New Barn Update – Looking Great!

We are so excited about our new barn at Hawkins Springs Farm – it’s not finished yet, but it’s getting closer and closer.  There have been a few hurdles and hoops to jump over and through, but we are getting it done.  Below is a pictorial of the progress to date – from pouring the barn foundation through this Friday’s porch pouring.  The barn we ordered was totally open on one end – which [...] Continue Reading…

2011 Garden Plant Update

The veggie seedlings have been growing well – the first-planted tomatoes are looking great and the seeds planted in late February/early -that’s about 1/3 of the tomatoes plants.  Peppers are up and will soon be taken from the seed planting bed to their own pots.  Of course the broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage,as well as our lettuce starts, are ready to go in the garden (as soon as it quits raining – I’m NOT complaining [...] Continue Reading…

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Potatoes for 2011 Season

Uber Tubers! That is what we have at Hawkins Springs Farm this year!

After much research and pontification over the winter, the seven varieties of potatoes were selected and five are new varieties for our garden – Purple Viking and Russian Banana Fingerling are still with us for an encore performance – the Purple Viking because of its lower glycemic index and the Banana Fingerling because of its taste and versatility.  Both are excellent [...] Continue Reading…

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Pepper Plants for the 2011 Season

All of the pepper seeds for the Hawkins Springs Farm 2011 Season have been planted.  This year’s 27 varieties include a nice mix of hot and sweet peppers.  All varieties are well suited to Oklahoma weather.

New peppers for this season include a couple of new bell varieties and several varieties developed by the Chili Pepper Institute (CPI) in New Mexico, including their Heritage “Big Jim”, sometimes referred to as “Hatch peppers”.  It is an [...] Continue Reading…

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