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First Two Boxes Sold – You guys are great

All the catch ups from last year’s first frost boxes are picked and packed.  As promised, I started listing boxes for this season.  The first two have already sold.  I have listed two more mixed boxes / samplers for sale.  The first two sold so fast, you guys have gotta be sitting here at work pressing refresh or something.  You guys are great and I am so very flattered.

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New Organic Pest Control

Organic Pest Control - Chicken

Already, we have more in the ground than ever before.  We are not done yet.  By the end of this week we might be done with plant out, but for the next few days we will be finishing up by getting the shorter season peppers in the ground; things like golden cayenne and unusual jalapeno generally produce much faster than their super hot cousins, so they go last.

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Community Supported Agriculture Update – May 2018

Kentucky CSA

Our farm focuses on super hot and super rare peppers.  But that isn’t all we do.  We started with general produce and have continued right along as our focus changed.  In 2018, we decided to move towards a Community Supported Agriculture approach for the general produce.  This way we can more accurately predict how much produce to plant, thus clearing more time, energy, and space for our main focus: peppers. Continue reading Community Supported Agriculture Update – May 2018

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Setting the Rows – Hügelkultur

Hügelkultur duck inspection

We turned to the ancient German tradition of Hügelkultur to convert heavy clay soil into topsoil.  Our homestead farm is nestled in the hills of Kentucky.  Here we seem to have to types of land.  One is an inch of top soil and then rocks.  The other is an inch of top soil and then clay.   We had hoped for rock as a building material, but when you purchase property the owners dont want you tearing it up before you purchase.  So we had a fifty fifty chance of having what we prefered.  We managed to find ourselves on an inch of top soil and then clay. Our building plans changed to revolve more around clay, but more on that later.  Lets talk farming.

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