Category Archives: Farm

Tomato Sauce on Grill?

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Each year people buy millions of jars of commercially produced tomato sauce from grocery stores.  This food item is a fundamental building block of our diets.  However, cooking fresh tomatoes on the stove to a mouth watering sauce is as … Continue reading

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Makes 2 Gallons

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But, if you’re like me, you’ll probably want to make a lot more.  Below you’ll find the details of my fresh salsa recipe.  Making salsa has become a late-June to early-July ritual that provides us with salsa through the winter … Continue reading

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Painted Buntings

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Spring in the lower MS delta brings many varieties of songbirds that favor the swamp as the place to make their nests and raise their young.  As always, we are always on the lookout  for the arrival of our “holy … Continue reading

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Horned Owls

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At the east end of the property, there is a woodlot of Honey Locust trees that my grandfather planted.  He planted this patch of trees to grow fence posts for his dairy farm as Locust is one of the most … Continue reading

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Cilantro

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Beginning each fall and into winter we enjoy one of the most coveted herbs in our garden.  This part of the year is always the best time to grow cilantro in the MS delta as our sweltering hot summers are … Continue reading

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Salad Greens

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Fall is usually a great time to plant a variety of greens here in central Mississippi.  The last few months have been exceptionally hot and arid – challenging conditions for fall greens to say the least – but I decided … Continue reading

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Shed space

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“A man can never have enough shed space”. You can quote me on that.  On a recent trip home, I completed  this project which has been on the “to do” list for some years with lumber milled on the farm.  Trees … Continue reading

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Woodstove

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After years of freezing my arse off in the shop in wintertime, I decided to kill three birds with one stone.  By taking an old 55 gal. barrel that was laying around and converting it into a woodstove, I’ll be … Continue reading

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Summer in Mississippi

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If there is one thing that embodies or defines the spirit of summer in the south for me, it is the simple tomato.  Gardening is in my blood, a gift from my dad.  The same garden plot outside my kitchen window has produced food for … Continue reading

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Lucas Sawmill Slabbing Attachment

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The Lucas sawmill is first and foremost a circular blade sawmill.  Mine uses a 21″ diameter 3/16″ thick 5 tooth blade to rip trees into 2×8″ and smaller boards.  However, here I’m using an attachment that Lucas offers called the slabbing … Continue reading

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