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.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Another beautiful day!  Danny's out weeding the potato patch! 

Monday, March 26, 2012

What amazing weather we're having, everything is growing like crazy and all the trees are in bloom!  I just can't believe this is March.  Even the potatoes have sprouted already!

I spent most of the day today weeding flower beds and transplanting perennials.  I'm looking forward to seeing them bloom. Tomorrow I'll be transplanting trees and bushes.

We have lots of tomato plants that are hardening off in the hoophouse.  By next week they should be ready to start planting in the ground.  I'll be bringing quite a few to the market in April.  We also have pepper seedlings that have finally sprouted, it seemed to take forever.  I guess I'm just overanxious because it's already so hot.  It's been getting over 100 degrees in the hoophouse--with the sides open!  I forgot to open it Saturday morning and when I got home at noon it was 118 degrees in there!

Monday, March 12, 2012

We had a great day at the market on Saturday!

It was so nice to see everyone. What a beautiful sunny day it turned out to be. We hope you enjoyed all the wonderful swiss chard and kale. I'm anxious to get feedback on the new Gluten-Free Mixed-Grain Flour.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Market tomorrow! Come join us!

We'll be at the St. Louis Community Farmers' Market tomorrow from 9am to 1pm. 

We're bringing all the usual items.  We have lots of bright, beautiful veges.  The Rainbow Swiss Chard and all the different varieties of Kale are loving this weather and the lack of bugs and are growing like crazy.  They both taste so wonderful we've been eating them almost everyday. I've been combining them together and adding chopped onions, seasalt and a little butter.  Mmmmmmmm delicious!  Get some for yourself tomorrow!

I also finally decided to let everyone try my Gluten-Free Mixed-Grain Flour.  We've been cooking gluten-free now for a couple of months and I had to come up with a good flour mix.  After lots of requests, I'm bringing some for others to try tomorrow.  I'll be waiting for comments and suggestions.

We will also have our Kimker Hill Farm raised, grass (& tomato)-fed, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, beef again.  If you missed it last month, you have another chance tomorrow.  It's available for a limited time, it will be a while before we raise more.

Danny will have his candles, I'll have handmade soap, freshly-ground flours, mixes, grains, jellies, jams, gift baskets and more! 

Hope to see you!