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Spring Sprouts

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Monday March 25, 2013   -   By Rebekah

  Spring has definitely sprung here at the farm, (even if the Ohio weather doesn't agree!) In our greenhouse early spring sprouts have already begun to emerge from the cell trays. There are currently alliums (such as onions) and brassicas (such...

Another Busy Week

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday March 18, 2013   -   By Jeff

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This past week was a whirlwind. We have been busy sowing seeds, from tomatoes and peppers to lettuce and cabbage. As...

A New Seedling House

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday March 13, 2013   -   By Jeff

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 We got the framework erected today for the new seedling house. Snow is predicted for tomorrow, so I will be seeding....

Onion Seeding

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday March 06, 2013   -   By Jeff

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The last two days I have been seeding onions. Like most growers, I started out growing onions from sets, which are...

Seeding!!!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday March 04, 2013   -   By Jeff

Another day was spent seeding at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. I worked on onions and lettuce today. This is a very exciting time of the year. I love seeing the little seedlings start popping through the soil. Once the seeding was done today, I cleaned up the...

The "To-Do" List

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday March 02, 2013   -   By Jeff

How many of you have a "To-Do" list? I am really not much of a list person, but in the effort to become more organized, I have created a "To-Do" list for the immediate time. These are some things I will be concentrating in the upcoming days...

Leeks - Cold Frame - Hot Bed

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday February 28, 2013   -   By Jeff

v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} One of our main goals at Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce is to produce a top quality vegetable,...

First Seeding of the Season - Beets and a Recipe

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday February 27, 2013   -   By Jeff

Today officially marks the first day of our season. If you are looking for me, I will be here on the farm from now until November. Things are really going to get busy. I started sowing seeds today. The first batch is beets.  Beets are the only root...

Gearing Up for Another Season

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Tuesday February 26, 2013   -   By Jeff

We are gearing up for the upcoming growing season at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. With the addition of a new high tunnel this year, we will once again be able to provide local customers with top quality, fresh produce earlier, without the loss of flavor. High...

Red Deuce in the High Tunnel

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday April 29, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today has been a very busy day. We were going to head out to the church, but realized that there was too much to accomplish. Unfortunately, we were not able to attend. I really hate missing worship. Anyhow, we were going to transplant, but decided to work in...

Extension Office Visit

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday April 21, 2012   -   By Jeff

The weather here at Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce has been cold and blustery. After experiencing some eighty degree days a couple of weeks ago, it is difficult to get used to this colder weather. Yesterday, I seeded most of the balance of tomatoes and also...

Thankful for the Rain

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday April 16, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today has been kind of slow as I am not feeling the best. I have a terrible cold and chest cough. I guess getting wet and being out in the hot then cold weather got the best of me, I planted more seeds this morning and kept up with the sowing schedule. I do...

Family Fun

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday April 01, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today was another beautiful day. It started out with a little rain and very cool. I seeded several varieties of tomatoes, cabbage and cauliflower. About nine this morning we headed to my son's home in Crown Point, Indiana with my dad to meet the rest of my...

Very Busy Yet Enjoyable Day

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Friday March 30, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today was a little different than most days around the farm. I was up early as normal, but only to check on things and then it was off with my sister and family to move all the stuff from my parent's summer home in central Illinois. The property was sold and...

Getting Ready for the Market

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday March 07, 2012   -   By Jeff

Have you ever had one of those days? Well today has been one of those days for me. I tried so hard to keep on task today, but I had several emergencies that I could not let go without addressing. Anyhow, the day is coming to a close and I am still on schedule...

Spring Planting

Blog: Hardcorner Farm   -   Tuesday February 28, 2012   -   By GrowerX

Just sowed the Spring Oats and Austrian Winter Peas as a cover crop for the pumpkins.  Inoculating peas is kind of fun, as long as it's not hundreds of pounds of seed. 

Cold in Illinois

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday February 25, 2012   -   By Jeff

Another cold and blustery day here in Illinois. However, it is supposed to warm up. Yesterday was very productive. Due to a snow day, my nephew, Andy came out and helped me most of the day. The day started with my daughter going into the ditch with her car and...

Growing Rack

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday February 01, 2012   -   By Jeff

Another warm day in Illinois. This winter has been so mild! It is amazing! However, I expect when winter comes in like a lamb it will go out like a lion. Yesterday I applied for our sales permit for the spring. I anticipate a great year at our stands with...

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...

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