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Pullet Eggs? WHERE or WHERE are they?

All hens begin with pullet eggs.  But why don’t you see them at local grocery stores? Well here is the scoop. Pullet eggs are from chickens who are just getting the hang of laying eggs.  These hens are around 20 … Continue reading

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Different Peaches

From a genetic standpoint, peaches are classified by flesh texture as either melting, non-melting or stony hard.  Melting flesh peaches become softer as they ripen and will actually “melt in your mouth” when they are fully mature.  Most people prefer … Continue reading

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Honey and the GREAT Demand

There has been too too too much dryness this year! This is a picture of Red Clover.  It was taken three weeks ago.  This patch happens to be next to a bee hive.  This and other flowers around dried up.  … Continue reading

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Red Raspberries: Fall? Spring? What’s Up

Red Raspberries Fall? Spring?  What’s Up I know a lot of people have either a raspberry shrub or two or they remember raspberries when they were younger.  I thought I would take this blog post to explain the difference between … Continue reading

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Raspberries, Cherries!!!!! What’s Up?

There is a lot “up.”  Since the early March’s burst of summer like conditions, most of the fruit crops will be earlier this year.  In fact, we have been picking sweet cherries for two weeks and red raspberries for a … Continue reading

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Golden Nectar—Honey That Is

I cannot believe how long it has been since I have kept you up-to-date about the farm. Many have inquired about honey.  I am always concerned about the bees more then the honey.  The bees were very active in March … Continue reading

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From The Farmer’s Point of View

Last week I choose not to post about the farm.  There was too much looming in the air.  We did get down to 30°.  In the low area where the asparagus is growing I had to mow it down.  Once … Continue reading

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Asparagus Omlets

Well I was going to post a recipe but basically we (Suzanne and Christina) just made omelets and threw a whole bunch of farm market goodness into them. They were delicious and picturesque. I guess if you don’t know how to make … Continue reading

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Pins and Needles

Everyone has been so concerned and kind over the past few weeks knowing how hard this weather has been on MI fruit crops.  In the Traverse City region there have been killing frosts.  Heavy cherry losses. So far Berrien County … Continue reading

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To Frost or Not to Frost

Since last week the farmers in Southwest MI knew that either Sunday night or Monday night a chance of frost was possible.  There is not much one can do but worry, keep one’s fingers crossed, pray …..did I mention worry.  … Continue reading

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