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I'm finally a farmer!

It's the end of August, and another summer not living on a farm is almost gone. In April we "moved to town," and I tried to figure out how that could be a step in the right direction. Although our chickens are living on someone else's farm and my neighbors are less than 100 feet away all around us, I do feel closer to realizing my farm dream. Since March I have been working for Barefoot Gardens, a small market garden within the borough limits of Doylestown, PA. Eric and Linda grow…

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Added by Rebecca on August 29, 2013 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Our Chicken Setup

We have had chickens for a little over a year now, so I thought it would be a good time to share our setup - how and why we do our chickens the way we do. I didn't want to get too far into the details before we were happy with everything, and for our current situation, we seem to have found a great setup.

Our Chickens

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Added by Rebecca on July 31, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Ladies Homestead Gathering Update

I have been leading the Doylestown, PA chapter of the National Ladies Homestead Gathering for a year and we have outgrown my house! A few weeks ago we did a canning demonstration at the Doylestown Farmer's Market which was a great success. We used an induction burner to…

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Added by Rebecca on July 24, 2013 at 3:17pm — No Comments

What's in Season in July? Zucchini!

Someone I know said “We’re not even growing any zucchini in our garden this year!” because it is so very prolific and some members of her family aren’t big fans. Zucchini definitely grows well, but it is also incredibly versatile in the kitchen, playing the lead role in savory dishes as well as sweet ones. It can be cut and roasted or sautéed, baked…

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Added by Rebecca on July 18, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

The internship so far

I can't believe it's already been a month! You heard all about my first day on the "job." Days #2 and #3 were cut short due to some off-farm commitments Cyndi had, but last week we got to spend the whole beautiful morning on the farm. We had a guest along for the morning as well. We weeded, again, fed the bees, re-arranged some fence panels in preparation for loading the two beeves on Sunday, and "cleaned up" the pig pen. No, seriously, that's what we did! I'm asking questions like crazy,…

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Added by Rebecca on February 15, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

First Day at Lazy B

I really wasn't sure what to expect from my first day as an intern with Lazy B Farm, so I wore jeans and boots and brought my notebook and pen along too, just in case. I was greeted by half of the children on the farm, and had a lovely conversation with them while we waited for Cyndi to finish up a little household stuff before we headed outside.

First, we fed the animals. Chickens, guineas, cows, dogs and goats. We gathered a few eggs from…

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Added by Rebecca on January 19, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

So much to share!

Okay, first things first: my husband has accepted a job that requires our family relocate from Athens, GA to Pennsylvania - IN APRIL. We made our first trip up there this past weekend to scope out the area and searched for three straight days for a home to rent that is reasonably close to his new place of work. The problem is - he will be working out of western NJ for the majority of this year, and then from Central PA starting in the fall. That means, finding a place that is "reasonably…

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Added by Rebecca on January 18, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Community Garden

I just came across this link and it got me thinking - what a totally terrific idea! Set aside an acre or two and rent them out annually:

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Kinder Farm Park's community gardening program consists of about 125, 20 * 30' gardening plots. More than 100 gardeners rent plots each year for $40/plot to grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes, herbs, and flowers. A program teaching eco-friendly and…
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Added by Rebecca on December 28, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

We are due to finish up our first book club selection, Folks, This Ain't Normal by Joel Salatin, and after a vote, we have chosen to read…

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Added by Rebecca on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Garlic & Cayenne Oxymel

When I came down with my 2nd nasty cold of this season, I decided it was time to test my apothecary skills. While on our Ladies Homestead Gathering Retreat, we were honored to attend an herbal class with Patricia Kyritsi Howell of BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies in Mountain City, Georgia. (You can check out her website at WildHealingHerbs.com) She brought along her knowledge…

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Added by Rebecca on December 14, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Ladies Woodcutting Party

This weekend I spent a day with some great friends, on a beautiful farm, chopping wood. And even though almost every part of my body is in some degree of pain, I had a blast!

Our fearless leader had already spent hours teaching us how to use chainsaws and axes safely while on our Ladies Homestead Gathering Retreat, but we were eager for more practice. When she mentioned having a few downed trees on her property in need of removal, we jumped at the chance to help. I was…

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Added by Rebecca on December 11, 2011 at 8:48am — 1 Comment

iFarm Report: Our First Farm Visit!



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Added by Rebecca on December 6, 2011 at 9:11am — No Comments

iFarm Report: Hard-Working Mama!

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Added by Rebecca on December 3, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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