A True Family Farm

When our boys help in the gardens they represent the fifth generation of the family to work the soil on Kimker Hill. Four generations still live on the farm today. Strong family bonds and a deep love and respect for the earth influence all of our farm practices.

Our gardens provide us with the best and purest of food, matchless beauty, and the ultimate earth science classroom for our homeschooled boys.

Sustainability is a popular buzz word among small scale agriculture. To us it means giving more than you take. Putting back what you use. Remembering that this beautiful earth will last forever and it's our commision to care for. In our gardens we try hard to follow these ideals and work with the earth's design, not against it.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

We had a perfect day for gardening yesterday!

Danny and I worked together to plant more tomatoes, peppers, rosemary, rhubarb, grapes and eggplant. Danny also planted garlic for the first time. We've wanted to try it for the last two years but never could find the time and space at the same time.

Today I'm going to work on weeding the carrots, beets and turnips. I also need to get more onion sets planted. The last ones are all up and look great, so we decided to add more. I also want to get more zinnias planted. We seeded them once, but only a small percentage of them sprouted. So, I'm going to try again! Zinnias are Danny's favorite flower and we usually have hundreds of them in the front flower beds.

Gotta' get busy again!

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