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Farm Name: Linda's Zen Garden

Year Farm Established: 2008

Location: Spartanburg, SC

Years I’ve been farming: 6 years

Animals I raise: Chickens

Crops I grow: Tomatoes, corn, okra, peppers; sweet and hot, green beans, cowpeas, greens of all kinds, winter squash, musk melons, ground cherries,

Hobbies I enjoy: Gardening, canning, cooking, decorative painting, bird watching, piano, sewing.

Club/Associations memberships: Hub City Coop/member owner

The proudest moment on my farm: The day my husband gave me a chicken coop for an anniversary present.

Pets: Dogs Lucy and Cassie

Farm Motto: If the bugs won't eat it neither will I.


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  Love the garden pics!!

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12/01/2013 08:15.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Time out for a rest.
Well...it has been a while since posting but that is due to the many hours the small farm and flock require during peak season. Most of it is over for a few months but before we know it will be time to start gearing up for 2014. Time to catch up on reading, seed catalogs, a little crochet and projects. Winter is not my favorite time of the year but is does provide some needed down time. Hope everyone is having a great time what ever you are involved it. Happy Thanksgiving .

Come visit me, Linda's Zen Garden.

11/22/2013 06:57.03 AM Report This Comment  
  In an effort to improve our website for our visitors, we will be changing some of our service providers. We do not expect to experience any technical difficulties. However, if you are unable to access our website, please be assured it will be temporary as we transition to the new service. 10/19/2013 12:00.00 AM  
  1 field of rye grass cut since Saturday, someone has fluffed it once a day and still as green as the day Papa cut it. It was 30% chance of rain on this coming Saturday and now they have changed it to 70%. Have no place to store green bailed hay. FIRE HAZARD!

Come visit me, The Homestead.

05/07/2013 06:03.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Well those that claim to be gmo free are out of our state. So shipping will be just as much as the item.

But it's good research for a rainey day...:-)

Drove our son 3 days in a row to the orthodonist to have mouth work done. I guess since the hardwear been in his mouth since August 2012, it's time for something to break. So we will go back on the 13th for new hardwear. Oh what fun the drive is....NOT.

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05/02/2013 07:02.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Cheese cake on no, a cup of coffee with whip cream on top....yhea baby!

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04/30/2013 07:54.28 AM Report This Comment  
  No garden work done. P2 and I took out the pullets from the roos. 4 roos in a pen and the pullets are with the hens. Moved pigs around and that's just Saturday. How's are you doing?

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04/27/2013 03:22.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Oh man the year before last Thanksgiving, I was in a hurry so we could leave for an auction out of state for a new herd bull. I did not check the boxes and a cane snake got a hold of me and I had it. I drove myself to the ER with snake on hand and my fingers around the body. When I walked into the ER they asked me if it was plastic. IF it was plastic I would of not been at the ER!

Cut 10 pounds of crimson clover for the chickens. My son and I have to decide which 6 out of 12 young 3 mth old pen are roos and put them in anothe pen. They are beating up the hens and since they are our son's show chickens I need to keep all the feathers on them.

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04/26/2013 06:57.13 AM Report This Comment  
  love your garden envy your fresh vegies dont have in right now been too hot over summer!

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04/26/2013 01:40.34 AM Report This Comment  
  If it would stay inbetween in the weather department it would be great. But this swinging from 80 to 50 is hard to keep weight on anything that you are trying to grow....:-)

La-La (Dog) saw something in the knee high crimson clover yesterday afternoon. I could not tell what it was, if it was a mouse then leave it alone. BUT if it was a snake the acre would be mowed down. Don't need snakes that close to our house. Even though our house is inviting because it's off the ground and nice an cool when it's 80.

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04/24/2013 05:59.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Show was out of this world. They must of sprayed the sand down the night before. The barn felt like it stayed in the low 60's.

