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Lessons From Hurricane Harvey

Are you ready for the next inevitable disaster? It’s been two months since hurricane Harvey hit.   I can’t believe it, time really seems to fly.  The farm has settled back to normal.  For almost three weeks after the hurricane, we didn’t have a drop of rain which is great for those that needed to
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Turkey

Poem by Joel, written 10/23/17 Does it matter? Do we care About that turkey lying there Oven roasted and golden brown Stuffed and dressed in festive gown?   As we prepare to sit and celebrate Should we not properly contemplate How this turkey had a life Before being placed on fork and knife?   Did
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Herb Highlight-Basil

The culinary uses of basil are well known, but the benefits of this aromatic plant go well beyond putting it in spaghetti sauce. Basil belongs to the mint family and has many varieties including Thai basil, lemon basil, and holy basil (just to name a few, there are actually 35).  It belongs to the genus
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Stink Bugs Suck But So Can I

Do your tomatoes look like this?  Do you know what causes it?  This was done by the stink/shield bug.  We were inundated with the leaf footed stink bug. There is nothing worse than getting pounds and pounds of tomatoes only to have portions of them sucked dry leaving numerous small scars behind.   That is exactly
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The First Thanksgiving?

“The antidote to feel-good history is not feel-bad history but honest and inclusive history.”  James Loewen, Lies My Teacher Told Me. From the time that my kids have been in school (not by my choice), they have come home with pictures of colored turkeys and paper pilgrims.  They have been told the same story I
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Got Milk?  Raw Goat Milk That Is

Here at Chosen Weeds Farm, we have eagerly anticipated the arrival of kids (goat kids that is).  Besides the fact that baby goats are just plain fun, we wanted to reap the  health benefits of raw goat milk. Kidding day has come and gone with two sets of healthy, rambunctious twins.  Below is the first
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