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Soil Conservation

I accidentally stumbled onto a cool picture in the front of a dictionary from 1945. The picture shows several different soil conservation techniques from the era. Since the Dust Bowl was in recent memory...

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Rootstock

Today I was happy when I heard UPS in the driveway because I was pretty sure it would be my persimmon rootstock that I ordered from the state of Virginia’s forestry department. How cool...

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Top 5 Seed Catalogs

Top 5 Seed Catalogs This is the time of year that the new seed catalogs begin showing up in our mailboxes. Once you get on a seed catalog list you begin to get catalogs that...

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Old Southern Apples

Heritage Apples Since I’ve been delving into the southern apple world lately a lot of information has come to light. It’s a shame that we southerners have, for the most part, lost a lot...

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Silverthorn Infusion

Silverthorn Infused Vodka About a month ago I harvested some silverthorn berries. Although they didn’t have much flesh on them to get a taste of I thought they might be good candidates for infusing...

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Cured Ham

Real ham For about a year or so I’ve been wanting to try and cure a ham, the old school way, after I listened to a podcast with Brandon Sheard of  Farmstead Meatsmith. If...

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Ison’s Nursery

Ison’s My new isons catalog arrived today in the mail. I wasn’t expecting it so it was a huge surprise. I can’t wait to take an up-close look at it. I ordered trees from...

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Lightning strikes!

Powerful lightning storms rolled through on Christmas Eve day. Strike after strike kept rumbling the house all morning long. After eight a.m. or so it seemed to calm down and stopped raining so hard...