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191 Bow Wood Dr  Heathsville, VA 22473

November 29, 2019

 Winter is approaching with day light hours getting shorter, even with heat in the tunnels the plants need light for growth.   We are experimenting with different light spectrum to evaluate growth.  The white light emits blue wave which is good for intense photosynthes...

July 29, 2019

In the past several years I have come to embrace the wild wisdom of weeds.  A weed is simply a plant growing somewhere that someone doesn't want it to. Weeds are considered a nemesis of gardening and pristine lawn care, but in reality the weeds are really wildflowers....

October 14, 2018

Singer John Denver claimed 'life on the farm is kinda laid back, my days are filled with an easy country charm. ' 

creates an idyllic picture.  Building and maintaining a farm, however is anything but laid back. It requires daily vigilance to routine chores, garden work...

December 23, 2017

    Soil is a living environment vital for sustaining agricultural growth.  To create a healthy organic soil is actually a complex process that involves the combination of plant materials, manure, micro-organisms, heat and time to create humus that enriches the soil....

September 20, 2017

Today while working the routine chores of the farm, I was able to see the effects of the basics of a sustainable lifestyle.  This past weekend Matt and I picked some apples from our trees. Today I peeled, cored and separated the apples to make spiced apple rings for ca...

April 3, 2017

Duck eggs are a healthier alternative to chicken eggs.  They contain more essential vitamins A, B12, D, E and folate as well as minerals selenium, zinc, copper, phosphorus. choline, calcium and potassium.  

Duck eggs are an Alkaline producing food, one of the few f...

February 22, 2017

With a new year upon us, we continue working to make the farm fully operational.  This fall we have extended the current shed row barn to accommodate our expanding duck population, milling wood  to build a new barn to house the rabbit and eventually sheep, building a p...

October 19, 2016

A strange combination to consider I agree, however, the process is more natural than you think. 

Caring for our environment is paramount on a local and worldwide level. We all can contribute with even small changes in behavior by committing to purchasing products that a...

July 28, 2016

 The sunflowers are growing well.  I managed to capture this honeybee coming flying toward the flower.  Sunflowers are beautiful to grow and good for the pollinators of our world as well as our rabbits, ducks and chickens. 

June 26, 2016

With summer officially upon us and the farm growing on all fronts the working day is anything but tranquil. We have built a pond for our ducks, and then re-graded it this weekend to aid in draining it for cleaning. Added a new roof to the shed row barn, and a coat of w...

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