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In May 2014 we to a big leap of faith, quit our jobs are moved to the forest in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest to follow our dreams of self sufficiency and to make a go of living off the land…

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Our first family farming project is our CSA (community supported agriculture) program. Essentially we are growing food for a small number of families who have become members of our program. They will get weekly boxes of fresh…

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  • CSA News Week 5

    We took a road trip to secure some delicious fruits from our dear friends & fellow family farmers over at High Hill Orchard this week. They had quite the blackberry crop this year so we braved the rain yesterday and picked lots of blackberries fo...

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  • CSA News Week 4

    Greetings CSA families!   The green beans, collard greens & swiss chard are coming along slowly still. I promise we planted more than what you have been getting.  I’m personally feeling impatient about the garden progress. I usually h...

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    CSA News Week 2

    This week has been full of progress in our CSA garden! The garden is finally dried out a bit after the brutal rains and flooding we just had. Luckily everything has survived. I know many folks have lost crops due to the rain and floods, we were worri...

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  • Southern Illinois Seasonal Eats: Early July

    We are really excited that this week is our first week for our CSA deliveries. We have been tending plants, collecting eggs & making goats milk soap for our five special CSA families.   The harvests are in but we also wanted to compile sever...

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  • 2015 CSA News- Week 1

    Isn’t this weather beautiful?! I was just out pulling weeds in the garden and the mild temperatures were so nice to enjoy. The weather sure has our plants confused though. To us it feels like it has been a very slow growing spring here. I don&#...

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    Ch-ch-changes…

    Some big things are in store for the site. Some of you feed subscribers got wind of some changes thanks to the automatic feed that went out with lots of dummy giberish text after we did a website makeover *facepalm* Many apologies for that. Its also ...

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    Electric fencing is a pain in the ASS!

    I’m really unimpressed with electric fencing. We already decided that we wanted permanent fencing for our “barnyard” where the barn animals will have free rein. Heck, we even invested in the rolls of fencing and it’s laying ou...

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