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Starting a Farm is Like Having a New Baby

Starting a Farm is like Having a New Baby

Starting a farm is like having a new baby. It was exciting and new and such a blessing to realize God had provided this land, this home, this adventure, but it has also been

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25 Ways to Use Fresh Basil

25 Ways to Use Fresh Basil

Is your basil growing like crazy this summer?  Too much basil is a good problem!  Try one of these 25 ways to use fresh basil.

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Discovering Hope in the Berry Patch

Discovering Hope in the Berry Patch

I’m waxing philosophical in the berry patch today, and I also made a video which you can scroll down to watch if you prefer to skip all the deep thoughts… Gardening often feels like a metaphor for life.

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Are You Planting Tomatoes The Right Way | Roots & Boots

Are You Planting Tomatoes the Right Way?

Are you planting tomatoes the right way? I learned about planting tomatoes the right way from

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Spring Garden Tour on the New Farm

Wouldn’t it be fun if you could swing by for a spring garden tour on our new farm?

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Hugelkultur Raised Garden Beds | Roots & Boots

How to Build Hugelkultur Raised Garden Beds

It all started with a permaculture book checked out from the library last year.  I had no idea about Hugelkultur raised garden beds until then, but once I learned the concept it made perfect sense! Why didn’t I think of this before?

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Basic Tomato Sauce For Canning Or Freezing | Roots & Boots

Basic Tomato Sauce for Canning or Freezing

This Basic Tomato Sauce for Canning recipe is definitely a step up from my original recipe for Roasted Tomato Sauce.  

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How to Get Rid of Vine Borers for Good

How to Get Rid of Vine Borers for Good

Ready to get rid of vine borers for good? There’s nothing quite so discouraging as watching a perfectly healthy zucchini plant wilt before your eyes, while you stand by, helpless.  If you have trouble with vine borers, I’ve got good news and bad news.

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How to Build a Cold Frame Out of Pallets

Did you know you can build a cold frame out of pallets for next to nothing?

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Organic Gardening: Want Better Veggies? Try Companion Plants!

Organic Gardening: Want Better Veggies? Try Companion Plants!

Avoiding all chemicals on your veggie crops can be a challenge, but it can be done.  We haven’t used chemicals in our garden in years!  One of the best tricks for the organic vegetable gardener is companion planting. 

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