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Barrow in the Woods from Brewton, AL
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Farm Name: Barrow in the Woods

Year Farm Established: 2005

Years I’ve been farming: 9 years

Animals I raise: None yet. Plans for some within the next 2 years

Crops I grow: None for sell but we grow a wide variety of vegetables, herbs and fruit.

Hobbies I enjoy: Genealogy, soapmaking, herbal crafts, needlework, reading, writing a book on local civil war history

Club/Associations memberships: Escambia County Historical Society; Blackwater River Foundation; The Longleaf Alliance; Alabama Archaelogical Society; Alabama Wildlife Federation; Civil War Trust; The Herb Society; American Chestnut Foundation

The proudest moment on my farm: Eating the first fruit from the trees I planted. Neighbors stopping to provide positive comments on what we are doing.

Pets: Taz and Emma



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  Thanks for the Visit
Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting my farm. I like how you've bordered your containers with cinder blocks a lot better than the idea of using wood. Much more permanent! Looks like you have a nice selection of vegetables that you grow. Hope you have a great growing season!

Come visit me, CW Family Farm.

04/14/2011 05:10.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Speckled Sussex
Thanks for the comment on our H & H Farms blog! We do love our Speckled Sussex hens. They're probably my favorite of all our heritage breeds. They're very friendly, curious, excellent foragers and they reliably lay a large, pale brown egg almost daily. One of our heritage breeds - and I'm pretty sure it's the Buckeyes - are laying medium eggs. Not a big deal, but if you're selling them, customers usually want a large egg because that's what all baking recipes call for. Delawares are another great heritage breed. They're a beautiful white with black, large chicken and are a great dual breed. Their eggs seem to run on the extra large side.

Come visit me, H & H Farms.

04/07/2011 09:36.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Love your pictures!!
Makes me miss my cat. Your garden looks amazing! Thanks for the kind welcome. I'm looking forward to learning from many mistakes but staying thankful I have the opportunity to make them! :)

Come visit me, Dirt Digger Farm.

04/04/2011 08:02.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Garden Nearly All In
For all you folks still in snow, sorry I can't send you some warmth. It is already almost early summer down here on the Gulf Coast. Up and down still but the lowest lows are in the 40s. This week it will be in the mid 80s on Monday and the low 70s on Tuesday but no freezing weather!

Transplanted my second batch of tomatoes today, along with 4 varieties of peppers. Still have 3 varieties of potatoes to finish planting, as well as corn, pumpkins, winter squash, field peas and sweet potatoes.

We have asparagus, carrots, English peas, snow peas, radishes, cayenne, paprika, 2 varieties of black beans, pintos, 2 varieties of green beans, leeks, garlic, shallots, onions, jalapenos, poblano peppers, lettuce, kale, Swiss chard, spinach, summer squash, zuchinni, white beans and 6 varieties of tomatoes. Most culinary and tea herbs are scattered around as well. We look like we will have a good harvest of Bradford and Asian pears, peaches, plums and scuppernongs. During the winter we put up hoops over the beds and grew broccoli, 2 varieties of cabbage, kale, spinach and Brussel sprouts.

There is nothing like growing your own veggies, herbs and fruit. Next up for me is raising chickens, bees, milk goats.

Come visit me, Barrow in the Woods.

04/03/2011 12:50.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Thank Ewe!
Thanks so much for stopping in! I'm getting used to this site but just decided to put up the farm info.
Shadow, Daisy May, L'il Rascal, Mooch, Pixel and HRH the Princess Europa all said to say "Meow!" to Taz and Emma.
We're getting ready for the new lambs due in about a week.
Feel free to visit us on FB or at our website.
Have a great weekend!
-Kathy

Come visit me, Sheep Thrills Farm.

04/02/2011 04:40.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Taz and Emma
Taz Man Devile and Emma Jane are both feline hairballs with attitudes. Taz an elderly (16), indoor part Persian and Maine Coon cat and Emma Jane is a two year old, in and outdoor backyard special but definitely a bit of Siamese (long back legs and crossed eyes). She provides the entertainment for Mama and I when we are working outside.

My focus so far has been on our vegetables and herbs and figuring out where to place things on this five acres without doing a lot of tree cutting. I have a beautiful grove of long-leaf pine (rapidly disappearing in this area) that provides me tons of lovely pine straw and huge pine cones each year.

Come visit me, Barrow in the Woods.

03/30/2011 04:35.23 AM Report This Comment  
  W
Looking good! What are Taz and Emma?

Come visit me, Larkshire Farm.

03/29/2011 08:36.37 AM Report This Comment  

 



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