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Farm life end of spring 2014

Blog: The Kucek Family Farm   -   Wednesday May 21, 2014   -   By Maria

It as been some time since the last post as I have been working hard on so many things.  Kucek Family Farms had been thriving.  I and my brother have been prepping for harvest already, even though harvest is not till September some time.  Walnut...

My experience and insights from farming

Blog: Green Acres Farm   -   Thursday October 17, 2013   -   By Mark

I was recently interviewed by a friend that has a blog and is a much better writer then I am.  So I thought I would post a link to her blog here.  I hope this works.   http://silentache.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/an-interview-on-permaculture-...

Spring 2013 Video Update

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday May 07, 2013   -   By Katie

Despite the fact that I’ve been planting tons of seeds, the garden still looks a little barren. For this week I wanted to give you a video tour of what the farm looks like this spring. It’s not very glamorous right now (especially because I nee to do...

Dibble Templates for Easy Planting

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday April 22, 2013   -   By Katie

{Image Credit} http://beekman1802.com Ever since I learned about dibbles, I’ve been wanting to make one of my own. A dibble is  a tool used to space seeds or seedlings in your garden by poking holes at exact measurements. Exact measurement comes...

Seasonal Family Garden Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday April 16, 2013   -   By Katie

One of the things I’m enjoying most about this year’s growing season is the opportunity to help others with their home gardens. Last week I had a chance to chat with a friend and former college roommate – Sara Heilig, about the garden that she and her ...

Wish List Wednesday | Raised Garden Bed Ideas

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday March 20, 2013   -   By Katie

Wish List Wednesday | Raised Garden Beds Welcome to another Wish List Wednesday ! On the third Wednesday of every month I’m sharing about all sorts of things I’d like to have, try or know more about. So far I’ve brought you lists on things...

Winter Gardening Confessions (An Update)

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday January 09, 2013   -   By Katie

Seems like anytime I’m making small talk these days I’m asked “How’s your garden?” (No complaints here; I’m happy to share!) So, let me just tell you how the garden is. It’s good. But not as expected. I just paid the garden a visit yesterday for the first...

Is Hugelkultur Sustainable?

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday January 02, 2013   -   By Katie

We recently incorporated several large hugelkultur beds into our market garden. For those who have not yet heard about hugelkultur, you can learn more about the how and why of this gardening practice in my original hugelkultur post. In short, ...

Update: Hugelkultur on a Micro-Farm

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday December 18, 2012   -   By Katie

Christmas is one week from today… but I’m still digging in dirt! Ever since the end of our CSA season I’ve been planning to double the size of our garden for 2013. The initial plan was to tackle this in the spring with a day full of volunteer help and...

Square Foot Gardening Planting Spacing

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday December 11, 2012   -   By Katie

Our first garden was a Square Foot Garden. We’re talking about an authentic by-the-book (written by Mel Bartholomew) SFG. There are so many reasons why Square Foot Gardening is a great method for growing, especially for those who are new to gardening...

Hugelkultur on a Micro-Farm

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday December 04, 2012   -   By Katie

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that we’re planning to double the size of our market garden this coming spring. The plan is to have one or two volunteer days in the spring where we can build raised bed frames, move compost from...

How to Use Leaves in Your Yard and Garden

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday November 09, 2012   -   By Katie

Learn more at www.arcadia-farms.net Leaf Pick-Up or Pack-Up? I’m pretty sure we’re the only family on the block whose lawn is still covered in leaves. Why? Because leaf pick-up happened at least a week ago. In our suburban neighborhood, leaf...

The Real Cost of Pork!

Blog: Serenity Farm   -   Thursday November 08, 2012   -   By Shawn

Why do I have a picture of eggs in an article about Pork? It is very simple. They are closely inter related. The egg on the left is an egg from a grocery store. The egg on the right is an egg laid by a chicken farm raised and free ranged. Pork is very...

October 2012 Update

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday October 23, 2012   -   By Katie

I really dislike being cold. I can handle extreme heat, rain, dark, manual labor and constantly having my hands in compost. But I really dislike the cold. Since it has been chilly and rainy here the last several weeks, I’ve been pretty lethargic about...

The Fruit with a Thousand Names

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday August 10, 2012   -   By Katie

This week I was hoping to provide you with a video tour of the gardens. But as I type this it’s raining… and has been for almost an entire day. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining! I’m grateful for the cool weather and rain. Instead of a video...

Geneva's Fresh Produce

Blog: Geneva's Fresh Produce   -   Monday April 30, 2012   -   By Carol

~ Fresh Produce ~ No pesticides, No fertilizers Squash, Zucchini, Okra, Green Beans, Pole Beans, Cream Peas, Fresh Herbs. Fresh Eggs.   Fresh Farm Raised Chickens. And much more! Local Delivery Available Want to grown your own garden?  Not...

Serenity Farms of Coshocton, Ohio

Blog: Serenity Farm   -   Monday April 02, 2012   -   By Shawn

At Serenity Farms, we strive to raise meat and eggs the old fashioned way. Our animals don't need medications, do well on pasture, and are raised humanely to the point that almost every animal on our property is used to the human touch. We aren't health nuts,...

Raised Bed Gardening, Plant Container Ideas, Yummy...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Friday March 30, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

"We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts."  William Hazlitt Has Spring sprung?  it surely does feel like it.  I was talking to a friend this morning about the Robin spotting (other...

Robins & Geese, Kitchen Gardens & Yummy Potatoes, ...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Thursday March 29, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

A few weeks ago our friends Kevin & wife Hilda spotted twenty-one Robins in their front yard! Kevin is the music teacher at our childrens school and he told the children how he and his wife gazed out their living room window in awe...

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