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Camp Kathy from Rock City, IL
Camp Kathy

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Farm Name: Camp Kathy

Year Farm Established: 1993

Location: Rock City, IL

Years I’ve been farming: 22 years

Animals I raise: Chickens (Rainbow Layers)

Crops I grow: Heirloom/Organi- c peppers, eggplants, cabbage, onions, lettuce, cucumbers, butternut squash, summer squash, green beans, zuchini, beets, tomatoes, dill

Hobbies I enjoy: Cooking, baking, gardening, reading, embroidery, blogging

Club/Associations memberships: Farm Bureau

The proudest moment on my farm: The first year I started 250+ plants in my 100 year old homes' cellar and watched them grow and produce to fill my canning jars and freezers. It was how I started my blog http://blog. campkathy.com/ and web site http://www. campkathy.com/

Pets: 2 black labs; Kacie & Bailey
4 horses; Fast Start, Cody, K.D. and Flash

Farm Motto: Live, Laugh, Love

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Staying busy? It's like when you're in the middle of a blizzard and someone asks: "Is it cold enough for you?" Or it's 110 in the shade and the same someone asks: " Is hot enough for you?" It's been raining everyday for weeks here and guess what? I"m busy. Just not doing anything I want done! But, yes it's wet enough for me.

Come visit me, Larkshire Farm.

08/13/2010 11:10.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Green Bean Cam
Kids & I picked beans yesterday for canning. Thought I would share view from green bean cam.


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07/20/2010 07:13.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Your place
I like your place, it has so much charm!

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07/18/2010 11:12.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Yes that rainbow was was very pretty. How did you get a picture from the sky? I hope you are staying cool.

Come visit me, Paulus farm.

07/17/2010 05:40.19 PM Report This Comment  
  That's funny. I set out my blueberries last year. Had my first berries this year.. and of the three plants, each has about 5 berries on it. just funny. I think it takes time for them to get into "full production growth". I've not read it, but it seems that way. Sort of like fruit and nut trees really don't make much or anything edible for a few years.

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07/16/2010 03:15.03 AM Report This Comment  
  I hope that you'll look at my new picture I put for Paulus'

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07/15/2010 06:10.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Doing a few things around Camp Kathy this morning before getting back into the heels to meet with a business client this afternoon. Hoping for some rain to give the garden a drink and to break this heat! Grateful for how well the garden is doing so far. Making sauce out of zuchinni and summer squash from garden to pour over angel hair pasta and serving mixed greens also from the garden on the side for dinner tonight.
Everyone take care today!

Come visit me, Camp Kathy.

07/15/2010 05:51.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning!
So, have we had that coffee yet? We.ve been getting afternoon thunder storms, lots of rain. I hope your guys had/ have a good time.

Come visit me, Larkshire Farm.

07/14/2010 10:14.15 AM Report This Comment  
Both for going by the 'store' and sharing with others! I'm looking forward to keeping up with your blog!

Take care!

Come visit me, Millers Grain House.

07/12/2010 02:36.20 PM Report This Comment  
  what kind of horses do you have? I have 4 too. If you go to the website you can see my horses.

http://www.horsechannel.com/blog/ViewBio. aspx?apid=181026&Breed=

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07/11/2010 02:35.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Out of my heels and back into my Muck boots
Mowing, gardening (spreading grass clippings in cucumbers & tomatoes)first load of hay in all on the schedule for today at Camp Kathy. Was in heels all day yesterday for event for our co-owned companies so it will be nice to be in my comfy Muck boots today.

Come visit me, Camp Kathy.

07/11/2010 08:46.15 AM Report This Comment  
Thanks for stopping by!
Our rabbits are not meat breeds, although I know several people that raise them for food. I've eaten rabbit a few times, but don't think I could raise my own for food!

Come visit me, Bentwillow Bunnies & Pittsboro Peafowl.

07/10/2010 11:59.02 AM Report This Comment  
I've been getting most of my plants from Burgess.com lately, including blueberries and grape varieties. They've all been growing well so far.

Come visit me, L.R. Fulmer Family Farm.

07/10/2010 07:06.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Your sites
I checked them out this evening. Way cool. So, far this is the extent of my blog know-how! But, I'm learning.

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07/09/2010 10:34.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Camp Philmont
No, I don't know where it is, but it would be interesting to find out. We can have coffee together, long distance!

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07/09/2010 04:13.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Grass is way too long!!
My grass is way longer than I like it to be in the yard. I like it short. Not only because I like a nice neat looking farm but I have a TERRIBLE phobia of snakes. Unfortunately, I still need grass clippings for 3 of my 9 garden plots. Plan is for the hubby and I to mow on Sunday before it rains again. We split the yard and that way it only takes each of us about 2-1/2 hours. I will get off the mower and turn boy child loose with the sweeper and weed around the cukes and tomatoes so he can then spread the grass clippings for weed and moisture control. We already took care of the other plots. Then, and only then, do I get to get my 2 times a week mowed nice clipped lawn back for the rest of the season!

Take care all and thanks for all the comments. Keep them coming! Love to here from you all!

Come visit me, Camp Kathy.

07/09/2010 02:34.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Nice pictures! You have a great spread there

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07/09/2010 09:26.20 AM Report This Comment  
your place looks lovely!

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07/09/2010 06:35.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome! I like your picture!

Come visit me, Grandma's Farm, Tibbs Farm, Allen's Farm & FFA SAE (supervised agricultural experience).

07/08/2010 05:54.08 PM Report This Comment  
I love your pictures! Your farm looks really nice!

Come visit me, Larkshire Farm.

07/08/2010 10:03.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kathy!
Thanks for stopping by my farm blog!
I've looked at your website/blog as well...seems like we could 'hang out' together! Too bad we're not in the same state!

Come visit me, Millers Grain House.

07/08/2010 08:08.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning
Your property is beautiful!

Come visit me, Bentwillow Bunnies & Pittsboro Peafowl.

07/08/2010 06:20.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello and Welcome to HF.
nice old home.

Come visit me, L.R. Fulmer Family Farm.

07/08/2010 06:13.07 AM Report This Comment  


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