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Family Economies and the SPIN Farming System

Strong families, with thriving family economies, are the foundation of our freedom in America.  Fundamental to this foundation is our agricultural heritage. This past week our family enjoyed time together by attending the Family Economics Mega Conference in St. Louis, … 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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Tillage Radish Cover Crop Update Seven

I love it when a plan comes together.  This is my final update on the 2012/2013 Tillage Radish cover crop experiment.  With spring now in full swing, the radish beds are almost completely clear of the radishes except for a few … Continue reading

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Simple PVC Hoop House Weathers The Blizzard

After writing last Friday’s post about the simple homemade PVC hoop house and talking about how it can weather snow storms, lo and behold we had the heaviest snow storm we’ve had in years over the weekend.  We set records … Continue reading

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How To Build A Simple PVC Hoop House

Have you ever wanted to start your garden a little early or extend it a little longer in the fall?  Here’s an easy design I use to set up a simple hoop house.  It’s spring and still very cold here … Continue reading

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