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The Making of a Vegetable Herding Dog

English Shepherds are herding dogs. They are work dogs and need to be kept busy. We have animals on our farm, and our dogs help herd and protect the farm animals at times, but it’s not a full-time job. And … Continue reading

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Prep Green in Jars

Prepping spring greens like spinach, lettuce and scallions makes them easy to use for my family. Asian spinach straight from the garden, sits in my refrigerator, unwashed. It just sits there. My husband won’t grab it and toss it into … Continue reading

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Raised Beds for Resiliency

Among all the resilient growing practices at House in the Woods Farm, it is the raised beds that really saved the day in 2018, the rainiest season on Maryland record. Our county of Frederick had flash flooding in May due to … Continue reading

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Spring Vegetables that Scoop and Wrap

A fun way to eat your vegetables is to use them to scoop or wrap a delicious filling or dip. The kids who come to the farm delight in vegetables they can get their hands around. It is like magic … Continue reading

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Interns, old and new

Celebrating our interns, old and new, this week! Here on the left are Neda and Alexa, University of Maryland student interns this summer. Neda just graduated and is heading to Arizona for a masters program in Sustainability. Alexa continues her … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato and Slip

Sweet Potato and Slip Sweet Potato Slips  Thank you to all who came out and helped plant the sweet potato patch. We really appreciate your efforts! I wish I took more pictures of people helping, but we were so busy, … Continue reading

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Harvest #12

 Harvest #12–August 12, 2011 (this is a bit approximate, we’ll see tomorrow!) Choose 8, you can double an item to count as two: Garlic Tomatoes — a mix of reds, heirlooms and pastes jalapeno peppers Green peppers Eggplant — the … Continue reading

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Harvest List for week 3–June 10

Anticipated Harvest List for Friday June 10–CSA members will select 8 from the following: 1) A new batch of lettuce, either romaine or a new variety of red leaf lettuce 2) A second type of lettuce to choose from, another … Continue reading

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Happy Spring!

Here is our Spring Nature Table. Noah helped this time, collecting rocks and picking crocuses.

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Kids Farm Blog: 2nd entry

this is jonah’s strong growing lima bean plant. I’m Noah. This is me in the greenhouse. Egg Math

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