Farming Fort Collins
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What’s bugging you? Landscape & Garden Pest Control Intro

By On June 29, 2016

This is the first in an ongoing series on lawn and garden pests and pest control that I’ll be adding to as time allows. Another series will be on various weeds that… Read More

hedgie in the bluegrass

Kentucky Bluegrass II

By On June 27, 2016

The history of how the lawn became a mainstay of the American landscape is a study of the development of the American industrial, political, and social way of life. Advances in manufacturing… Read More

Bluegrass and goose

Kentucky Bluegrass I

By On June 24, 2016

Sod, Lawn, Turf, Grass, Common Meadow Grass, Poa pratensis. Different names for the most popular and widely planted species of turf. Anyone who’s weeded flower beds located adjacent to the lawn is… Read More

In the dirt

#GrowWithFFC Update – Flowers & Fruit

By On June 22, 2016

Time sure has a way of flying by with the hustle and bustle of the spring. Little more than 100 days ago, the tiny little seeds that are #GrowWithFFC were tucked into… Read More


Swiss Chard & Mushroom Pie

By On June 19, 2016

Years before we became parents, Karl and I celebrated countless hours in the kitchen, creating elaborate dishes from far away lands or exploring produce that wasn’t common in our area. Having grown… Read More


Weekend Activities – June 18th & 19th

By On June 17, 2016

Good Morning Friends! I hope that this column finds you in good spirits! The weekend ahead is a busy one now that we’ve had couple of weeks of warm weather and the… Read More

Blogger opinion

And so I pause

By On June 15, 2016

Farming. For me, when I think of farming, images that come to mind are of soil, fields of green waving to and fro as far as the eye can see from the… Read More

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Preparing for Hail

By On June 10, 2016

This last week I’ve been slogging through my digital library of photos to clear out duplicates, photos from projects long past and trying to streamline it so that I’m able to backup… Read More

Soil Test Sample

Soil Test Comparison

By On June 7, 2016

Soil is what’s under your feet; dirt is what’s under your nails – as many of my professors (especially the soil scientists) would say to any student that mistakenly called the ground… Read More


Rhubarb Lemonade

By On June 5, 2016

Phew! The day was a hot one! And on days like this, there is nothing better than sitting back with a cold drink in hand – and one that is fitting for… Read More