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On The Farm...

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Tuesday June 24, 2014   -   By Phil

  All the crops are growing good despite the excess rain we've had. The CSA members are getting leaf lettuce, chard, beet greens, head lettuce (butterhead and crisphead), kale, radishes, kolarabi, snap peas, pac choi, asparagus and chinese cabbage....

Simpler Ways

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Tuesday March 25, 2014   -   By Phil

  Being an organic grower, I find it is more of a lifestyle choice than a production method. It reaches into every facet of my life; not only what I eat. I make a conscience effort to use only the minimum outside inputs to produce the expected results....

Winter Blues

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Wednesday February 12, 2014   -   By Phil

  Winter drags on with the cold seemingly relentless. Zero degree nights and days in the single digits. Outside work is keep to a minimum. I've learned to accept it. On the good side, I've managed to catch up and update all my paperwork, do the taxes,...

Work in Progress

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Tuesday January 21, 2014   -   By Phil

  With another cold blast this winter, my outside work comes to a halt. The past week with temps in the 30's got me out to start trimming and pruning the trees and bushes. Some needed maintainance work got completed in the barn while I mentally keep a...

Tussie Mussies Made Simple, Putting Up Rhubarb, Rh...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Sunday August 12, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Well here we are getting fired up about the garden and all that she will bear for us... spring, summer, fall and winter... each holds a different gift for the individual.  Most people are not aware of the ...

Simple To Make Birdbath, Say I Love You with Herbs...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Wednesday June 27, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Spring is a time of love and rejuvenation! The awakening all around us stimulates a desire to give and share~ everything just seems happy! The birds start returning, buds start popping, the first Snow Drops and Crocus's start peeking out giving us a...

The Mind Wonders at the Mulberry Tree

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Thursday May 24, 2012   -   By Twilya

So this week I have busied myself picking mulberries, picking peas, and enjoying Olivia’s first t-ball game.   With the exception of t-ball, there is a fair amount of time to think.   When my hands are busy, but my mind free to wonder… all...

Cinco De Mayo

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Tuesday May 01, 2012   -   By Twilya

We think it is the perfect day to celebrate and we happen to have plenty of fresh cilantro and garlic for sale!   Why not celebrate?   At L’Ecuyer Gardens we spent the day planting our squash bed and our slicing cucumbers.   We also...

Homemade "Flower Fresh" Recipe, More Garden Tips &...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Tuesday May 01, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

The daffodils, forsythias & magnolias are all in full bloom~ it is absolutely magnificent! It is about 9Pm right now and the rain just started coming down~ it sounds like a calm and steady straight down rain.  Evan, Ryan & I got several things...

Simple To Make Birdbath, Say I Love You with Herbs...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Wednesday March 28, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

Spring is a time of love and rejuvenation! The awakening all around us stimulates a desire to give and share~ everything just seems happy!   The birds start returning, buds start popping, the first Snow Drops and Crocus's start peeking out giving us a...

A Sprig of Lavender

Blog: A Sprig of Lavender   -   Wednesday December 07, 2011   -   By Ann

A Sprig of Lavender pure and simple inspiration by Forrester Farm   Can be seen at: www.forresterfarm.com

How to Build Hoop Houses : Greenhouse & Hoop House...

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Monday January 17, 2011   -   By Poly

How to Build Hoop Houses : Greenhouse & Hoop House Irrigation click for short video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j09zP84boM&feature=related

How To Grow Wheatgrass- Simple and Cheap

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Monday January 17, 2011   -   By Poly

How to grow wheatgrass, simple and cheap!       Click for short video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL0URJcZF8w    

Growing Spinach - advice on how to grow Spinach - ...

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Saturday January 15, 2011   -   By Poly

Growing Spinach - advice on how to grow Spinach Spinach is relatively easy to grow in cool climates and it is packed with nutrients such as iron, protein, vitamin A and chlorophyll. Whether raw in salads or lightly steamed spinach is a suitable...

How to Grow Bean Sprouts SIMPLE

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Friday January 14, 2011   -   By Poly

How to Grow Bean Sprouts SIMPLE   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-1V4vtV8Yo&feature=related

Anyone Can Grow Arugula-Easy!

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Thursday January 13, 2011   -   By Poly

How to Grow Arugula   Arugula is a leafy green vegetable that is prized for its strong, peppery flavor. Like most lettuces, it is very easy to grow.   Step 1: Purchase the Seeds   Arugula is a...

"Re-entry"

Blog: Mott Family Farm   -   Monday February 22, 2010   -   By Shelley

When we were missionaries there was a big deal made about the process of moving back to the homeland.  The concept was called "Re-entry", and there were books written about it:  it involved the sometimes painful process of readjusting to...

RECIPE - TEQUILA ROSEMARY GARLIC

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Sunday October 04, 2009   -   By Poly

NEW RECIPE Tequila - Rosemary - Garlic - Pepper -  Olive oil As many of you already know, I am not a cook..so I experiment with the free range, fresh poultry, as often as I can. This is something I came up with today and it was...

Grace's Mole con Pollo

Blog: Cookus Interruptus   -   Saturday April 04, 2009   -   By Cynthia

FIESTA! This one is a keeper. Grace's Mole Con Pollo (Chicken in Mole Sauce) (Joaquin is the decider) Deep rich chocolate melts into tomato chili sauce to create this simple mole. Fantastic baked on chicken or cheese enchiladas (for our vegetarian...

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