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It’s All About the Water

By On May 27, 2014

Since moving to Colorado I have had some serious doubts about my green thumb. I have killed a lot of plants and had several garden fails. I do include the random hail… Read More

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Tips for painting your beehive

By On April 6, 2014

Anyone else getting bees this season, or any avid long time bee keepers out there? I’m excited to start my first hive. The bees arrive at the end of the month and I… Read More

Diggin' It

Diggin’ It

By On February 13, 2014

I guess seeds are in the air this time of year, what with planning and planting for the upcoming season starting now. Are you ready for planting and seeding? Do you have… Read More

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Starting Seeds

By On January 26, 2014

This glorious January day is not helping. I am itching to get my hands in the dirt. Honestly, I would plant a few rows just to experience the feeling, knowing they would… Read More

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Cover Cropping

By On September 22, 2013

I’ve got cover crops and reseeding on my mind right now. Our garden area continues to be overrun with weeds and we amended a 1,000 square feet of garden bed that I… Read More

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The scoop on poop

By On July 25, 2013

I’m on vacation this week. A stay-cation really. Visiting with friends, finishing projects around the farm and planning a day at Frontier Days. I’m also doing some reading, which is always a… Read More

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In the Weeds

By On June 20, 2013

I have weeds. Lots of weeds. It seems as if the field bindweed took over parts of my pastures and driveway like kudzu on steroids. I half expect to walk out one… Read More

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Ode to a hornworm…Tomatoes

By On May 12, 2013

It’s that time. I went to the spring starter sale at Garden Sweet (who by the way will be next Sunday’s farmer profile) and I got some tomato plants, among other things.… Read More

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Colorado Terroir

By On May 6, 2013

Recently I had the pleasant experience of receiving an email from a reader. Having a reader is cause enough for appreciation. This particular reader is not from Fort Collins. Or Colorado. But… Read More

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Planting is upon us

By On April 3, 2013

Our average last frost date here in the Fort Collins area is typically May 15. While that is the starting point for many folks, there are others that are busy readying the… Read More