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7 Ways to Balance Work & Parenting On The Family Farm

I gave birth to my son in July of the year we started Good Heart Farmstead.  Needless to say, he was our best crop that season. He’s also unknowingly dictated our work schedule ever since.  Being a farmer and a parent means balancing the needs of crops, customers, and children.  And yourself, too — self-care …

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organic tomatoes: how to deal with powdery mildew and aphids

Planting Organic Tomatoes? These Tips Will Help Them Thrive

Organic Tomatoes are the hallmark of summer. There’s nothing quite like a tomato fresh from the vine — still sun-warm as you drizzle it with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and sprinkle it with salt. Which is why you should plant tomatoes in your garden this year. Whether you started your own or bought seedlings …

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Growing a garden is one of the best ways to connect to the land and your food

5 Meaningful Ways to Grow A Connection to the Land & Your Food

“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.” ~ Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac Every summer and fall we visit other farms to harvest fruit: strawberries, blueberries, and apples being at …

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5 Steps to keep critters out of your winter garden

5 Steps to Keep Critters Out of Your Winter Garden

Just a week ago the hillside was alight in orange, yellow, and red. Maples, birches, and ash loudly announcing autumn. Now those leaves are falling to the ground, and its the pines and hemlocks that stand out, their green amidst bare gray limbs and the last brassy orange still hanging onto deciduous branches. It’s another …

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