Blueberries and well all berries are my favorite fruits. I don't know fresh, Michigan blueberries just embody summer to me. They're sweet, tart, juicy and stain your hands purple. I like to freeze my berries. Just wash, sort, pick off stems and lay flat on a parchment paper lined jelly roll pan and freeze. Once … Continue reading Blueberries
Making a turkey for the first time.
I know, I know being outside in the winter kinda sucks, especially when it's below zero. But it's not bad when it's 32 - 10 degrees out. Especially if you dress for it and are moving around. I love snowshoeing. I'm not much of a skier. I tried cross country skies when I was younger … Continue reading Enjoying Winter-Outside
Kevin and I want to thank you for supporting our little farm! So what's in store for 2019? Offer more vegetables earlier now that the greenhouse is operationalAdd another greenhouse Add a stand at my parent's farm on 20 Mile Rd and M115 with a fridge so that we can keep things freshgrow some vegetables … Continue reading Thank you & Happy New Year
My dad's 10 pt. His first 10 pt ever. It's been a long while since I've written for the blog. There's been a lot that happened in the 6 + months since I last posted. Not even going to try to recap anything. Just going to start from this point and be consistent. My family … Continue reading Thankful…
Too busy to read? Reading has always been a past time I've really enjoyed, so much so that my mom had to limit my reading when I was in junior high. I wish I had that kind of time now to read, but let's face it being a busy and involved adult doesn't leave a … Continue reading Never too busy to read, right?
Last week I attended Michigan Farm Bureau's Voice of Agriculture conference. The keynote speaker was Michele Payn. Check out her website at Cause Matters Michele talked about how farmers need to share about themselves and their farms authentically and passionately. Why is this even remotely important? Michele has written two books now about how to connect … Continue reading Passionately share your Farm
What Worked. What didn't, 2017 wasn't a bad year as far as the farm goes. We did get most of our deer fence up, which did help a lot! We found out deer will eat the leaves of cucumber plants. We did okay at our farmer's market in Marion. We had some great seedlings in … Continue reading 2018! What’s in store for this next year?
I love Twitter. I mean it's been the most informative social media that I've found other than Youtube. I've connectedd with farmers, scientists, agribusinesses, dietitians, and a whole bunch of others across the globe. Seriously, across the globe. It's a ton of fun to learn about agriculture elsewhere. One thing I've learned through all this … Continue reading Do You Trust Farmers?
Two weeks ago I participated in American Farm Bureau's Women's Communication Boot Camp. Why? It was a great opportunity to hone my skills as a communicator that's involved in all things farming. If you want more info on how you can participate, give me a shout and I'll help you out. American Farm Bureau Federation … Continue reading Ms DeHate Goes to Washington DC