It has come to my attention that I need clary sage. How you might ask? I took a few of those fun online quizzes, had found it in a search for oils to support creativity, plus I did a card draw game that came up clary sage too. Guess what I was able toContinue reading “Clary Sage”
It was 9:20 pm Saturday night and I was walking to the garden, again, aided by a head lamp, with scissors and a measuring cup. Because I wanted to make salsa that morning. Here is how my Saturday actually went. I had to hit the farmer’s market before I could start. I needed a fewContinue reading “Fiesta Salsa Recipe”
http://www.novicefarmer.com/ http://fiascofarm.com/dairy/mozzarella.htm Queso Fresco – Easy to Make Cheese https://www.tenthacrefarm.com/2013/08/grow-chives-for-the-best-strawberries/ https://www.tenthacrefarm.com/2013/07/benefits-of-the-edible-forest-garden/ https://www.tenthacrefarm.com/2014/08/when-weeds-are-good/ How we Afford to Homestead https://www.tenthacrefarm.com/2016/05/make-a-circle-garden-for-the-beauty-and-low-maintenance/ Fare For All Schedule
Information about these trees: http://trees.umn.edu/834/ Dawn Redwood http://homeguides.sfgate.com/germinate-dawn-redwood-seeds-20985.html http://www.treeseeds.com/dawn-redwood-tree-seeds/ Hubby really wants to grow Dawn Redwoods and he read that they will adapt best to Minnesota if you start them from seeds. I will update this page as we experiment and grow our seeds.
These are not universal rules. These are based on our area provider: East Central Energy in Cambridge, Minnesota: http://www.eastcentralenergy.com/selectingtherighttree.aspx Selecting the Right Tree to Plant Planting adjacent to overhead power lines You can help minimize tree-related outages and ensure reliable electric service for the future by choosing the right species of trees. Consider the trees’Continue reading “Tree planting near power lines”
There is an exotic pet auction that is held in Pierz, Minnesota in the spring. Day one of the auction is hooved animals. We had heard that you could get lambs at a good price which is why we (hubby and I, boy child and his friend) were driving into Pierz that Friday at 10:30am.Continue reading “How I accidentally bought a pig”
This is taken directly from: http://www.misa.umn.edu/FarmFoodResources/LocalFood/MeatPoultrySales/FarmerGuide/ Poultry farmers can process and sell up to 1000 birds per year without a license. The processing must be done on the farm and under sanitary conditions. The birds must be sold directly to customers from the farm premises. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture requires that operators desiring toContinue reading “Poultry”
Taken directly from: http://www.misa.umn.edu/FarmFoodResources/LocalFood/MeatPoultrySales/FarmerGuide/ In some areas, inspected slaughter is not available either from USDA or state equivalent plants. Another option that farmers can use is sale of live animals followed by custom-exempt processing. There are a number of restrictions and requirements with this method, but many farmers use it successfully. With custom-exempt processing, theContinue reading “Custom-exempt Slaughter and Processing”
Our daughter Lily has a great artistic eye. She loves our character cards and wanted to do something similar for her birthday invitations this summer. Below is her slideshow of the animals she photographed.