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Savoring A Classic Summer Flavor

Posted on September 2, 2014

It’s been a busy summer here on the farm. Mild weather has meant many visitors from nearby and faraway places. It’s meant taking a break from posting things on the blog, but as days get…

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Summer Salad

Posted on July 18, 2013

This week’s recipe sounded very appealing when the wood-burning cookstove was heating up the house this morning! Courtesy of Mrs. Curtis’s Cookbook, this salad would have been a great way to utilize the summer vegetables…

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Lady Beetle: Friend or Foe?

Posted on July 5, 2013

As the weather has been warming up (quite rapidly!) this spring and early summer, have you noticed any ladybugs waking up inside your house? Have you vacuumed what seems like thousands of them out of…

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A Honeybee History

Posted on May 28, 2013

As spring has finally come into full swing here on the 1900 farm, the cherry, pear, and apple blossoms in the orchard and fresh shoots of clover emerging in the hayfields have reminded me of…

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The Colors of a Summer Garden

Posted on June 20, 2012

We are a little ways out from the juicy red tomatoes, striped green cucumbers, bright white onions, or sunny orange pumpkins, but we can still celebrate a bit of early color in our gardens this…

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Peas (in different ways)

Posted on April 30, 2012

We’ve been enjoying some nice days at the 1900 farm.  We are wrapping up the school enrichment programs and preparing for the 1000+ school children that will visit us during the month of May.  In…

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First Fruit of the Season: Baking with Rhubarb

Posted on April 13, 2012

As I plant the kitchen garden it is hard to miss bounty that the garden is already providing.  The rhubarb plants have blossomed and I had a request for some ideas of things to do…

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Seasons Change

Posted on April 5, 2012

The first day of Spring has officially come and gone. It passed with little fanfare this year because it has felt like spring for quite some time now. The strange weather has been newsworthy in…

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Thinking Ahead to Spring Gardening

Posted on February 1, 2012

Because there was less field work and outdoor activities, the winter season was the social season for people of the 19th century.  January has been pretty social with historic dinners here at the farm house….

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A “Fair” Tribute to Fried Foods of the Past

Posted on August 24, 2011

If you haven’t heard by now, we celebrated the Iowa State Fair this past week.  The 10 day long event brings visitors from all over the world who come to see the Butter Cow (who…

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