Jing Orange Okra from Baker Creek – An Overview

Watch the video to see more I love okra. Growing up in Florida okra was one of the easiest crops to grow over the long summer season. I well remember Papa picking it so I wouldn’t get itchy from the mature plants and Mimi patiently frying it. The restaurant we frequented most was Po Boy’s.Continue reading “Jing Orange Okra from Baker Creek – An Overview”

Raising Goslings in a Danger Zone

My last trip to see my grandmother shortly before her death in 2008 also involved geese. She had moved to a house that had a shared pond and a few geese. It was then that she taught me how to handle and tame geese and I asked lots of question about them. It was the last piece of farming and traditional skills she left to me. So, when I was given a mean old gander and two hens as a farm warming present in 2014 by my neighbor I was elated.

Staking up Corn After the Storm

Even here in Serenity Cove, nestled in Seven Springs Hollow between two high ridge lines lined with towering beech trees and ancient virgin oaks Cristobal took a toll. We had a minimal amount of downed limbs and items blown around. Our real issue is that the steady winds laid our corn down.

Protecting Tender Volunteer Seedlings from Frost

As we approach our last frost free date the temperature has hit upwards of seventy degrees for over two weeks with over cast days in the forties and fifties. This herald of fine spring weather has spurred some lovely volunteers to sprout in the garden. I’ve found over the years that my volunteers are someContinue reading “Protecting Tender Volunteer Seedlings from Frost”

Planting Peas

Peas are not one of my favorite things to eat. However, they sell well at the farm market, and they make a wonderful secondary feed crop for the sheep and cattle over winter. Thankfully, we can get two crops in for both the table and the hay loft. This year I’m growing a generic gardenContinue reading “Planting Peas”

Sights and Sounds of Spring with a Virtual Sheep Petting

It’s shaping up to be a beautiful spring here at Serenity Cove. I’m so blessed to be able to get out and enjoy the sights and sounds around the sanctuary. Since so many of us are on lockdown I decided to share. Please enjoy. https://youtu.be/yGDSElwyfeE Moriah and the flock

Planting potatoes in Our Ruth Stout Bed

It’s finally warm enough to plant our potatoes! Red Pontiac are my absolute favorite potatoes to grow and eat. This is my third year growing them in a Ruth Stout bed. I try to disturb the bed as little as possible. In a few days well add a shallow topping  of mulch to kill offContinue reading “Planting potatoes in Our Ruth Stout Bed”

Calling in the Sheep

I was hoping to do a meaningful farm update this week, but I’ve been ill. Actually, I’ve been ill and struggling to keep up with everything for a few months. My body is finally at the point I have no choice but to rest. I do have Monday’s Musings coming out tomorrow. But, today, IContinue reading “Calling in the Sheep”

Flash Flooding YouTube special

Watch Here We had out second major flood of the winter on the night of December 29th into the small hours of December 30th, 2019. As usual our driveway is gone. The flood waters laid our fences over in the front pastures. Thankfully we had no real damage to the rest of the farm. OurContinue reading “Flash Flooding YouTube special”