These Are NOT Our Friends

These Are NOT Our Friends

When you grow food without using chemicals for pest control, you sometimes have to be creative — and non-squeamish — abut finding and dispatching the bugs that want to chew every plant to the ground!  Hand picking and squishing is a daily...
Giving Thanks from the Heart

Giving Thanks from the Heart

Trying to choose a cover photo to demonstrate our thanksgiving was difficult this year. A gorgeous broccoli crown?  Farm beds rejuvenated and replanted after Harvey? Healthy animals? The support of so many people for our CSA and farm stand market? Our new rescue...
Baker Creek’s Heirloom Seed Exposition

Baker Creek’s Heirloom Seed Exposition

Hobby Airport barely opened in time after the hurricane for Debbie to attend an Heirloom Seed Exposition in Santa Rosa, CA, sponsored by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and many other organizations committed to the production of safe foods and a sustainable environment....
Counting Blessings

Counting Blessings

Of course, the first thing to do after all those troubles is to start counting blessings. We had many to count. Despite the rain, the flooding, the downed trees and dead plants, not a single animal was harmed. 45 chickens and nine goats did just fine, although they...
Hurricane Harvey Leaves His Calling Card

Hurricane Harvey Leaves His Calling Card

We had just begun to pull it all back together at the farms following a wave of summer plagues — aphids, nematodes, possums, cabbage borers, heat, humidity — when Harvey arrived and provided the final coup de grace. The farm at N & 33rd was pretty much...