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January Garden Tour

Today I want to show what’s growing out in the vegetable garden in early January. So far we have had a fairly mild winter here, with no snow, ample rain and a bit warmer than usual temperatures. With those conditions, … Continue reading

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Variety Spotlight: Collard Greens

This is the latest in a series of posts that I’ve done about my favorite varieties of fruits, vegetables and herbs we grow at Happy Acres. To see my other Spotlights, and those from other garden bloggers, visit the Variety Spotlights … Continue reading

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Monday Recap: Gobble Gobbled

I think it is safe to say my wife and I have gotten our fill of turkey for a while. Last week I picked up a fresh local turkey from Uebelhack Turkey Farm that weighed almost 18 pounds. I baked … Continue reading

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Filling Your Own Ark, One Seed At A Time

Most people are familiar with the story of Noah and his Ark, whereby God commanded Noah to build a boat and fill it with family, food and animals. The Ark was to serve as a sort of floating zoo to … Continue reading

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A Primer: Hybrids, Heirlooms and Open-Pollinated Varieties

In the last few years we have seen a big resurgence of vegetable gardening as a hobby. That has resulted in a lot of new gardeners trying their hands at an old pastime, and frankly I think that is a … Continue reading

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