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Every Season is Unique

It’s amazing how every growing season is unique, and each year different things go better than others, whether it is planting, pest management, plant health, time management, soil health etc. 855 more words

Our Morning at Curtis Orchard

While driving to Tennessee, we passed through Champaign, Illinois, a small college town in the central region of the state and the home of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 704 more words


Nature's Challenges

Often times in agriculture, we don’t always talk about the challenges that occur with the crops. Simply because we like to be upbeat and look at the positive.  977 more words

Lessons from Weeds

This weekend the boys found this giant weed reaching towards the sky amidst the sweet corn. Even thought the sweet corn was trying to crowd it out, this weed just kept on stretching and growing. 833 more words

July's Bounty

It is post fair week, and while we are exhausted from the fair, we are excited to see new changes happening in the garden because it is the end of July! 695 more words

Pay to Play

On the surface this would seem to be a good idea, and I’m for anything that supports family farms.  But, does this leave the farmer to beholden to food producers?   24 more words


Mother Nature's Reminders

Mother Nature always has a way of reminding us who is in control. It is certainly not us.

The past few days we were busy accomplishing a lot of jobs, and we were beginning to feel pretty good about how things were looking in the garden. 848 more words