Garden Preparations on the Farm

by Dawn Oaks on April 18, 2013 · 5 comments

Spring has sprung in Kentucky and we are up to our knees in rich soil preparing our gardens. Farmer Gary taught Zech how to operate the tractor with the tiller attachment and now one of our main gardens is tilled and ready to be plowed. Unfortunately, my camera batteries weren’t charged and I missed those moments on film, but here is a shot of the finished product.

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Michaela has a real heart for farming, gardening, and anything country. She has been studying horticulture this year as a freshman in high school as her core science course. For those friends out there that may be curriculum junkies, this is the text we used:

100_3112She has learned so much. Now it is time to put all that book learning to the test. We have gotten our greenhouse assembled and some broccoli, kale, and cauliflower plugs as well as some plants.

100_3113Her first job is to transplant them into larger pots so that they continue growing until they are ready to be put into the actual garden. She has also been busy planning out the rest of the garden and doing some landscape architecture for an herb garden where we will be growing both culinary and medicinal herbs. Some of the dual purpose herbs we are growing are thyme, cilantro, and lavender. Do you know what medicinal value each of these possesses?100_3114What are you growing in your garden? Are there special things you would like for us to grow for you to buy straight from the farm? Let us know.  We love to hear from you!!

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Jen B April 19, 2013 at 12:59 AM

I think I’m going to look into this for next year. I cannot believe this year is almost done. I am SO ready to put this year behind us!

I pray everything is well with you and your family.

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Dawn Oaks April 19, 2013 at 3:40 AM

It is hard to believe that another year of school is almost over. We found the horticulture course through Christian Light Publishing. It has been very informative and something she can put into use. They have lots of great high school electives that are great for boys as well.

Continuing to pray for your family and sunshine in your day,
Dawn

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Amy April 22, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Looks like a fun educational experience!

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Jennifer April 22, 2013 at 9:25 PM

I don’t know the medicinal value but am interested in reading more. We have just planted squash and tomato plants in our garden.

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Dawn Oaks April 22, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Jennifer,

I will have to plan a follow up post. Hoping to get my natural health website up and going soon. There will be an abundance of info there as well.

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