Springtime Flowers

Yesterday was the first day of spring, and 80 degrees, so I no longer feel bad about the fact that I spent my Sunday doing a little gardening. The first thing I did was take a trip into town.  I needed some new pots and I wanted to pick up a few seeds before they Read More …

I can start the flower garden, right?

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post – this beautiful weather makes me want to start my garden.  I’m pretty sure that it’s a bit early for my veggie garden, but it’s not too early for the flower garden is it?  I’ve already noticed a few green shoots popping up from my lilies along the parking Read More …

Time to Garden?

The last 2 days have been beautiful here in Southern Indiana.  It’s been a balmy 70 degrees with bright sunny skies.  I’m sure it will get chilly again.  After all, the middle of March is a little early for this weather.   But it does have me thinking about my garden.  Well… gardens, really.  I’d like Read More …

GCAMA’s Annual NATPA Pull

Last weekend was GCAMA’s Annual NATPA Pull.  Wow!  That’s a lot of acronyms – but it’s much faster than saying Gibson County Antique Machinery Association’s Annual National Antique Tractor Puller’s Association Pull.   We host our NATPA sanctioned pull each February. Each year since the building was completed, the club has hosted their pulls inside the Read More …

Spinning a Yarn

The 7th and final chapter in our book, Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life is entitled Spinning a Yarn.  This chapter of the book covers: Carding and spinning yarn Natural dyes How to make a flower press How to make a corn husk doll Making rag rugs Making candles Quilt patterns Read More …

Country Wining and Dining

This week, I’m taking a look at Chapter 6 of Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life.  Chapter 6 is all about Country Wining and Dining.  Needless to say, I was super excited about this chapter because I love to cook myself (as long as I don’t have to clean up afterwards).  Read More …

Separating the Sheep from the Goats

This week, we’re going to cover Chapter #5 of Julia Rothman’s book, Farm Anatomy.  It is, at 64 pages, the longest chapter in the book.  This chapter is all about animals, covering: animal terms parts of a rooster comb styles chicken breeds fresh eggs duck and goose breeds heritage turkeys parts of a beef animal Read More …

Young Farmers Conference 2012

Matt & I went to the 2012 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer’s Conference in Indianapolis last weekend.  It was a lot of fun!  This year was another record breaking year for the conference with 631 registered attendees and 100+ kids. The conference started on Friday night with fun and games.  There was a cornhole (bean Read More …

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 …