Coombs Family came with our son's new boar. So we had a pet taxi and hex pen set up for Charles. All the kids stopped by. I laughed my butt off when hearing the parents tell them "Don't get any ideals." Son tried to sell him for 10 times what I paid for him. If he could of pulled that off, we would of gave the Coombs Family a commission. But son had a pricey tag on him

Hope you all had a great weekend.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

04/22/2013 06:27.01 AM Report This Comment  
  You are making me thursty. Woke up to 30-something morning. I thought we were in spring. Looking out the window, I don't know if I will be able to get the show bull washed and dried today. Our son has a show in the AM and if the weather people are right even that going to take tack to was him on Saturday before they show in their breeding class.

Every time I want to get in the garden, I end up cutting the day lights out of my hands. I told hubby I fixen to purchase an industrail mixer to mix the feed for our son's new litter. Like to sliced a chunck of meat off a finger trying to get everything mixed with that stainless steel spoon that I keep on telling my self that I'm going to take a roll of duck tape to the handle.

Have a great weekend.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

04/19/2013 06:05.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the advice on peppers. Right now son has a healthy pepermint growing under the fig tree. So I do love my green tea, so we may skip this year planting the peppers under the fig tree.

Mustard greens are still producing and that has pushed back our bean planting. Been going out their and chopping a few 5 gallon buckets of green for the different chicken pens we have.

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04/16/2013 01:53.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks about the comment about our pics. I always miss the best ones because I left the phone or camera in the house.

Your right about the egg.

How do you grow your peppers? P2 ended up planting them under the fig tree and they grew better there then out in full sun. Go figure on that one.

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04/15/2013 12:20.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Oh! I would put the point side of the egg down and hold with a towel and do your work from the other end.

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04/12/2013 06:33.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Blue Easter Eggs.
Thanks...that sounds great, I am goin to give it a try.

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04/11/2013 11:08.25 AM Report This Comment  
  We take a 20 gauge sow needle and roll it between your thumb and next finger with some pressure and make a hole.

Then we use another syring&needle and squirt warm water into the egg and shack the egg gentle.

Then use the syring&needle and suck the contints out.

Depending on what we are using the eggs for we might stick pipe cleaners in them to make flower arrengments. I super glue the ends sometimes to seal the eggs. They stay longer then putting out whole on the table.

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04/10/2013 02:45.51 PM Report This Comment  
  We also take the colored eggs and blow them out and use them for the poultry table for our 4H Achivement Day that's coming up on the 25th.

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04/05/2013 06:02.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Did you dye any of your blue eggs for Easter? Our son had a field day dying his. Just let me tell you all he realy needed to do was boil them. But he had a blast making camo eggs with them.

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04/03/2013 12:50.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Potato Surprise !
Digging around in my beds to get them ready for planting I found a surprise waiting for me. Fully formed russet potatoes were sitting out the winter in my garden. Guess I missed a few last fall, but I gotta admit they were tasty surprise.

Come visit me, Linda's Zen Garden.

03/27/2013 04:49.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Wet??????? You should be here in the Mid- Ohio Valley.lol Our yard is like walking on a sponge soaked with water.HAHA. The mud is everywhere. Hang in there, better weather is just around the corner.

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03/27/2013 10:33.00 AM Report This Comment  
  So ready to start gardening season. It has been a wet spring in SC so far this year and I really haven't had a chance to do much in my garden. I do have some seeds started so that, and planning are keeping me busy for now.

Come visit me, Linda's Zen Garden.

02/27/2013 07:08.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks
Your animals are beautiful. We only have a few acres so I can't have a lot but I do love them. We have had a disagreeable summer here in SC. My poor plants have taken a beating from a late freeze, 2 hail storms and record heat and humidity. Been a tough one, now hurricane season is in full swing and we get the squalls off of them most times. Whew who knew ! Still fun tough.

Come visit me, Linda's Zen Garden.

09/05/2012 06:10.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome. Wonderfull pics. Love your garden. Have a great farming day.

Come visit me, A&E FARMS.

09/04/2012 06:51.24 PM Report This Comment  
  New to farm profiles.
Excited about becoming a member, though small I really enjoy growing most of my food and having chickens that provide my family with fresh eggs.

Come visit me, Linda's Zen Garden.

09/04/2012 08:36.57 AM Report This Comment  

 



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