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Celebrating Earth Day with DIY Upcycled Seedling Planters

Celebrating Earth Day with DIY Upcycled Seedling Planters

In honor of Earth Day and planting season we thought we'd do our part by upcycling a few random bottles and jars we had in our recycling bin. But first, we needed a game-plan. We had to assemble our team. With our team intact, we surveyed our recycling bin for lucky...

A Poem, a Video, a Photo: A Welcome to Spring

A Poem, a Video, a Photo: A Welcome to Spring

The sun is finally setting on winter so we thought we'd celebrate across three forms of media: a poem, a video, and a photo.   Above, you may notice the silhouette of our four foot balsam wreath on the well house.  This photo will likely be the last before we remove...

Our Enduring Tractors:  Original Promotional Videos

Our Enduring Tractors: Original Promotional Videos

In most professions, a person does not depend every single day on a piece of machinery that was built more than a half century ago. Yet here we find ourselves, reliant on a beautiful 1963 Massey Ferguson tractor. Three or four years ago we brought the Ferguson to our...

“How did it get so late so soon?”
― Dr. Seuss

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Where does the time go?

If there is one thing farmers always seem to be short on, it's time. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size=""...

A Deep Dive into the Lesser Known Leafy Greens

A Deep Dive into the Lesser Known Leafy Greens

Never really thought of broccoli or the Brussels sprout as a leafy green? Well, your not alone, but I think technically we can count both as leafy greens. The Brussels sprout is a member of the Gemmifera Group of cabbages (Brassica oleracea), and we eat its edible...

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