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2014 Maple Syrup Season Part 1

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday March 14, 2014   -   By Katie

It’s maple sugarin’ season in Michigan! If I had been on my toes I would have tapped my trees on Thursday, March 6 as the weather conditions were just right for running sap – cold nights and above-freezing, sunny days. But alas, I’m a busy mom and I...

Our Newest Logo

Blog: Pumpkin Patch at Yule Forest   -   Sunday July 14, 2013   -   By Susie

The Pumpkin Patch at Yule Forest

Blog: Pumpkin Patch at Yule Forest   -   Sunday July 14, 2013   -   By Susie

Newest Attraction This Year at The Pumpkin Patch: Welcome to The Bee House How Do Bees Make Honey? Most people love honey, but how do bees make honey? We see them flying from flower to flower, we've seen the little packets of...

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)

Blog: Carob's Farm Chaga, Soaps, Lotions and Teas.   -   Thursday May 30, 2013   -   By Robin

Chaga mushroom, is found on Birch and other trees in cold climates, it has been used in folk medicine in Russia and other European countries for generations.   Chaga draws nutrients from the tree it grows on and extracts the medicinals from the inner...

Eggs in the garage. Looking for 4 matching 15" ti...

Blog: Abbe Hills Farm CSA   -   Friday March 08, 2013   -   By Laura

Greeting shareholders and friends of Abbe Hills, Market tomorrow morning is 9:00 until 11:00 in the Community Center in lovely downtown Springville.  I'll bring eggs and Charlotte will bring bread.  There will also be plenty of bakery, a few...

Looking for our Christmas Tree

Blog: Bindel Farms   -   Sunday December 02, 2012   -   By Jason

  Today we went out looking for our Christmas tree. Traditionally we go out a week after Thanksgiving and usually it is cold and sometimes snowy but today was a balmy 60 degrees.  I alway make a point to shop local farms for...

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Royalty Pecan Farms in August

Blog: What's Happening on the Farm | Royalty Pecan Farms   -   Saturday August 25, 2012   -   By RoyaltyPecans

In July, the water the trees take up expands the size of the nuts. If there’s not enough water, the size will be small. In August, the water intake is devoted to expanding the size of the kernel inside the expanded nut. During the growing season, the overall...

About Our Farm

Blog: What's Happening on the Farm | Royalty Pecan Farms   -   Saturday August 25, 2012   -   By RoyaltyPecans

Our Story In the Heart of Texas, where the Old San Antonio Road crosses the majestic Brazos River, lies a fertile piece of God’s earth known as Royalty Pecan Farms. Here we grow one of nature’s most healthful foods: the Texas pecan. History records that...

Mangos In Paradise, LLC 2012 Season is wonderful,...

Blog: Mangos In Paradise, LLC   -   Friday July 20, 2012   -   By Libby

Tropical storm Debby, has certainly kept us busy but all is well with our orchard. Our mangoes are just beautiful and we are harvesting nearly daily. The winds from the storm had the mangoes "dancing" on their panicles! This years harvest has...

Spruce Tip Extravaganza and the Poor Mans Balsamic

Blog: Morgan Botanicals   -   Friday May 04, 2012   -   By Jessica

I wait and I wait. And I patiently wait, until out of thin air, the little brown paperbag-like sheathes slough off the tips of the branches and float away.... revealing the new little spruce needles that are the most beauteous little tender chartreuse...

Visitors Are Welcome!!!!

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Saturday March 24, 2012   -   By Twilya

We have had a few people stop by this morning unable to resist the huge variety of tomato plants we now have available.   Perhaps you should stop by too.   We are a bit of a drive, but worth it.   You will not find our selection in...

Welcome to Spring!!!!

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Thursday March 22, 2012   -   By Twilya

Spring is here and we welcome it with early tomatoes ready for your garden.   The weather has been so pleasant this year why not put a few early plants out for an extra jump start.   Spring is here and we welcome it with early tomatoes ready for...

Monday Morning

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Monday February 06, 2012   -   By Twilya

While checking in on things this morning I found a few surprises.  All of the tomato varieties planted to date - Stupice, Beverlodge, Italian Tree Tomato and Marglobe are sprouting quite nicely.  I was pleasantly surprised to find the yellow...

Are tree leaves nutritious for animals?

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Monday December 05, 2011   -   By Mary

We are currently testing the nutrient levels in the blood of our animals as we feed them tree leaves, and while tree leaves may seem unusual, they are common foods for animals in most other places.  The TDN, RFV, and mineral content varies considerably...

Debris essential to reforestation

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Wednesday November 09, 2011   -   By Mary

Drs. Tomasz Zielonka and Mats Nildasson (Ecological Bulletins, 2001. 49:159-163) of the Institute of Botany in the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Southern Sweedish Forest Research Center of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences remark how...

The Olive Branch.

Blog: Growing Days   -   Monday November 07, 2011   -   By Julie

Certain images conjure my inner romantic—fields of sunflowers, rows of grapes, olive trees dripping with fruit. A Tuscan villa, complete with orchards, where we wander rows filling baskets with deliciousness.  The reality is—I'm not going to be...

Tree planting tips

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Monday March 14, 2011   -   By Mary

Any time the ground is not frozen is a good time to plant trees.   Provide extra water in the wintertime, and extra mulch, though.   As always, mulch at the bottom of the hole, in the middle (half way up) and again on top of the surface.   ...

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Starting to seed.

Blog: Tangle Tree Ranch   -   Wednesday February 23, 2011   -   By Marte Holen

Well, it is a bit early to start outside, but we are getting closer to the time when we start our first seeds in the house. We have in floor heat in the basement, so we have about 500sqft of heat mat. Not bad, but require some extra work. We use extra light...

Tea Tree Oil Uses

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Friday December 24, 2010   -   By Poly

A freind sent me this wonderful information, I found it useful, I have attached the original website where she located the info. 1. All Purpose Cleaner: Add (?) drops of tea tree oil to 2 Tbs. of vinegar with 1 tsp. of borax. Put solution...

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