They are beautiful, tall, and easy to grow – but did you know that sunflowers are also great for your health?
One of the most important ways to ensure a harmonious flock is making sure that your hen/rooster ratio is reasonable. Multiple roosters will squabble and even kill each other when competing for too few hen’s affections. Many towns have ordinances against roosters because of their before-dawn crowing, and it’s always a good idea to check […]
Calendula is an easy to grow herb which produces beautiful yellow and orange flowers in midsummer and has wide ranging healing properties. If you’ve never grown a garden before, you can still get calendula to thrive and if you chose to, you can pay it no attention to it and it will still be happy.
This was our first year successfully growing artichokes on the farm, though when I was growing up they were a favorite crop of my family’s. I’ve seen several Mainers adding artichokes to their gardens in recent years and the seeds for them now are more compatible with the Northeastern climate. However, when my parents first […]
Keeping a flock harmonious is an ongoing challenge on the farm, especially if you have a lot of birds or a wide variety of species. To keep any group of poultry happy, the first thing to consider is the male to female ratio. Here’s a handy breakdown of the appropriate male/female balance for various farmyard […]
August is a bountiful month at a garden in Maine. The harvests start coming in and all of that hard work tilling, weeding, and watering is paid off. We have been eating royally for the past several weeks and my main thoughts are of bigger and better for next year. Here are some pictures to […]