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Sudden Storms

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Wednesday August 06, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

The day even started hot, muggy, clingy.  A steady breeze helped keep the climbing heat from being entirely unbearable, but this was going to be one of those days where just keeping the animals alive and in the shade would be the major accomplishment...

Monsoon Season

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Wednesday August 06, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

The first couple of years after we moved up to the farm full-time offered classic Northwoods summers—cool, moist mornings, a little rain in the afternoons, and maybe three days of 80 degrees.  There really wasn’t any need for air conditioning, and we...

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Thoughts for Friday, May 30, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Friday May 30, 2014   -   By Edward

It has been cool, that's for sure. Even my fishing buddy Pat, who catches lobsters and fish off the South Jersey coast, says that the weather has pushed back the fishing season a couple of weeks. Those big beautiful strawberries have stopped ripening up, the...

Drought What to do and still have a great season

Blog: Hog and Dogs Ranch / Produce   -   Sunday February 23, 2014   -   By Brien and Debbie

I live and farm in California that has its own problems, Right now we are in a drought which to other states is a normal thing,but to us its an OH MY GOD what do we do,I am surprised how fast  fellow farmers looked to the Government for help-- WHY they...

It's so dry!

Blog: Woods' Edge Apples Orchard   -   Sunday September 08, 2013   -   By Laurie

Praying for rain tonight.  We are starting to lose apples off the trees because it is so incredibly dry.  We have trickle irrigation, but that is only a supplemental system and it cannot deliver enough water to compensate for this drought.  ...

Wishing for Rain

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Sunday September 08, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

It’s been about a month now of “too much of a good thing”—clear blue skies with a few puffy little clouds, a gentle or blustery breeze, and no rain to spoil your canoe trip or picnic with friends.  While all these sunny days have been great for the...

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Send the rain our way. Raffle tickets for SE Linn...

Blog: Abbe Hills Farm CSA   -   Monday July 22, 2013   -   By Laura

Greetings shareholders,   This week, we should have broccoli, cabbage, onions, dill, chard, kale and collards, summer squash, green beans, potatoes, and garlic.  We'll also try to get a few more beets out of the ground for you.   The first...

A Drop in theBucket

Blog: Me and My Honey   -   Thursday June 27, 2013   -   By Dawn

Healing Rain Though it has been a comfortable start to the season, the last week or so has been hot and humid and sucking all the moisture out of the leaves of the beautiful garden plants.  Gardeners and Farmers are two of the most hopeful people you...

Rain Rain Rain!!!!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday June 24, 2013   -   By Jeff

Lots of rain our way the past two or three days.  More storms tonight...  

Hay in the Barn

Blog: Thistle Byre Farm   -   Monday June 24, 2013   -   By Abby

Every grass farmer wants hay in the barn or hay stockpiled before winter feeding arrives.  We are no different --especially since we had to buy 60 tons of hay last year.  Last summer where our dry, parched hay field produced 2.5 large, 1000...

Storm Stories

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Tuesday June 18, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

If you’re tucked back in the woods, sometimes it’s hard to see the weather coming.  If you’re on the lake, you might have a great view of impending clouds (especially if they’re coming your way across the water).  But many people who have visited...

lots of rain, Dan's bringing beef

Blog: Abbe Hills Farm CSA   -   Friday April 19, 2013   -   By Laura

Greetings shareholders and friends of Abbe Hills Farm CSA, Market this week is at the Mt. Vernon Community Center at the east end of downtown, 11:00 until 1:00.  Charlotte isn’t able to make it, but I’ll be there will bells on – and with lots of very...

Spring? That's What the Calendar Says..

Blog: Good Earth Farmers   -   Wednesday March 20, 2013   -   By Stephen

Another Year? Our last blog entry was over a year ago--how can that be? We've been busy, of course. This past year only saw us take a couple of breaks from farming. Stephen often remarks about how much we've learned over the past seven years. Now...

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...

Catch Up Day

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday August 13, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today was one of those days when I was finally able to get caught up with a few personal things I needed to do. It has been very busy with picking and maintaining the crop. Our stands have been very busy and the vegetables have been excellent. We received...

very good rain Saturday, Sauerkraut Days this week...

Blog: Abbe Hills Farm CSA   -   Monday August 06, 2012   -   By Laura

Greetings shareholders,   This week, we'll have sweet corn, eggplant, zukes and squash, green beans, potatoes, onions, garlic, kale and collards, cucumbers, the beginning of the tomatoes, and a little bit of cilantro and basil.  Sounds...

Rain Day

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday August 04, 2012   -   By Jeff

We have been working very hard at the Bountiful Blessings Farm in Hinckley, Illinois. Between our farm stands and picking, we have not had a lot of time to do anything. Andy, Peter and George have been picking corn and tomatoes, cabbage, cucumbers, zucchini,...

'Tis the Season

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

We have been blessed with an inch and a half of rain this past week. It has been so long since we had rain; I forgot what mud looked like. The family has been busy working the farmer's market, stands and at the farm. We have been busy harvesting tomatoes,...

Did Someone Notice It Is Hot Outside???

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

It has been awhile since I have posted an entry. I am sorry. Things have been super, super busy. Between watering, weeding, picking and markets, there has been no time to write. I decided to post an entry to request your prayers, not only for us, but for all...

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