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The end of the farmers market?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
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Hey guys, I just read about H.R. 875, The “Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009” and I’m a bit concerned. It looks like some of our elected individuals have decided to begin regulating small farmes out of business. On the surface H.R.875 as well as H.R. 814 look like they may be provided to help […]

More updates…

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
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Image via Wikipedia Hey Guys! We’re at it again. So far the new application I’m using for this is working as I expected. It was a little complicated to get setup, but now that it is, it seems to be working like a charm. In any case, be on the lookout for personal blogs for […]

Still relatively quiet…

Monday, March 2nd, 2009
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Image via Wikipedia It’s still relatively quiet here in Payne Country. Lil’ Jameson had his first practice with his new team, the hulks, last Monday, and another practice on Thursday. Sammy had her first practice on Thursday as well. What fun! We’ve filed for our tax return, which is already spent, and are waiting for […]

Local and organic food…

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
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Image via Wikipedia Okay, so we’re always schemeing to plant this and grow that in a multi-outcome effort to improve our health, reduce our impact on the environment, and provide sustainable additions to our reglaur grocery list. In doing this we’ve quickly (and sometimes not so quickly) found that it’s no easy feat. We also […]

Getting the plan together…

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
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Following up on the last post, we’ve done some more research and are getting a good plan together for our orchard. It looks like cross-pollination is key when planting trees. While some trees like the Golden Delicious apple can pollinate themselves, others can not. Even those that can self-pollinate can benefit significantly from cross-pollination. As […]