Farm Happenings at Bountiful Blessings Farm
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Farm Happenings at Bountiful Blessings Farm

First Week of August (August 4, 2020)

Posted on August 2nd, 2020
August has arrived!  Do you know what that means, besides that it's HOT? We are in the last month of the Spring/Summer CSA, which is hard to believe but true.  Harder to believe is that fact that we are also in the last month of our 6 month internship! So, we are both rejoicing and mourning. ... read more »

Sonlight Meadow Farm (7/26/20)

Posted on July 26th, 2020
We had a great weekend visiting Sonlight Meadow Farm in Iron City, TN.  The Chiljian family have a very inspiring small operation.  Their ingenuity and creativity were a real inspiration to us.  We are standing in front of their sweet potato patch which we rescued from the weeds - many... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 21, 2020

Posted on July 19th, 2020
The summer heat is on and we just want to retreat to the comforts of air-conditioning. But, as farmers this just isn’t an option.  If we didn’t get out there in this heat you would have nothing to eat, but lest you feel sorry for us let me say that we could it not only a privilege but... read more »

Flash Flood (July 12, 2020)

Posted on July 12th, 2020
“Caleb, Caleb, wake up, I need you to get up quick!” I wondered if I was dreaming; but, the alarm in my Dad’s voice made me realize it wasn’t a dream.  “Wake up, we’ve had a flash flood and I’m afraid the pump has washed away.”  Fully... read more »

Health-Giving Garlic! (July 5, 2020)

Posted on July 5th, 2020
This year we had the best garlic harvest our farm has ever seen.  The bulbs are huge and the waste was  lest than in years past.  So what do you know about garlic, other than it’s easier to spoon it out of a jar than peel those papery skins off? I recently learned that in WWII the... read more »

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times (6/28/20)

Posted on June 28th, 2020
In Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, he begins his book with the line, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...” Now, I will admit to having never read the book, but what a great line to describe our spring of 2020!   Within a few short weeks, our world changed... read more »

A Budding Young Farmer (6/21/20)

Posted on June 21st, 2020
A love for farming began to grow in Caleb’s (our youngest of 5 children) heart a couple of years ago.  We were a bit surprised at first because wood working had been his passion from the time he was a little boy.  But, what joy it gives us to see him whole heartedly embracing and loving... read more »

A Day of Fun!! (6/14/20)

Posted on June 14th, 2020
The Spring rush (April & May) is always a rather intense time, and this year was worse than normal with storms and our irrigation pond draining.  But, at the end of it we always take our inters for a day of canoeing on the Buffalo River where we have floated for the last 25 years.  There... read more »

The Fast is Broken!

Posted on June 7th, 2020
In our family when the last fresh tomatoes are eaten in the fall we “Fast” until the next spring when the first tomatoes ripen.  Of course we have the occasional fresh tomato, but it is not standard fare at our house in the winter.  I usually process lots of tomatoes and for making... read more »