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.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Getting started for the new season!

It's official.  Yesterday I finally made myself begin the planting season.  I've started 7 varieties of cherry & grape tomatoes, broccoli & cabbage.  Now I'm working on roma & large tomatoes. 

We've already had a couple pickings this year in the hoophouse.  Zachary has been whetting everyone's appetite with pictures of what's growing on Facebook.  He went out during the sleet storm & picked & ate a salad with everything straight out of the hoophouse.  Soon we'll be bringing some of it to the market again.

Time to go get busy again!