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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday April 28, 2012   -   By Jeff

Finally getting some rain! Today Andy and I painted boards for signs. It seems like we never have enough come market season. We moved all the tomatoes out of the hoop house and into a safe, warm, building for tonight in case it gets too cold. I am a little gun...

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...

Busy Sunday

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday April 22, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today has been another hectic day at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. We started early this morning planting cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower in the field. This will open up space in the hoop house for tomatoes. After that was finished we planted more beets,...

Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli - Oh My!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Friday April 20, 2012   -   By Jeff

Yesterday was another very busy and productive day. Dad worked on some equipment issues while I transplanted tomatoes. We are getting closer to planting the tomatoes in the high tunnel. I am thinking Monday or Tuesday of this upcoming week. I want to wait...

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...

Whirlwind Wednesday

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday April 11, 2012   -   By Jeff

It has been a whirlwind of a couple of days. The weather has raised havoc with many things here are Bountiful Blessings Farm. I placed tomatoes into the hoop house thinking that there would not be any problems. Nonetheless, the cold weather nailed some of the...

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...

Easter Sunday

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday April 08, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today has been a very blessed day as we celebrated the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We attended worship this morning and spent a wonderful afternoon at my sister's home with our family. All we did at the farm today was to water and look...

Family Farm Life

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday April 07, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today has been a very productive day at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. I started out working some more ground down with the 885 tractor and rototiller. My wife and nephew planted another variety of onions and my dad worked on the doors of the high tunnel....

A Very Busy Day

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Friday April 06, 2012   -   By Jeff

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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...

Energetic Day

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday April 04, 2012   -   By Jeff

After some more research, I determined that I needed to find the right fertilizer for the asparagus. After driving all over the country, I found out that no one carried what I was looking for. So, we switched gears and planted potatoes yesterday. I worked some...

Asparagus

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Tuesday April 03, 2012   -   By Jeff

Good morning! Yesterday was a very busy day. I seeded and transplanted in the morning and in the afternoon I was out in the field with dad planting onions. we are pretty much caught up on planting onions at this point. We have more to plant next week, but we...

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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