Tag Archives: farmer’s market

Nothing new under the sun except, there is….

I have Sunchoke root stock for sale right now. That’s never happened before! ūüôā Very limited amount. $10 a pound plus postage.¬† If you happen to stumble across this post sometime in the future, don’t hesitate to reach out.¬† I … Continue reading

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2018 Japanese Beetle Plague

They say, I picture is worth a thousand words. Two nights ago, I made a point to check on the peach trees. (We currently have 7)¬† ¬†There were 3 or 4 Japanese beetles on the tree. 3 or 4! Made … Continue reading

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Canned Goods

Just fired up the dehydrator. The smell of garlic and tomato is still on my hands. Got me in the mood for a little Greg Brown…. Do you have any memories of helping someone in the kitchen growing up…even if … Continue reading

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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 Hazards of backyard Hens

Posting this for a couple of my regular readers. You know who you are. ūüėČ 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 Honor System

We¬† sell apples¬† on the honor system. When I mentioned this on face book last weekend,Amy said the only time she‚Äôd ever¬†seen ¬†anything like that was¬† in France‚Ķ.she could buy goat cheese from a local farmer on the honor system. … 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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