Category Archives: Garden

Saving Seeds

Saving seeds is an extremely easy thing to do once you know how.  To me, peppers are the easiest.  Simply cut the pepper open, scrape the seeds onto a plate or the counter, rinse them and lay them out on … Continue reading

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Plants and Produce!

Summer is here and it came early this year!  The plants are blooming, the bean vines are climbing, the Farmers Markets are out in full force and above all…..the bees are buzzing! Here on the farm, we have built several … Continue reading

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Is Spring Here Yet?

Christmas and New Years have come and gone.  Daydreams of long rows of beans, tall trellises of cucumbers and the big deep green leaves of summer squash keep sneaking up on me.  We’ve already made long lists of what to … Continue reading

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Cider-Glazed Squash

If you garden with heirlooms and have an abundance of acorn squash or simply enjoy the autumn taste of acorn squash from the farmer’s market, you might like to add this tasty recipe to your menu of ways to cook … Continue reading

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Ozark Mountain Garden Autumn Update

Ole’ Jack Frost has finally visited long enough to affect the garden.  We had a good threat of frost last week, so we harvested everything and moved what we could into the greenhouse and covered a few things too.  Due … Continue reading

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Autumn Harvest in Amish Country

Nothing says Autumn more than an Amish wagon loaded down with the fall bounty of pumpkins, squash and gourds, a crisp wind and the crisp autumn leaves falling .  The harvest has been tremendous and the local Amish wagons are … Continue reading

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Autumn Pumpkin Pie made with Heirloom Banana Squash

This year has been full of exciting discoveries in the garden and in the kitchen.  Has anyone ever heard of Heirloom Jumbo Pink Banana Squash?  I never had before this year and what a delightful find!  They are extremely easy … Continue reading

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Tomato Harvest

The weather has finally cooled off here in the Ozarks and we are gladly back to harvesting tomatoes.  The heat through the summer halted much of the production of some varieties, others, like the Arkansas Travelers and the Yellow Pears, … Continue reading

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Seed Packet Picture Drawing Winner

First of all I would like to thank everyone for their valuable opinion and insight about which picture each of you preferred.  The vote was almost unanimous for the third picture on our “Help Me Choose” post.  For everyone that … Continue reading

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Sweet Pepper Salsa

Anxious to pickle up the banana peppers, I began the process eagerly.  After an unwise choice of not wearing gloves when cutting up some hot peppers several years ago, I am very careful to slip them on even for jalapenos.  … Continue reading

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