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The Chicken Who Thinks She’s A Cat

This is Faith. You might remember Faith – she was the baby chick two years ago who peeped while still in the egg that had been pushed out of the nest.  Man was carrying that egg with a pip and … Continue reading

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The Garden is Waiting

The garden is ready and waiting for the Spring planting! We’re in Florida, so the spring planting starts in February. Tomorrow we’ll plant radishes, turnips, lettuce, brussels sprouts, broccoli, red La Soda potatoes, and Yukon Gold potatoes. Next month we’ll plant … Continue reading

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O Christmas Tree

We’re getting ready for Christmas on the farm. We went to a local tree farm and bought two Carolina Sapphire cypress trees. It’s our new Christmas tradition to have growing Christmas trees. TJ and Sadie are on patrol. They are … Continue reading

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Wuzza Snake

Red on yellow, kill a fellow – Red on black, friend of Jack This Wuzza Snake. Now it’s a dead Coral Snake with no head. It’s the second Coral Snake we’ve seen. The first one was caught and killed three … Continue reading

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Roasting Peppers

I picked almost 3 pounds of beautiful Anaheim peppers in our garden today. The Anaheim chili pepper originated from New Mexico chile seeds that were planted in the Anaheim, California area in 1894. That must be why roasting Anaheim peppers in Florida smells like late … Continue reading

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Farm Aromatherapy

The house is filled with the smell of peaches. When I lean over the stove to look into the pot, I get the added bonus of a peach-infused facial. According to the National Hurricane Center, there is a “disturbance” in … Continue reading

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Third Year – Gardening

Our first year of gardening in Florida was very organized. I documented the number and type of each plant and seed on every row. We had 14 rows running East and West. It was a beautifully planned garden that was … Continue reading

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