Category Archives: Small Farms & Gardens

Winter Clean Up Time in Your Vegetable Garden!

It’s so hard to think about going outside this time of year!  The days are so short and gloomy.  Everything is so wet and any of last summer’s decaying vegetable plants can be so gross and slimy.  Sometimes the occasional rose hip is the most cheerful thing to see.rose hips

But winter clean up and maintenance will make your spring and summer so much easier in your vegetable garden, and more productive! Continue reading Winter Clean Up Time in Your Vegetable Garden!

Chicken Processing at Rainier Ridge Ranch

In this video, Jennifer Easley Vaughn of Rainier Ridge Ranch explains how her family slaughters, cleans, and cuts their pasture raised chickens out is the open air.   The process is very humane, and the chickens aren’t stressed by being taken to an unfamiliar place.

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Garden Seeds Part 2 – Heirloom, Organic, Specialty and Market

Part 2 of 2 – Click here to read part 1, “”Old-Time Prices, Classic Varieties, Old-Fashioned Companies.” 

Today’s rapidly growing selection of different kinds of garden seeds allows for an amazing variety of flavors and growing experiences.  Growing heirloom varieties opens a new door into other cultures and bygone days.heirloom tomato snip Continue reading Garden Seeds Part 2 – Heirloom, Organic, Specialty and Market

Garden Seeds Part 1 – Old-Time Prices, Classic Varieties, Old-Fashioned Companies

Part One of TwoClick here to read Part 2, “Heirloom, Organic, Specialty and Market Varieties”

It’s that time of year!  Colorful catalogs full of gardens seeds are filling mailboxes, and seed packet displays are cropping up in stores.   Where to begin?

Get ready to grow your own in 2016!
Get ready to grow your own in 2016!

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