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.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Getting ready for Opening Day at Tower Grove Farmers' Market

Hi everyone! We have a very busy week planned. We will be preparing for opening day at Tower Grove Farmers' Market.  It begins this Saturday, May 4th. Opening day will have extra shopping hours. The market opens at 8am and stays open until 2pm.

Have you been missing all the fresh, local and organic produce? Time to stock up on fresh vegetables, grains and freshly ground flours, as well as my healthy mixes. I will be working on them all week.

Hope to see you there!

New chicks in a new home!

Our new little chicks have outgrown their brooder.  Bear and Danny had to build them a new home this evening.  It should work for a little while, but they'll be flying out of it before long.  They're already getting their first real feathers.  I went out and took pictures a little while ago.

If it ever stops raining we're going to move all the chickens onto garden #5 for a while and let them fertilize it for us.  We're doing a lot of rotation this year within the gardens. 

March 21, 2013

Everthing has sprouted, I have hundreds of seedlings that now need to be transplanted.

 Danny & Zach & I have been working in the hoophouse. There is so much weeding & mulching to be done. We're also moving trellises so we can rotate crops. The greens are continuing to be harvested, as well as carrots, radishes & turnips. Danny's also been direct seeding new crops.

We're looking forward to the new marketing season. We'll be changing our schedule quite a bit this year. More info on that coming soon.