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Gatlinburg Trip & Farm Updates

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday April 11, 2014   -   By Katie

It appears that spring has finally sprung in Southwest Michigan! There’s still a cool nip in the windy air, but the sun is shining and temperatures are reaching up into the sixties at midday. It’s a welcome sight! I’m so glad that things have warmed...

Outdoor Planting

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Friday April 19, 2013   -   By Rebekah

There's lots happening on the farm now that spring has set in. We've planted over 100 fruit trees (apple and cherry), preped ground for a new high tunnel, put some of the first crops in the ground, and continue to seed in the greenhouse! The baby chicks...

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...

Black Friday Black Gold

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday November 27, 2012   -   By Katie

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday! We enjoyed ours and know that we have much to be thankful for. Many of you probably also ‘celebrated’ Black Friday by standing in unbelievably long lines early in the cold morning to get great deals on...

Scouting

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday June 04, 2012   -   By Jeff

This morning I spent at least two hours scouting the fields for any potential problems. I really only noticed one problem, weeds. Even though we spend a lot of time weeding and cultivating, those pesky little buggers seem to always haunt us. Nevertheless, one...

Popcorn

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday May 14, 2012   -   By Jeff

Well, tonight sets the first record of the season; it is 9:30pm and I just got in. It has been a very productive day and I feel good about the way things went. Dad worked on equipment most of the day and then came out to the field to give me a hand planting. I...

Young'uns

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Monday May 07, 2012   -   By Teresa

In the past five days, our farm family has grown by as many members. On Thursday evening our heifer Alice had her first calf, a little bull.  Alice had some trouble "letting down" her milk -- although her udder was full, the little guy wasn't...

Seedling Gallery

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Wednesday April 18, 2012   -   By Rebekah

Though the little sprigs of green above look more like grass or weeds than a vegetable, they are actually the beginnings of carrots. Carrots take a long time to germinate and it is very exciting to see some coming out of the ground. The early varieties I have...

And the Season Begins...

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Monday April 02, 2012   -   By Rebekah

Suddenly the weather feels like spring again – real spring, where it is cold and if you stand out of the wind in the sun you can glimpse summer in the distance. I have planted some spring peas and early carrots. The plants in the greenhouse are growing,...

The chicks have arrived!

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Thursday March 22, 2012   -   By Rebekah

The air was still cool and the ground shrouded in early morning dew when a piercing ring broke through the air, alerting me that 50 Barred Plymouth Rock chicks had arrived at the London Post Office. I had no idea that people were even at the post office so...

Sunday Adventures

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday March 18, 2012   -   By Jeff

Yesterday was another very productive day. I revamped the seed room and erected the small temporary greenhouse outside. We use the temporary greenhouse for plants once they are transplanted. So now with the expanded seeding room, we will have enough room...

The Plastic is On!

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Thursday March 15, 2012   -   By Rebekah

Sunscreen… sunglasses… t-shirts… you’d think I was describing the middle of the summer, right? Usually that would be the case but accompanying our crazy winter weather was a “scorcher” in the middle of March. It was on this bazaar 75 degree day that we...

Pinky Too!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Tuesday March 13, 2012   -   By Jeff

It's amazing what a chiropractor can do for a sore back! I have not been to a chiropractor for many years, but I finally went today and got an adjustment. Dr. Rice in DeKalb, Illinois fixed me right up. He had me feeling better soon after I got on the table....

I See the Light

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Friday March 09, 2012   -   By Jeff

Walking outside this evening was so beautiful. It is a wonderful night with clear skies. The stars are incredible and the moon, the moon is amazing! Everything is lit up by the luminous glow of the bright yellow moon. Awesome! After a long day of seeding,...

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...

Pooped Out and Popcorn!!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Tuesday March 06, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today was a long day of meetings. I spent all day learning! I guess that was a good thing, but sometimes after being in meetings, one feels like they wasted a day. I am not sure how I feel yet?? I worked on a few seedling issues this afternoon and watered the...

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,...

A Real Treat

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday February 27, 2012   -   By Jeff

Another day is here and it is getting closer and closer to the busy season. Today I will be working in the shop on several pieces of equipment and I will be doing some more seeding this morning. I am not sure if I mentioned it before, but I am having some...

What's with this weather? It's lambing and kidding...

Blog: Four Country Gals   -   Sunday February 26, 2012   -   By Shari

All winter long, the temperature has been above normal, the precipitation below level, and even the wind hasn't been too bad.  Now that it's kidding and lambing time, Mother Nature is having her way.  Our sheep are quite pregnant and it's time to...

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