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.

Friday, January 10, 2014

What wild weather we are having this winter!

 Last weekend we started out sunny with temps in the 40's. Then we got a few flurries and the temps dropped quickly. By Sunday morning we were in the middle of a blizzard, lots of snow with high winds. We ended up officially with 12" snow, but it was such a dry snow the wind just kept blowing it around. We had places with just a dusting and places w...ith 5 feet of snow. We still can't see the end of the hoophouse, the snow piled up against it almost as high as the top of the door on one end. By nightfall, the temperature fell below 0, with a low of -9. Monday only got up to 4 degrees. It's slowly been warming up, high of 34. 

 This morning started out cloudy, then boom! Thunder, lightning and rain! and the snow is finally starting to melt, it's 43 degrees. You just never know what to expect with Missouri weather!

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