While I do most of the work in the flowerbeds, Farmer John does most of the food-type gardening. His favorite method for starting seeds is mixing his own soil & creating soil blocks. The genius idea behind soil blocks is that you start seedlings without needing hundreds of tiny pots. The consistency of the soil is such that it holds together on its own.
Here at Ridgetop Farm & Garden we process our own birds. This post is about how we do it. So, if you’re squeamish or not interested in how the live chicken ends up on your dinner table you might want to skip this post.
How to Steam Eggs
I love having farm fresh eggs. The taste, the shell color, the lovely ladies who produce them. However, it took me awhile to figure out how to hard boil them without shredding the white part during the peeling process. The trick is…
Over the summer, we grew wheat for the first time. It was a fun experience for all of us.
The Cost of Raising Turkeys
In the Spring of 2012, we decided to raise turkeys for the first time. It was a great experience, but cost more than we expected. Here’s the run down on our expenses.
Mint Simple Syrup Recipe
Mint simple syrup is an easy way to enjoy all that mint growing like crazy over the summer. We have an obnoxious amount of mint. They aren’t kidding when people tell you to keep it in pots.