Monthly Archives: May 2012

How Grows It?

It’s rare these days that I speak with someone and don’t hear the question, “How grows it?” “How is our garden doing?” “How are my pigs (or) my chickens doing?” I always love being asked this question — and the … Continue reading

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Echo Bend featured in Mountain Life Magazine

Check out the nice article on Echo Bend (and Tom’s great photos) in the most recent issue of Mountain Life! http://www.crystalmountain.com/mountainlife/2012/summer/

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More Echoes

More echoes of the past turned up as I worked the garden soil yesterday. The bluebird was watching as I found this treasure… Miss Bev, this is for you next time you visit the farm! postscript:  Bev, who was instrumental … Continue reading

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High Tunnel Grant = Build!

This winter we became the lucky recipients of a USDA NRCS High Tunnel Grant, which helps growers to build solar greenhouse structures for season extension, a welcome boon here in the short growing season of Northern Michigan. Although we suffered … Continue reading

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Rainbow Rangers

Broiler chicks are enjoying the green grass and alfalfa in the sunshine this week. This year we are trying a new breed — Rainbow Rangers, which are better at ranging on pasture and foraging for special treats, like bugs and … Continue reading

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The Past is Present

This year descendants of the turn-of-the century owners of the farm will join our CSA subscription membership. How hauntingly beautiful and fulfilling to be growing fresh food for the people whose blood, sweat, and tears fertilize the soil of our … Continue reading

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