only serve to help readability since  all kunekune pigs will cross over into...

Musical Chairs

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Thursday May 16, 2013   -   By Rebekah

The new chicks, golden comet pullets, have moved into the winter housing in the corn crib. Here they are eating overwintered spinach from the greenhouse. They need to be kept separate from the adults until they are the same size or they'll get bullied...

10 Ways to Save Money on Food

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday March 25, 2013   -   By Katie

If your household is similar to ours, the grocery slice of the budget pie is sizable enough to get your attention. Most “experts” recommend budgeting 14-20% of your take home pay for food (groceries, lattes, eating at restaurants, etc.). A recent study...

More on Herbs: Basil and Lavender, Yummy Pesto Rec...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Tuesday February 19, 2013   -   By Neil & Jean

I cannot describe how passionate I am about herbs. I created our Potager Garden not only because my daughter Taylor wanted a 'kitchen' garden, it was also because of the warm, cozy feeling you get when you say 'Potager'. I love meandering along the garden...

Announcing the Emu Oil Gift Pack

Blog: 4 D Acres   -   Monday October 22, 2012   -   By Mike

Are you looking for the perfect way to give emu oil a try, or do you need a perfect gift to show someone else just why you love our products at 4 D Acres ? We are offering a special gift pack for a limited time that includes a 2 oz bottle of hand...

More on Organization: Weekly Schedule At A Glance,...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Friday September 07, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Everyone that knows me knows I love to create schedules, make lists and have multiple day planners & calenders.  I love everything about organization. Over the years I realized that I inherited this trait from my mother......

Bringing Children In The Garden and Yummy Veggies ...

Blog: The Old Winery Farmers Market   -   Wednesday September 05, 2012   -   By Jean

"Any garden demands as much of its maker as he has to give.  but I do not need to tell you, if you are a gardener, that no other undertaking will give as great a return for the amount of effort put into it." ...

More on Organization: Working on Menu Planning & G...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Tuesday September 04, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

I don't mind cooking, it's not my favorite thing to do, but we gotta eat right?  Taylor is the one who is in love with being in the kitchen. It's funny though... she firsts loves to bake~ that is my least favorite; she likes ...

More on Organization: Creating Routines with P.M.S...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Monday September 03, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Oh what a happy mom am I when the boys rooms are clean, the fridge is shining with no 'science experiments' going on it, the appliances are shining and the windows let in all the bright sunshine because the little paddy prints have been washed off... at least...

More on Organization: Creating Routines with P.M.S...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Monday September 03, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Oh what a happy mom am I when the boys rooms are clean, the fridge is shining with no 'science experiments' going on it, the appliances are shining and the windows let in all the bright sunshine because the little paddy prints have been washed off... at least...

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 "...

More on Companion Planting & Beneficial Bugs, Craf...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Thursday July 26, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Evan and I picked rhubarb and asparagus today... so fun! He enjoys being outside helping so much, it is such a blessing. The other day when we were in the front garden hoeing he and Ryan were picking up all the weeds putting them in...

Bringing Children In The Garden and Yummy Veggies ...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Monday July 09, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

"Any garden demands as much of its maker as he has to give.  but I do not need to tell you, if you are a gardener, that no other undertaking will give as great a return for the amount of effort put into it." ...

AGRICATION

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday June 05, 2012   -   By Brian

Agrication - [Ag-ri-kay-shun];  1. Verb;   The act of educating people about their food source and why the industrial food complex is doing the exact opposite.   2. Noun; One who takes a weeks vacation from...

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