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Tornado warnings all morning today

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Sunday March 04, 2012   -   By Arlene

2/29/12 Tornado warnings all morning today and big winds, rains, thunder and lightening until 2 pm. today. 3/1/12 Today was a lovely, but busy day in the mid fifties. Gloria came to clean today and before going over to George’s to do the same she...

We still keep busy at Home Farm Herbery

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Sunday March 04, 2012   -   By Arlene

I awoke at 4:40 am today and could not get back to sleep so I got a lot done around here before breakfast. Right after breakfast I headed out to the green house and filled up a whole table of seed container flats, put in the potting soil and then planted...

Feb. 26th Home Farm Herbery activities.

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Sunday March 04, 2012   -   By Arlene

Again it was 24 degrees this morning with a thin layer of ice on the little garden ponds. When I got to the greenhouse everything was nice and toasty and I was able to shut off all the heat lights. I worked in the greenhouse for about 3 hours and I potted...

Catching up on what has been going on at Home Farm...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Sunday March 04, 2012   -   By Arlene

Feb. 9th, 2012. The first of the heirloom seeds have arrived, plus all this years wild flower seeds I intend to plant. Our zone 6 Kentucky winter has been mild so far, but we were cold in the mid 30?s today. Tonight we went to the Hart County Farmer’s...

Spring is a comin'

Blog: The Appalachian Shed   -   Thursday March 01, 2012   -   By Terrie

Despite the temps spiking up and down, the seedlings are right on schedule for spring planting.  The greenhouse is bursting at the seems with old favorites and new (to us) Heirlooms. John has over 20 varieties of Heirloom tomatoes this year!  I am...

The Eyes Have It

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday February 29, 2012   -   By Jeff

Has anyone ever said to you, "Get your eyes examined!"? Usually they say it when something is very plain to see and you miss it. Well, I had this happen to me this past week. My mom told me I need my eyes examined. Not because, I missed something,...

So many tomato varieties, so little space and time...

Blog: Lazy Ox Farm   -   Monday February 20, 2012   -   By Margie

What is a gardener to do? There are as many choices in heirloom tomatoes to grow as there are shampoo varieties on a supermarket aisle. I don't know about you, but when confronted with that many choices my mind gets a little overwhelmed, my eyes get a little...

Valentine's Day

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Thursday February 16, 2012   -   By Twilya

Valentine's Day at L'Ecuyer Gardens was spent planting AND reaping.  I started an additional tray of tomatoes.  This week we started Rouge D'Irak, the Great White and Beefsteak.  Also planted are some additional petunias and...

Spring is Just Around the Corner. Really!

Blog: Lazy Ox Farm   -   Wednesday February 15, 2012   -   By Margie

The days are getting longer. There is a little more strength in the sun. So, there's snow on the ground. It won't last! What do groundhogs know about the weather, anyway? They stay underground and out of touch all winter. Spring will make its long awaited...

Ground Hog Day

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Friday February 03, 2012   -   By Twilya

Ground Hog Day marked the beginning of my seed starting season.  My propagation trays are now filled with a variety of items tomatoes, broccoli, yellow strawberries, petunias, thyme, several types of lettuce and a unique plant called living stone. ...

Preparing for the Season

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday January 26, 2012   -   By Jeff

I never realized there is so much work just getting ready for the new season. Seed orders, repairing equipment, planting, mixing soil, marketing, are just some of the things going on at Bountiful Blessings. I really believe that being prepared is a good key to...

Garden Plant Giveaway & Music Festival 2012 Detail...

Blog: Grow And Share   -   Tuesday January 24, 2012   -   By Kay

Hello, friends of Grow And Share. Our latest newsletter is now available online . This includes information on volunteer needs, upcoming free gardening classes, and our combined Garden Plant Giveaway & Music Festival 2012. For those of you...

Pick up a Pumpkin at the Williamsburg Farmers Mark...

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Wednesday October 12, 2011   -   By WFM

Williamsburg Farmers Market 402 W Duke of Gloucester St. in Merchants Square Saturday, October 15 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon Jim Gay of Colonial Williamsburg Foodways will be at the Chefs Tent; Flute Frenzy will perform; and Master Gardeners will...

Experience Williamsburg's Art Month at the William...

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Tuesday September 13, 2011   -   By WFM

This Century Art Gallery will have artists painting Plein Air in the Market as part of Williamsburg’s Art Month. Berret’s Seafood Restaurant will be at the Chefs Tent at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., The Master Gardeners will attend, and Ron Fetner will perform...

Labor Day Gathering at the Williamsburg Farmers Ma...

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Tuesday August 30, 2011   -   By WFM

Saturday, September 3 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.   The final presentation in the Discover You Can series will feature apple sauce. The Master Naturalists will attend and David Moran will perform 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.. Apples, pork, organic...

Market Calendar for July 23, 2011

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Tuesday July 19, 2011   -   By WFM

Saturday, July 23 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon Peaches, apples, blackberries, goat meat, herb plants and a knife sharpener are among the many products and services available at the Williamsburg Farmers Market .  A Thyme to Plant Herb Farm will be at...

Opening Day - Clayton Farmers Market

Blog: Clayton Farmers' Market and Small Farm Animals   -   Wednesday June 08, 2011   -   By Janice

Beautiful weather for Clayton Farmers Market opening day this past Sunday, June 5.  Visitors, Vendors and Musicians all present at CFM!  Small Farm Animals were for sale, too.  Handmade crafts, local honey, Plants, Chickens, fresh eggs,...

Providing for the needs of wildlife begins at home

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Sunday May 22, 2011   -   By Mary

When planning landscaping or your garden, remember the wild creatures – especially those that migrate.     By planting native species, you are likely providing necessary food and or shelter to these animals.   You can also then better enjoy...

Spring Plants at the Williamsburg Farmers Market i...

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Tuesday April 26, 2011   -   By WFM

Saturday, April 30, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Potted plants including herbs and flowering annuals are a feature of the spring markets at the Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square , along with asparagus, spring greens and pasture-raised...

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