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Watermelons

Nothing says summertime more than watermelon. Our kids are in charge of growing watermelons on our farm. They get more involved in the production of the melons each year. This year, one or both of the kids were involved in … Continue reading

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Homegrown Shiitakes

We spent one early spring day last year with our neighbors and my dad, drilling holes into logs for shiitake mushroom logs. With a hammer its easy to tap the spore-laden dowel pieces into the holes. Our neighbor’s five year … Continue reading

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Homesteaders of the Year

Mother Earth News has selected our family as one of their six featured Homesteaders of the Year. This article is printed in the magazine, which hits newsstands July 23. Community-Building and Self-Reliance: Our 2013 Homesteaders of the Year The 2013 MOTHER … Continue reading

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CSA Cookbooks

CSA season has begun! It’s great to bring into the kitchen all these wonderful fresh greens coming in from the garden, but what are we going to cook? CSA members want to know. There are so many choices, its nice … Continue reading

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Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

I love the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. First full weekend in May. I run my sale on Saturday and spend all day Sunday at the festival. Phil and I used to go as farmers and gaze at all the … Continue reading

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Happy Gardening

Thank you to all the gardeners who came to the House in the Woods Plant Sale. We appreciate your support. We love to see you each year and hear about your gardening plans. We work hard to start these strong … Continue reading

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Frederick Mag article

Check out the March edition of Frederick Magazine for a House in the Woods sighting, in the article titled “Waste Not, Want Not”. I am quoted talking about the way we can make use of vegetables that are not picture … Continue reading

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A farmer’s revelation

I think I figured it out. Why people aren’t eating enough veggies anymore. How uninspiring asparagus is unless its picked fresh and eaten same day. How unappealing spinach can be so very overcooked and tired, from frozen or weeks old … Continue reading

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Harvest #6 June 22

June 22, 2012  CSA Offerings Lots of bounty, its been a bountiful season with conditions that the plants have been loving! Check the recipe section of the blog for ideas on how to prepare your share of the harvest… CSA … Continue reading

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Harvest June 8

Harvest Week #4, June 8, 2012 CSA members can select 8 items from our offerings for the week. You may double an item, and it counts as 2.  You can add additional items for $3.50/item. Items are bunched, counted, or … Continue reading

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