Category: Real Food

Raising a Hog

For several years now, we have been raising our own meat.  It may sound hard and complicated but it really isn’t that hard.  My men and boys around here may have just laughed at me for saying that since basically…

Seeing Spring Around the Corner

We are starting to see spring around the corner.  Sure, it’s 30 degrees outside now….but the sun was out today and it warmed up enough to send the kids outside in a coat to run around.  We’ve had a long,…

I Added Homestead Blessings and Venture Academy Links

Have you heard about Homestead Blessings?  It’s a great new DVD’s series from our friends over at Franklin Springs…and it’s all about homesteading topics!  Gardening, Herbs, Candlemaking, Breadmaking…Canning.  Franklin Springs says about the Homestead Blessing series…… “The West ladies are back…

Citrus Update

The citrus fruit order (oranges and grapefruit) will be here on December 18th.  I will have it available for pickup at our farm Friday afternoon and evening on December 18th.  Stay tuned for more details if you ordered Winter citrus…

Winter Oranges and Grapefruit

We will be participating in a winter fruit co-op this year.  If you are interested in ordering oranges and grapefruit…and live near us… you should check out the winter orange and grapefruit fruit order for really great prices!!!!  Like last…

Fall Apple Pick-Up

For those who ordered apples…..  They are almost here…. Stay tuned for pick-up times and directions to the farm.  I’ll be sending those out in the next day or so. 

Calves For Sale

We have a little side business we wanted to let you all know about.  For the past couple months, we have been buying and selling dairy bulls and having quite a lot of fun in the process.  We have made…

Green Beans in the Garden

Have I mentioned how much I like the hay mulch gardening method?  I just wanted to reiterate how GREAT it is!  We are just now getting to the point where we are bringing in something from the garden on a…

Food Fascism, Southern Culture, and My Garden

Thomas Moore, the chairman for the Southern National Congress, wrote a great essay late last month, that is well worth sharing.  He gives a great high level fly over of the root problem in the corporate food industry.  It doesn’t…

Weed Control for the Garden — Mulch

I have tried to keep the weeds under control this year.  The weeds are not taking us over and it has proven to be much better than the previous gardens we have had.   It has required continuous monitoring and mulching.  I have pulled…

A Food Inc. Movie Review

Here’s a Food INC. movie review from some friends of ours: Well, we just got back from the movie. Their answers to the problem seemed to rely too much on government, interestingly the same people they place a large portion…

Three Real Food Articles Worth Reading

Ok – so in the absence of much writing, maybe you’d like to see what we’ve been reading.  In addition to our family reading story, Every Farm Tells a Story by Jerry Apps, and my private study time book, Arator, by John…