Category Archives: Farm Life

IDEA Donna at the Sustainable Agronomic Education Association

It was back in February that I attended a conference in McAllen, TX dedicated to sustainable agriculture.  It was quite a whirlwind of information and experiences in a small span of two days. 

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Soil Testing Part Two: Extension Office Results

In a previous post, Soil Testing: A Good Idea,  I used a three dollar test to give a better idea of what was in the soil and how I could work within that framework to better the soil and increase … Continue reading

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Farm presentation at the Rotary Club of McAllen

Recently, I got the opportunity to speak at a Rotary Club meeting and showcase the farm.  I didn’t really know much about the Rotary Club so I did some research.

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Pak Choy Seedlings Bolted

It is pretty.  The nice yellows against a dark green cut with veins of white.  And yet it means that the Pak Choy (or Bok Choy as most Americans call it) is no longer tasty but has gone to seed … Continue reading

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On the Farm: Building a DIY Greenhouse (For less than you think)

So, I have been thinking about building a greenhouse since I started work on the farm and the Christmas Break gave me the perfect opportunity to build that idea out. 

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Animal Control: Those Rascally Rabbits

They are cute.  They are cuddly.  They are eating everything in the garden. I had noticed a plant or two looking chewed by something bigger than the leaf cutter ants or the cabbage worms a few weeks ago.  It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Environment Club Breaks New Ground…Literally

The Environment Club began moving earth for their raised bed garden project.  They are planning on growing and selling their produce on-campus and at local farmers markets. The Environment Club leaders have been diligently working on a grant that will … Continue reading

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