April in Oklahoma = YoYo Weather

We all know the saying about Oklahoma weather – if you don’t like it, just wait a minute because it will change.  And that’s certainly been the case this April – talk about yo-yo effect – one day it’s in the 80′s and 90′s and the next it’s down in the 40′s – and recently it’s gotten down in the 30′s a few nights.  These sort of weather changes make it verrrry difficult to [...] Continue Reading…

Critter Capers

On top of our projects at Hawkins Springs Farm this spring, we adopted 2 blue heeler (Australian Shepherd) pups and then Greg brought home some chickens one afternoon.  We’d been talking about getting chickens for over a year now, but were always too busy to get a habitat prepared. . . he just couldn’t pass these up when he saw them, so we were forced to get a habitat ready – in a hurry!  [...] Continue Reading…

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Are you a Locavore?

Who, Me?  A Locavore?  What is that?  If you are reading this, you probably are!  This is a relatively new word for our society – derived from the current movement of people buying their food locally.  Wikipedia defines it as “Those who prefer to eat locally grown/produced food”.  It stems from the “collaborative effort to build more locally based, self-reliant food economies – one in which sustainable food production, processing, distribution, and consumption is [...] Continue Reading…

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Plasticulture Comes to Hawkins Springs Farm

Last fall we decided to apply for the Oklahoma Plasticulture Grant.  After reading about plasticulture and all of its benefits, we thought this program would fit perfectly into our garden plans.  Since we have a high water table on our farm, we make raised rows to plant our crops in and the Plasticulture program employs this method, plus installs the irrigation tubing and plastic row covers.  What a labor savings this is for us!  [...] Continue Reading…

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