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8 Must Have Cover and Compost Crops For Your Garden and Homestead

As I wrote in my first post on Cindy Conner’s Cover Crops and Compost Crops IN Your Garden DVD, I highly recommend anyone wanting to grow cover crops in their garden to get this DVD.  In this post, I share … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Missouri Senatorial Debate & The Country Life

I take a short diversion in this post by talking a little about the elections coming up. In reality, it is not that much of a diversion because the freedom we have to live our country lives, with the ability … 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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The Joys of a Bountiful Harvest

The kids are a big help in managing the garden and growing our own healthy food. The work can be tough and hot at times, but there are those simple rewards of learning diligence and responsibility—not to mention the joys … Continue reading

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Tomato Harvest: Thunder-and-Lightening recipe

It’s been a struggle keeping the garden alive in this drought this year.  But if there is one thing we do, as my wife says, we must get the tomatoes!  We’ve been watering the tomatoes once a week and they … Continue reading

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Harvesting Garlic

Yesterday we harvested most of our garlic bed. We have had very little rain this spring and the garlic has come in much earlier than normal–usually late July. The bulbs still appear to be very healthy with many large heads … Continue reading

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