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A Planting Guide for Zone 4a by Russell Crawford

By |2022-03-20T11:36:18-04:00March 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|

I live with my wife, Margo, and two kids just outside of Duluth, MN near Lake Superior (Zone 4a). We've been here since 2020 and have lived in Duluth for the last 6 years, before that we were in northern Arizona.  Growing up my parents always had a summer garden and while in college (about 2007) I was inspired to [...]

Our Story: Commitment & Reward

By |2022-02-12T18:33:12-05:00February 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|

We started using the biodynamic preparations over twenty-five years ago when we began farming. What began as a practice that “seems a bit far-fetched, but we will see what happens” quickly became a magical process from which we continue to see results. As farmers we have limited time and many things to do. Adding a “Woo Woo” element that sounds interesting, but lacks [...]

Seed Starting & Potting Mix – Our Recipe

By |2022-02-12T19:17:18-05:00February 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|

In our last newsletter we shared our Seed Starting/Potting Mix recipe. We have been asked to share it again. So here it is! 1. Mix thoroughly and hydrate so that it is moist, but not muddy: 5 gallons of cow manure and bedding compost finely screened* 5 gallons of leaf litter compost finely screened* 5 gallons of sphagnum peat moss finely [...]

What Could Be Better?

By |2021-04-12T14:21:17-04:00April 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|

What could be better than a community of friends working and playing together? We are so incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by a group of “old” (and new) friends. Yes many of us  are getting physically old and we have known each other for a long time, some for nearly forty years. What has kept us together? I think, perhaps [...]

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Communicating with a Hemlock Tree

By |2021-02-21T16:09:21-05:00February 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The land just behind our garden and barn belongs to a neighbor.  He informed us recently that he was planning to harvest the large white pine trees from that lot. I had mixed feelings.  A clear cut is always jarring especially for the animals and trees; but this cut would bring much needed sun to our barnyard in winter and [...]

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