Sweet Harvest

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Sweet harvest

These were harvested from only 1/4 of the sweet potato plugs that I planted back in June. These beautiful Japanese Purple Sweet Potatoes are curing for a week in our 80+ degree humid temperatures, then what we don’t consume & share, we’ll save for another day. Healthy and Homegrown!

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Dirt vs Soil

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I like to say it’s only dirt when it’s in my house…but truly, dirt is only dead soil. Soil is a living, breathing organism that needs to be fed, watered and aerated. When traditional agriculture is used in farming it kills the natural balance of bacteria and fungi resulting in the lack of nutrients. The farmer then resorts to the use of fertilizers; and thus the cycle begins.

There is a much better cycle; the natural decomposition of organic matter that makes soil healthy.

Below is a fantastic article on soil and why we need to allow for the natural breakdown of organic material to occur.

The Story of Soil

good soil

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Wormy Worms!!! Vermicomposting

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I got a wonderful gift from a friend at church last night! Thank you Cathy for sharing your bountiful worm farm! Now I get to make my own incredible nutritious soil!!! WAHOO! Yes…I’m that excited about making my own dirt! All of my egg shells, coffee grounds and other produce waist along with egg cartons and newspapers will now be worm food. I love that they do all the hard work for me and in return give me the best compost! Talk about the circle of life. Here it is!
worms

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Lizard Protection!!

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This is my second go at sprouting heirloom basil. The first batch was consumed by the lizards that crawl around our patio. While I love how they protect against some insects, I’m not liking them very much right now. I found some netting and covered the baby sprouts until they are no longer a temptation for the little buggers!
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Hola Peppers!!

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I can’t wait to try my hand at making hot sauce with all of these beauties!!! Growing is Glorious!!!

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This beautiful Sandhill Crane and it’s mate were working my manure/compost pile for me before I spread it into its location. They didn’t mind me working around them one bit. What a joy it was having them near by!
Thank you!

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SWEET POTATOES!!!

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photo 3I was going to post “Holy Guacamole” but instead it reads, “Holy Sweet Potato Pie!” They have absolutely taken over the bed. Good thing they store well and I have many many recipes for sweet potatoes! Harvesting should be over the next month or so as I’ve planted them sporadically. Looking forward to seeing the results of such beautiful growth!

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We have butterflies too, but I couldn’t get them to be still long enough.
Bumble Bee on Sunflowerfrog-flowerhoney beesladybug

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Today’s Harvest

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GBs

Please contact me if you’d like to purchase some.
$1 for 8oz. (serving for two) or $2 for a pound (serving for four)

Eat Local & Fresh-picked!
Robin

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Available for Purchase: Long Beans!!!

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8 oz. (two servings) of Asian Long Beans, (yard long beans). Great cut up raw and tossed in a salad or cook as you would any traditional green bean.

Long bean

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We do not use any pesticides or fertilizers, (other than composted organic matter).

We take further steps in the care and growth of the produce than Organic certification requires. Your food is as perfect as nature intended; grown from heirloom seeds and nurtured with love.

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