Tag Archives: food

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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Tillage Radish Cover Crop Update Four

Here’s update number four in my Tillage Radish experiment this year.  The pictures below were taken last week. We’ve had many nights in the low 30’s, high 20’s but still some fairly warm days and nights for this time of … Continue reading

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Extending Fall Lettuce Harvest With Floating Row Covers and Other Tips

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends in the U.S.!  We’ve enjoyed another great Thanksgiving as a family and we pray you had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well.  There is much for us to be thankful for, and one of the … Continue reading

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2012 Fall Party

This last Saturday our family hosted a great fall party.  Fall parties are one of our favorite things to do on our country homestead.  Many our wonderful friends came and we had a blast! We had a huge bonfire and lots of good food.   Dad … Continue reading

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Why Do We Homestead…

Is the central questioned posed in one of the main articles in the current issue of one of favorite magazines, “CountrySide & Small Stock Journal.”  In this article, founder and editor emeritus J.D Belanger examines the progression of the definition … Continue reading

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Apple Cider, Friendship and Old Time Country Skills

Our dear friends, the Brown’s, invited our family to their mini-farm this past week to experience homemade cider-making. October is THE time for apple picking and cider making here in Missouri.  Laura did what she does best, sampled the cider … Continue reading

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