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Three States, Three Completions

The following narrative provides a story line about organic inspector trainings and a trove of facts about the training sites.  Last year was substantially a year of education. It began with International Organic Inspector Association (IOIA) livestock training that occurred … Continue reading

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Apple Scionwood

Yesterday was scionwood gathering day. These grafting sticks are from local apple trees making them the best material possible.  We will be doing grafting onto rootstocks in a few weeks — so stay tuned for grafting announcements. Until then, the scionwood … Continue reading

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Organic Potato Pancakes

With spring-like weather rolling into our area, the free-range hens are giving us some eggs. And with that came this new favorite (first time tried in our kitchen) that was made with organic ingredients. By using the food processor, it … Continue reading

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A Yearend Review

Farmers’ Almanack Seeds in upward opposition, Pilot hurdles sound and steady. Knowledge lets some harden. Hoed rows shape this garden. Wherewithal yells field ready, Harvest sought at destination. poem by wooleylot   And how well went the assemblage of self’s … Continue reading

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Pompeii

When the volcano erupted, most people fled to where they felt safe, although they were actually running towards the volcano. Preparation has begun for another run of “Fire on the Mountain“. It’s a home-made spicy hot mustard. When someone really … Continue reading

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Potato Eye Beholder

On rare occasion, we are lucky enough to find that “one in a million” type like this unusually shaped King Harry potato.  Do you think that it has grown into an odd shape or does he resemble a valentine heart? It all in the eye of … Continue reading

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Organic Inspector Onboard

We are pleased to announce that our organic inspector apprenticeship is now complete. We are experiencing that fine feeling called satisfaction of achievement or maybe as it was once said of having that know-how training “under one’s belt”. Our mentoring inspector reports … Continue reading

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