Monday, April 27, 2015
   
Lifestyle Locally Grown

And the Golden Glove Award Goes To…

And the Golden Glove Award Goes To…

Now that the garden planting season is officially upon us, composing a check list or outline of top gardening “musts” every year is a great way to make sure you don’t repeat past mistakes and helps prepare you mentally for the growing season. It can also help get your gardening feet off to a good, organized start. Keep in mind that some years those lists can get longer or shorter, depending upon how your experiences add up from one season to the next.

Lifestyle, Locally Grown | By Barbara Sue Schubert

How To Become a Certified “Garden Whisperer”

How To Become a Certified “Garden Whisperer”

So you want to be the master of your garden this year? Or maybe you just want to master gardening this year? Or even better yet, you want to actually be a Master Gardener?

Lifestyle, Locally Grown | By Barbara Sue Schubert

Farmers’ Hen House: Family-Friendly Organic Eggs

Farmers’ Hen House: Family-Friendly Organic Eggs

Farmers’ Hen House was started in 1997 by an Amish man in order to provide local Iowa farmers with a way to keep their small farms sustainable. In 2000, Mark Miller took ownership of the company and continued its founder’s legacy of using only small, family farms.

Lifestyle, Locally Grown |

Practical Farmers of Iowa Offers Webinars on Growing Small Grains

Wintertime in Iowa allows farmers a brief period to slow down, reflect on the previous year, and plan for the next.  As February comes to an end, planting is just around the corner and farmers who intend to plant small grains are closer to being in their fields than many realize. Practical Farmers of Iowa is hosting a series of online farminars which began in February for those who are interested in learning the benefits and best practices for growing small grains.

Lifestyle, Locally Grown |

Pull This Wool Over Your Eyes

Pull This Wool Over Your Eyes

Even though Illinois is a long way from Iceland, that unique little island in the North-Atlantic where America meets Europe in a literal geological sense, the Marks family have been bringing a little of the country’s culture to the tri-state area for almost a decade – and they’re far from sheepish about it. Meet HolliBerri Icelandics, a small farm that specializes in raising Icelandic sheep for their meat and wool.

Lifestyle, Locally Grown | By Barbara Sue Schubert

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