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April 18 2015
Garden started!

My first crops are planted! Usually I plan to get my peas, spinach,beets,lettuce,onions and dill planted by April 1st. This year the soil was too wet so I had to wait for a couple of weeks.There are still small piles of snow near our garden gate. We had a bitterly cold snowy Winter. Spring has never been more welcome! I also set out my cabbage, broccoli and brussel sprouts plants. They are doing well. Yesterday there were many showers around. The rain was just perfect for freshly set out plants.In a couple of weeks I will sow more beet,spinach,dill and lettuce seeds. This enables us to have tasty salads for quite some time.

- Nan
March 21 2015
Plants started!

The end of February I started my California Wonder Peppers, Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage, and Moss Curled Parsley.The seeds were sown in pots using a soilless germinating mix.They have come up nicely. I have 2 grow lights set to almost touch the tiny plants. Having the grow lights very close to the plants makes the plants have strong sturdy stems. Next week I will start my Beefsteak Tomato plants.This cycle of plant, grow, and harvest keeps us in a steady supply of the freshest seeds.

- Nan
March 02 2015
Red Winged Black Birds!

The month of February was incredibly cold and lots of snow too. Usually by now the Red Winged Blackbirds have returned from down South. Not this year. I told a friend of mine that if they come back now they will need boots and snow shovels! I can not wait to hear their song!

- Nan
January 06 2015

The temperature was 12 degrees this morning. Plenty cold! A good day to stay close by my stove while I work. Latter this afternoon I will roast a turkey in my kitchen wood stove. Life is good!

- Nan
November 19 2014
Late Harvest!

It is the middle of November and I have just harvested my turnips and beets. I scrubbed them with a brush using plenty of cool water.They are being stored in my refrigerator. I boil,roast or use my turnips in stews.The beets will be boiled or roasted. A sweet nutritious treat for Winter!

- Nan
October 05 2014
Canning done!

Finally all of our canning is done for the year. It was a great year for so many vegetables.Our jars are full!! We still have turnips, beets, spinach, lettuce and dill growing for a nice Fall crop.

- Nan
September 06 2014
Woodstock Fair!

I decided to enter our Beefsteak Tomatoes, California Wonder Peppers, Sugar Pie Pumpkins and Provider Green Beans in the Woodstock Fair. Woodstock CT is a town which borders on our town of Union.This Fair was founded in 1809 in Pomfret CT. It has 50 areas of fair grounds and welcomed 175,000 people this year. It is always held on Labor Day week-end. I was delighted to get three first prize ribbons and one second. My cousin, who also entered, won a first prize for her chestnuts and a second for tomatoes. Next year she plans to enter Black Walnuts. What Fun!!

- Nan
August 19 2014
Canning, Drying, and Freezing!

Summer is such a busy time of the year. I began my canning this year with 25 pints of Bread & Butter Pickles. Two days ago 11 quarts of stewed tomatoes went into the jars. Many more tomatoes are slated to be canned. We like Tomato juice and Salsa as well as stewed tomatoes. They say that tomatoes are very healthy for you I know they taste delicious! Tomorrow I will be harvesting beets to make Pickled Beets. My grandma had a great pickled beet recipe and that is the one that I use. Her recipe is included in our article section of our site. I am also freezing green beans and peppers. Our Bouquet Dill seeds are dry so that is also part of my harvest.

- Nan
July 04 2014
Now Harvesting!

Our garden has been producing food for quite some time now. We have been enjoying broccoli,cabbage,peppers,lettuce, spinach and beet greens. I froze 5 meals of broccoli so far. The corn and tomatoes are looking wonderful! I had to replant our cucumbers as cut worms cut many of my first plants off. I dug around the cucumbers and found the worms. They are no longer a problem!

- Nan
April 25 2014
Planting Day!

Today, I will set out my Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage plants, they were started inside the end of February. Every day for about a week I have been hardening the plants by putting them outside during the day for increasing amounts of time. That way they will be acclimated to outside weather. Cabbage can take a light frost and here in New England nights can be a bit frosty this time of year. I will also plant lettuce, spinach, beets, dill and peas. These vegetables thrive on cool temperatures.

- Nan
April 01 2014
Planting Tomatoes!

Today, I will be sowing my Beefsteak Tomato seeds.I start my tomato seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Several weeks ago I started Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage, California Wonder Peppers and Parsley seeds. Those plants are now ready to transplant into 3"X3" pots. Pepper and Parsley seeds take longer to germinate than tomatoes or cabbage.Tomatoes and peppers are very frost sensitive but cabbage and parsley can take a light frost. All of these factors must be keep in mind when starting seeds.

- Nan
January 15 2014
Busy Winter!

It has been a very busy Winter. Between packing and shipping orders I have shucked the last of Grandpa Neffs beans and am in the process of extracting the corn kernels from our Flint Corn. I have finished my germination tests for this season and am happy to say they far surpass government standards. Fresh seed is the key to the longest viability possible. Next month I will be starting pepper, cabbage, and eggplant under grow lights in my kitchen. About the third week of March I will start my Beefsteak Tomatoes. What a thrill seeing the little seedlings pop up.

- Nan
November 28 2013
New video, wild turkeys

I captured a video showing a flock of more than 30 Wild Turkeys feeding under my songbird feeder and in my front yard. To see click on the word video at the beginning of my other videos on my home page.

- Nan
November 18 2013
New article on preparing

A new article tells how small things can be done now to make life much easier during any type of emergency. No need to spend a lot of money, just think through your needs in an emergency, and organize what you have and add a few more things to make you more comfortable when you must do without.

- Nan
September 26 2013
New video, harvesting dry corn

On Sept 26, 2013 Nan posted a new video to explain how to choose fully mature ears of our dry Flint Corn to harvest and explains the harvesting and drying process. Click your mouse on the word "Videos" in green ink on our homepage to see all our Utube videos.

- Nan
September 26 2013
New Video about Peppers

On Sept. 13, 2013 Nan posted a new video on The Seed for Security Utube channel. The title is 'Seed Saving California Wonder Peppers'. How to save California Wonder Pepper seeds, make pickled peppers and freeze pepper slices.

- Nan
June 01 2013
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February 13 2011
New Layout

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November 05 2010
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October 04 2009
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May 28 2009
New Layout for the Home Page

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March 05 2009
Faster Loading for Photos

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April 29 2008
New Search Feature

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February 13 2008
Articles Section

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December 19 2007
Now Taking Orders

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October 21 2007
New Gallery Features

We've been working hard to improve the photo gallery's navigation system. Now, in addition to being able to view photos by category, photos can be scanned through using the [<< previous] and [next >>] buttons right below each full size photo. The photo itself also acts as a link to the next photo in the series. The title bar of your browser will display the name of the photo as well as in which category it falls. As always, if you have any suggestions or comments on the new system feel free to use the Contact Us section.

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October 21 2007
New Links

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July 31 2007

We've added a new section for articles. Just click the [Articles] link above. Browse the titles and select an article that interests you. We'll be adding new articles and more pictures in the coming days.

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July 23 2007
New Look and Feel

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July 22 2007
New Material

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July 22 2007
New and Improved

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