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2014 Seed Starting Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday January 17, 2014   -   By Katie

Earlier this month I shared the 2014 Main Garden Plan for Arcadia Farms (and you can see it by clicking here ). I’m still working on plans for the Fenceline Garden because I’d like to transition it from a garden of annuals to a space for perennial fruit...

The Cycle of Seasonal Life

Blog: McFadden Ranch   -   Tuesday October 15, 2013   -   By Marilyn and Jim

Another long, hot, dry summer has finally come to pass, though a few warm autumn days still lie ahead.  However, cooler evenings have already arrived and seasonal changes at McFadden Ranch are moving forward.  The last sweet corn has been...

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...

Spring Jobs 'To Do List', Planning A Plant Exchang...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Thursday February 21, 2013   -   By Neil & Jean

For me and I believe many others, Spring holds a promise for newness of life! It's when I look out and dream of new flower beds, anticipate the coming springs first crops of asparagus and rhubarb...savoring the memory of their here today,...

2013 Seed Starting Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday February 06, 2013   -   By Katie

I’m getting giddy about spring now that I’ve purchased seeds for our 2013 gardens! I spent a lot of time looking through websites and catalogs last week to make my selections. I started my seed search having a general idea of what I wanted to grow...

Pecan Pre-Harvest Checklist

Blog: What's Happening on the Farm | Royalty Pecan Farms   -   Wednesday September 12, 2012   -   By RoyaltyPecans

Pecan harvest season is just around the corner! Depending on the variety, most pecans should be ready to harvest in the next two to three months. Do you have pecan trees on your land? We've put together this simple outline to help you start planning for...

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 ...

Mother's Day 2012

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday May 13, 2012   -   By Jeff

Once again, it has been very busy at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. We have been working ground and planting. Today it will be repeated again. My dad worked ground down for us to plant today, so I should not have to do any more preparation; just get out there...

Do Not Worry

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday May 02, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today has been another busy day. In fact, I just got inside. I picked up some lumber and cement blocks this morning from a friend. Dad met me over there and helped me get loaded. I hauled the stuff home and we unloaded it and put it away. I took the truck and...

A Peaceful Easy Feeling

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Tuesday April 24, 2012   -   By Jeff

Wind can really make a difference in whether a day is nice or whether it is pleasant. Today has been a very nice day - it was not too warm, but the wind was somewhat calm and it made it so much nicer being outside. Dad worked on the sprayer some more today. We...

Sweet Corn Time!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday April 19, 2012   -   By Jeff

Tuesday and Wednesday were very busy days at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. We continued our transplanting and seeding. My dad worked on equipment and the high tunnel. He had a few last minute things to accomplish before we begin to plant. The tomatoes in the...

More Onions!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday April 14, 2012   -   By Jeff

More onions! My wife said if she sees another onion, she is going to hit me! Onions were a good seller last year and we ran out, so this year we are planting more. Today, we planted more sets and seedlings. The look great! I am hoping for rain tonight and it...

Busy Week!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday April 14, 2012   -   By Jeff

The last few days have been very busy at Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce. We have been planting like crazy; trying to get as much in before the upcoming rain. Thursday, I planted onions, beets, peas, arugula, spinach and other cool weather crops. My dad...

Colder Temperatures

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday April 09, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today was a very busy day at the farm. Andy, dad and I went over to a friend's greenhouse to salvage some greenhouse benches. The wood was not in very good condition, so we took what would work for us and left the rest. It was kind of disappointing, but very...

Planting Taters!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday April 05, 2012   -   By Jeff

Once again, yesterday was a very busy day. I met with an agricultural adviser in the morning to determine some up coming plans. The meeting went well. My mom and dad cut and prepared more seed potatoes for planting today. They also went through the canna roots...

Garlic and Onions

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday March 29, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today we started to plant garlic. Garlic can be planted either in the early spring or late fall or early winter. With that being said, I did not plant any this past fall or winter so I am planting it now. Poor weather conditions often mean that spring planted...

What a Beautiful Day!!!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Tuesday March 27, 2012   -   By Jeff

I could not believe it! Another beautiful day and basically a day without a hitch! Andy came out to help again today. He is such a good worker. He never complains and never argues; he just works! What a wonderful blessing he has been to me! We were able to get...

A Mary Poppins Day - Practically Perfect!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday March 26, 2012   -   By Jeff

Have you ever had a day when everything seems to really come together perfectly? Well almost? Today at Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce things went almost perfectly! Other than one mess up on my part, everything flowed very nicely. My nephew, Andy was here...

A Beautiful Day in Hinckley

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday March 25, 2012   -   By Jeff

Another beautiful day in Hinckley, Illinois at Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce. Unfortunately we were unable to attend worship today, but we were able to get a lot accomplished at the farm. I finished pruning and spraying the fruit trees with dormant oil,...

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