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Steam Juicing Blackberries

Have you ever used a steam juicer?  I never even heard of this handy kitchen tool until our friends told us how helpful the juicer can be during canning season.   The steam juicer is so easy to use and is … Continue reading

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Green Bean Pickin’ Time

It’s hot and humid in early July in Missouri and that means it is time to harvest the green beans.  We started our first harvest from 2 beds today. We picked and snapped for several hours and were pleased to … Continue reading

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Rye Grass and Hairy Vetch Cover Crop Update

The cover crops this year have gone wild with all the rain and storms we’ve had this spring.  In fact, I’m writing this post just after another severe storm has hit our area with tornados touching down close by.  The … Continue reading

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Hoop House Lettuce Update

It’s been five weeks since our great snowfall at the end of March and now we are in our rainy season.  The hoop house lettuce has taken off and we’ve started harvesting for the farmers market.   I’ve kept the hoop … Continue reading

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Four Key Lessons From Our First Day At The Farmers Market

This past Saturday morning, bright and early, we loaded up the Excursion with our fresh baked goods, free range eggs and fresh cut herbs and headed for our first day at the Lake Saint Louis Farmers and Artists Market.  It … Continue reading

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Starting Onions From Seed Update

Growing onions from seed may seem odd to many gardeners.  And it may seem odd to you too.  Several of my friends have never tried doing it and are curious when I tell them about it.  To me, it’s fun … Continue reading

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