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4 Big Benefits of Having Livestock

Food glorious food! I think of the song in the musical Oliver as I start this post. I love my veggies.  I even love my veggies mostly raw, eaten right out of the garden. I used to love juicing my veggies when I lived in the city and had electricity.  …

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Flies and Ticks and Chiggers, Oh My!!

I’m sitting on my deck right now as I type this.  Within the last half an hour, I have swatted multiple flies, pulled off a tick, avoided a couple wasps, and killed one mosquito.  They are impossible to avoid during the warm months of the year.  I was never very …

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Achocha Cucumber Success!

achocha fat baby

2014 is our first attempt by ourselves to really get a garden going. It’s a first year garden at this location and to be honest my family’s first year ever having enough space to really grow whatever we want. As long as Jaimie and I have been married, we either …

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Bring on the Rain!

This has been an exciting spring and early summer.  We are getting rain at least once a week and the garden is so enjoying the constant moisture.  I approached summer with the intention to water the garden at least every other day if need be.  But the temps have been …

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Sassafras Tea = RootBeer on the Homestead!

Sassafras Root

I was searching a portion of the property for passion fruit early this spring when I made an exciting discovery. I knew that passion fruit was in the area because I saw it last fall. Passion fruit has a peculiar leaf structure unlike most plants, and I had my eye …

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