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What The World Needs Now, More Than Ever, If That Is Possible…

Stopped by the self-serve apple wagon at noon to check on things and spotted a note in the money jar.  (See above) It made my day.  DM Advertisements

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Better than Pumpkin Pie

Last Fall, during the busiest part of harvest, I still had several smaller pie pumpkins left over.  I hated to just throw them away  but I didn’t have much time to mess with them either, so after doing a little … Continue reading

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The Ruth Stout Gardening Model

 View from our 2nd story farm house window I discovered the soil in my little “Ruth Stout” gardening plot  teeming with bugs and earthworms this morning.  Picked up a square of moldy hay and dozens of  crickets and other creepy … Continue reading

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The Hazards of backyard Hens

Posting this for a couple of my regular readers. You know who you are. 😉 Lest you think you’re the only one in need of “intervention”, here are a few recent shots from our place: Son John telling Jake he … Continue reading

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The Native Americans called it…” this is the place”

The Ioway called this place, “this is the place” or beautiful land I call it home. In the Winter, things slow way down…. Cornstalk bales just over the hill to our east Wild turkeys strutting in our driveway Asparagus going … Continue reading

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Ruth Stout

Take a moment to watch this clip…. _________________________ That video  was  rumbling around in my head   last night  while I was sitting next to the produce department @ Walmart waiting for my wife. All of those beautiful, multicolored, textured, near … Continue reading

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The real deal on being self-sufficient on a One Acre Homestead

The latest Mother Earth News  grabbed my attention last night: “Start a self-sufficient One Acre Homestead” the cover proclaimed: I bought it, because I’ve had an interest in growing as much of our own food as I can the past … Continue reading

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