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Will a Pear a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Posted on October 9, 2012

This season our apple trees at the 1900 farm did not produce much useable fruit. It’s hard to pinpoint why, but the strange growing season this year surely played a part. Nevertheless, the two old…

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Tomato Takeover

Posted on September 21, 2012

Yesterday we canned six quarts of tomatoes from our garden here at the 1900 farm. We grow heirloom varieties, which are delicious. It’s been busy here, preserving food for the winter time. Tomatoes are really…

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Harvest Season is Coming Soon!

Posted on September 7, 2012

I don’t know about you guys, but after the heat and drought of this summer, we are anxiously awaiting fall on the 1900 farm. The last 6 weeks of the season will be busy ones,…

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Thinking about the Dinner Season

Posted on August 24, 2012

This past Tuesday registration started for the winter dinners season here at the 1900 farm. Some of the coveted spaces around the holidays fill up quickly, as long time fans of the program sign up….

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Devil’s Cake (No.1)

Posted on July 6, 2012

One of the cookbooks we like to use is The Way To a….Man’s Heart, “The Settlement” Cook Book. The version we have was originally published in 1903 in Milwaukee, WI, in support of “The Settlement.”…

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Strawberry Season

Posted on June 1, 2012

This past weekend we celebrated strawberry season on the farm; by making 8 pints of strawberry jam! I found several different recipes for strawberry jams and jellies when I was flipping through cookbooks.  Generally, jam…

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Molasses Cookies (not made by Girl Scouts)

Posted on May 17, 2012

A little while ago I had a request for the molasses cookie recipe that we use here at the 1900 farm. I decided that I would pass along the recipe in honor of some of…

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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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Corned Beef and Cabbage, but not together.

Posted on March 22, 2012

It is difficult to resist the urge to start planting the outdoor gardens with this string of nice days we have been having.  Anyone who lives in Iowa knows that the weather could turn on…

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