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TAG : crops

Rain

I ended up not going to one tractor show this year on account of rain. It was a four-day show that I normally attend as a spectator for one day, and it really wasn't raining that much. However in the end, between the light drizzle and a van that was near its death, I decided to miss Boonville ...

For the Love of Hay

Now that hay season is over (for most of us) and the fields are spent, it’s time to reflect on what the fields had to offer. Did our plowing, tilling, seeding, fertilizer, and hard work pay off? The proof, of course, is in the hay. Is it tender, filled with tasseled grasses, and ...

Growing Ornamental Corn Brings Task of Harvesting

It is the best of chores; it is the worst of chores. Harvest time at our suburban Westchester, New York, home marks the successful end to a long, hot summer of tough weather and persistent bugs. We grow ornamental corn, and pulling back the husks to reveal a dazzling display of autumn color is ...

One-Block Feast: Spring Garden Plan

Based on the James-Beard-Award-winning One-Block Diet, The One-Block Feast (Ten Speed Press, 2011) is the ultimate guide to eating local. Complete with seasonal garden plans, menus, 100 recipes and 15 food projects, this guide explains how to raise and produce everything needed for totally ...

Capper's Farmer - Your Hub for All Things Handmade

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