Posts Tagged ‘ Gardening ’

Growing Wheat

July 11, 2013
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Growing Wheat

Our little growing wheat experiment was fun.  Last Fall, the guys planted wheat in our newly reshaped rocky field patch.  By springtime, we had bright green wheat grass everywhere!  It was a beautiful ground cover when everything else was still winterized. It rapidly grew and we diligently watched over it as to not trample it…

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Tennessee Amish Plow Boy Produce Auction

July 6, 2011
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Tennessee Amish Plow Boy Produce Auction

I loaded up the kids and we headed to the Plow Boy Amish Produce Auction last week.  It always proves to be a fun outing!  If you haven’t read what I’ve written about the Plow Boy Auction in the past, check out this link:  Tennessee Plow Boy Produce Auction It is a large auction of…

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Weeding and Watering Garden and Soul

June 28, 2011
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Weeding and Watering Garden and Soul

In between all the rain last week and this week, we worked in the garden every day planting more garden seeds and continuing to do battle against the weeds.    It’s still not completely up and going, but it’s much better than the garden jungle we had a little while ago. This week, I replanted green bean seeds.  The…

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Giving Up On the Garden ?

June 20, 2011
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Giving Up On the Garden ?

We came home to a scary overgrown jungle in the garden after being gone for a week.  I stood at the garden fence looking in at the wild jungle that had tripled in size in just a week.   I grow great super weeds and rocks. I stood gazing at the garden in a cloud of despair.  I…

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How to Plant Strawberries

May 6, 2011
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How to Plant Strawberries

We are not experts on how to plant strawberries.  But we tried and are hoping they turn out.  The boys built some raised beds and we planted some of strawberries at the beginning of April.  We ordered more strawberries and are working on getting them in this week.  We chose raised beds because we really…

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Low Garden Production

July 30, 2010
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Low Garden Production

Gardening is hard work.  Or at least it is for us!  It’s frustrating when you work so hard planting your garden only to look out the window one morning to see the goat eating up all your hard work and the chickens scratching up all your newly planted bean rows.  We’re trying to keep at it…

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What’s Going on at the Farm?

July 16, 2010
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What’s Going on at the Farm?

We have lots going on around the farm.  The flood put a damper on our  progress and we have been having to deal with cleaning up piles and piles of river rock.  We did get the rock off our main pasture fence and stood it up straight again.  The rock is still all around us..but…

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A Favorite Southern Vegetable, Okra

June 2, 2010
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A Favorite Southern Vegetable, Okra

We grew up on okra.  For a long time, I actually didn’t know that there were people in the world who didn’t eat okra, much less there were those to didn’t even know what okra was.  Okra is a favorite southern vegetable to grow in the garden around here.  And, OHHH Boy, does it grow and…

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Sweet Peas in the Garden

June 1, 2010
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Sweet Peas in the Garden

We’ve never had any success with growing peas in our garden, but this year, we actually have a row of peas growing in our garden and producing sweet peas!  We planted the peas from seed…the .20 cent seed packages that I bought at the Dollar Store.  We’ve been picking a handful of  pea pods almost on a daily…

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What’s in the garden?

April 23, 2010
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What’s in the garden?

For several weeks, we’ve been eating lettuce and Bok Choi or Pak Choi Chinese cabbage out of our garden.  It has been very nice to not have to buy lettuce and cabbage at the grocery store and we are enjoying the incredible freshness it provides as well.  I’m also enjoying the savings the lettuce and cabbage is providing!  It’s making me very…

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Cheap Heirloom Seeds at $.20 cents a package!!!

March 24, 2010
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Cheap Heirloom Seeds at $.20 cents a package!!!

I wanted to let you all know about the cheap $.20 cent seeds I found.   Inexpensive garden seeds are available at the Dollar Store and Walmart.  I found a large variety of garden seeds and herb seeds for $.20 cents a package.  If anyone else knows where to buy cheap seeds, please let me know!  I found…

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Planting Peas and Spreading Compost

March 24, 2010
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Planting Peas and Spreading Compost

We are trying our hand at growing peas this year.  We planted Little Marvel peas from the cheap .20 cent seed packages I bought.  We’ll see how they do! The Little Marvel pea is supposed to be a shorter vine. It is considered an old time favorite! It yields large dark green 3-inch pods with 6-9 large, sweet…

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Lettuce Growing in the Garden on the First Day of Spring!

March 20, 2010
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Lettuce Growing in the Garden on the First Day of Spring!

Our little 4 year old announced yesterday, “Our whole entire family forgot what warm weather feels like!” as we enjoyed spending some time outside in the early spring like weather.  We do feel like we’ve been cooped up in the house for a long, cold winter.  We are still having lots of cool weather and…

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Tennessee Organic Growers Association Conference, Nashville, March 5-6

March 4, 2010
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Tennessee Organic Growers Association Conference, Nashville, March 5-6

I just found out about this great conference going on in our backyard this weekend, March 5 -6 by TOGA (Tennessee Organic Growers Association).  (Thanks Donna for letting me know!!!!) It sounds like a wonderful conference if you are in the area.   Saturday has a full line up of great speakers.  Joel Salatin is…

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