Cows are milked on our farm around the clock, with a one-hour break every seven hours to provide time to clean the facility and sanitize equipment.
It's a cold morning in snow covered northeast Ohio, but the sun in shinning. It's a glorious day to live in Ohio! As the Buckeye football team proved, Ohioans are tough and resilient.
I enjoyed sharing the happenings of my farm and family this year. Here are some highlights from 2014: Comparing naturally superior cow’s milk to non-dairy imitations.
The classic story about the man named Narcissus who was so self-absorbed that he wasted away staring at his own reflection until he eventually became a flower,
Day of the Dead, which celebrated on November 1st and 2nd in many Latin American cultures, is a holiday that honours and commemorates the lives of deceased loved ones.
Though this beauty looks like it must be an orchid, believe it or not, it’s actually a member of the ginger family (Zingiberoideae).
Container gardens provide a means of self-expression. Choose from a multitude of colors, shapes, and fragrances.
Mulching refers to the application of any material (organic or inorganic) on the surface of the soil over plant roots.
There are few things that could prove to be as effective at brightening up and bringing life to any space
Summer heat forces us to use tough and sturdy perennials in our garden capable of withstanding the scorching days ahead.
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
What’s killing our peach and cherry trees? That’s the question I asked myself when we were at our farm last March.
Well we all know the world of flowers and plants is a beautiful place. But is it always? While searching for topics for my blogs I came upon some pictures that gave me the impression otherwise. Today I learned, that while all flowers are unique. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I decided I absolutely had to share my findings: We start off with, the Bleeding Tooth Fungus. Also known as
The name pansy stems from the word pensée meaning “thought” in French. It was named this because the Face of the flower resembles a human face, and in the mid-to-late summer it nods forward as if in deep thought. The Victorian meaning of the name pansy means “to think” particularly of love ,for example; if a young lady found a pansy left for her by her secret lover, it would mean
A “fairy garden” is just a miniature garden or landscape in a container, including some hardscape items such as stone paths or fairy chairs and little houses or some sort of miniature objects to give one the perception of a miniature garden. The use of many types of small leaved plants with an assortment of leaf colors and textures along with a combination of growth habits
As one of the most elegant plants out there, the Peace lily has gorgeous white flowers with dark, long leaves. It requires a controlled amount of sunlight to survive, so if you see any yellowing in the leaves, this means they have seen far too much light. The plant will thrive best when it’s about six feet from a window. If you see the leaves droop, it may need some more water, just remember to
My friend Tom who lives by our farm called me the other day and told me he was diagnosed with having Lyme Disease. He had been having many medical issues for the last several years and doctors he had been seeing, missed diagnosed on all ailments and his health never improved.. He was searching the internet to see what could be causing his problems and his symptoms were
Flowers arouse feelings of love, caring, excitement, and happiness in the beholders. Specific flowers can be used in specific situations as many have individual meanings. Red roses, for example, are symbolic of love and beauty. Alternatively, you could go with a Lily, which denotes resurrection or life. Daffodils represent devotion and/or unrequited love. Daisies symbolize innocence and youth, while you could
Indoor plants are an excellent aesthetic option to help transform your house into your home! In addition, there are many available options that include numerous health benefits and listed here are some of the standout options. Glenn Mitcham is an avid gardener and finds enjoyment in being able to share his experiences with those also interested in the entertaining world that is gardening
If you haven’t planted flowers yet this spring, seize the next opportunity to add some eye-popping annuals. Beautifying your yard and surroundings is good for the soul. Even if you don’t have time to plant a whole flower garden, it’s easy to pepper in a few flowers. Whether you prefer glorious splashes of color or subtle hues, annuals are tops in flower popularity. Ready to grow, these beauties are unsurpassed
If you have decided to make significant changes in your home, by adding some decorations you can think about creative ideas and give your home a fresh and bright airy feel. Nowadays there are thousands of ideas for innovative decorations, some of them more sophisticated and others easier to create. To decorate your home you do not be a professional decorator