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.35 cent sample seed packages

December 16, 2009
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A friend of ours passed along this information to us about where to get .35 cent sample seed packages.  Here’s the link to Le Jardin Du Gourmet.  You can print out their catalog from their website.  Then, of course, a favorite catalog around here is the Seed Savers Catalog.  You can go request a free catalog…

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Beans and Mators – Seed Savers

May 23, 2009
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It is amazing how many videos are coming out that deal with sustainable agriculture.  We have watched several lately that I will be sharing as we have time.  For now, if you interested in saving seeds, and specialty beans, this 20 minute clip will encourage you. embedded by Embedded Video

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Amish Bird House Gourds

April 30, 2009
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Amish Bird House Gourds

We purchased a milk cow from an Amish family in Kentucky last week.  They milk several cows and were selling off a Guernsey cow and heifer they had.   On our trip back up to pick up the cows, I spent some time with her in the greenhouse and just listened to her talk and mentally took notes.  We have been…

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Work Continues and Lessons Learned

January 9, 2009
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Work Continues and Lessons Learned

Work continues on our green house.  It is exciting to see it take shape.  We had high hopes of getting several of these hoop green houses up before December.  I am known for saying “things take twice as long as you think and cost double what you expect”.  I try to be optimistic.  Currently, we…

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Green House Building

December 19, 2008
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Green House Building

Dirt is finally being moved and arranged and metal stakes are being hammered in the ground.  The beginning stages of getting the green houses up are slow especially in cold, misty, dreary weather.  The boys have been actively engaged in learning how to build green houses.  They are invaluable help.  Me, on the other hand,…

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Winter Preparations

December 16, 2008
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Winter Preparations

Winter time, we thought, would be an excellent time for us to get caught up on some much needed farm work.  Maybe if we were polar bears and could grow a thick, rain repellent fur coat during the winter—the cold weather work would be more welcoming? We have made progress even around the rain, cold, ice and…

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