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Eating Healthy Once Again

Today I go to see my cardiologist.  I will be in his office in about four hours from now.  I had a conversation with my wife this morning regarding that visit and how I envisioned it would go.  Sadly, I do not think that my cardiologist really has my health as a top priority of […]

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Becoming Simple

This past weekend was the first weekend where we had a chance to slow the pace down and relax a bit after all the chaos we have recently experienced.  I was able to get a number of small things done that had been bothering me only slightly.  For instance, the front driveway light on the […]

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The Minute Details of Farming

Recent trends indicate that more younger people want to get into farming or become farmers but might be discouraged by initial capital outlay, lack of resources, or a bevy of other challenges.  FiveDollarFarm started with an older couple that just flat out wanted to do something different and make a change in their own lives. […]

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End of Year Farm Report

Here it is in mid-October and I find myself online looking at all the many of varieties of tomatoes that are available for sale.  I quickly became frustrated and literally had to walk away from the computer and get myself a cup of coffee.  I did get back to it eventually after giving some thought […]

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Fall on a Farm

So many things happen when autumn arrives on a farm even a small one like ours.  We have been blessed to learn so many new and improved concepts this growing season.  Our tomatoes have been outstanding this year and we have made a great quantity of sauces by canning tomatoes.  We have had to deal […]

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Information on Tomato Hornworm

New page with information on the tomato hornworm also lovingly refereed to as the big green caterpillar or tomato worms.   See it here; Tomato Hornworm   Also for a picture of what the perfect tomatoes look like, click here:   The Perfect Tomato      

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As Farming Goes …

Right near the end of April as we attempted to employ our assertive poultry plan for the year, we were faced with the realities of nature and farming.  An animal of some nature, more than likely, a family of raccoons discovered our tasty, tender, chicken buffet in the back field.  Needless to say, we lost […]

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Making Soil Blocks

Since spring is here and this is one of the busiest times of year at FiveDollarFarm we are focusing on basic areas that will become habit once you start implementing them.  One of these areas is planting your own seeds in soil for the plants that you want to grow.  Whether those plants are part […]

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Baby Chicks in the Ohio Brooder

  On Wednesday, we put 61 Cornish Giant X meat birds into our newly built Ohio Brooder.  It was very cold last night and I was worried that they would be warm enough.  They seem to all be okay after five days.  As it shows in the video the chicks are very active.  They will […]

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What Are We Lacking?

An interesting thought occurred to me recently.  As I was in a bookstore while  travelling, I noticed near the entrance of the store a table of books that were obviously placed there to grab customers attention and hoped to be purchased.  All the books related to health; eating, exercising, weight loss, etc.  Why is this […]

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