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Say It Ain't So!

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Wednesday October 15, 2014   -   By Phil

  Yet another growing season is coming to an end. This week marks the last pickup of our CSA. Frost came Saturday night and only the hardy survived. While the cold tolerant crops continue to grow; most of the beds are ready to be put to rest for the...

Fall Update

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Thursday September 18, 2014   -   By Phil

  Time for the fall update around our farm!   Tomatoes and peppers were excellent this year. Another week or two and they will be done. Our fall kale, lettuces and spinach is coming in; along with the carrots and beets. The cool weather has kept...

Pumpkin Apple Treat

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Tuesday September 02, 2014   -   By Phil

As fall approaches and the kids go back to school, here's a treat to make for after school or desert. Enjoy! Pumpkin Apple Treat  Put 1/2 can pureed pumpkin or 1 cup fresh puree, 2 peeled apples (chopped into pieces); 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon and...

Tomato Season

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Monday August 11, 2014   -   By Phil

  Tomatoes; finally. About 10 days later than usual, but all the heirlooms are beginning to come in. Nice size, very little cracking, the bushes are loaded with them. No sign of blight (it's been a very wet year), plants are healthy and don't appear to be...

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

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