Plant a Seed

This week we will be discussing Plant a Seed, chapter #4 of Julia Rothman’s book, Farm Anatomy.  This particular chapter covers quite a bit of plant related material including: Average frost dates Vegetable anatomy Squash varieties Build a bean teepee Dry bean varieties Pepper varieties Tater Tower 4 ways to grow tomatoes Tomato varieties How Read More …

Tools of the Trade

This week we’re going to be covering the 3rd chapter of Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman – Tools of the Trade.  This is the chapter that talks about: Tractors Tractor Implements How to plow a field Inside a Combine Other Machines Felling, bucking, splitting and stacking In the tool shed I found this particular chapter Read More …

Raised in a Barn

This week we’re reviewing the second chapter of Julia Rothman’s book Farm Anatomy. Raised in a Barn covers: Barn styles Timber construction Trusses Barn doors, bracing, and hardware Barn cupolas Barn birds Farm buildings Animal housing Feeders Fencing This particular section of the book is full of beautiful illustrations of farm buildings, along with all Read More …

Breaking Ground

Today I am bringing you the first Chapter of Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman.  As I mentioned last week the entire book is full of beautiful and useful illustrations (or infographics) to help explain the basics – and not so basics – of farming. The first chapter in Julia’s book is titled “Breaking Ground.”  This Read More …

The Hotel St. Francis Cookbook

I found a great old cookbook today, while we were working on cleaning things out at my grama’s house, The Hotel St. Francis Cookbook.  It appears to be a first addition, as there is only one copyright date.  Although, because it was published by THE HOTEL MONTHLY PRESS, it is also likely the only edition of Read More …