Grow Your Business

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Building your own Cold Frame

For gardeners, having a cold frame can really extend the growing season. Here are some simple directions for creating your own cold frame out of old windows. Hope you enjoy!
KarenBuilding a Cold Frame.pdf

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Comment by Jeremy Obermeyer on January 8, 2014 at 9:33am

Hope and Pray everybody made it or is making it through the cold snap ok.

Comment by Damon on January 4, 2014 at 5:01am

Goodness! 2014 already.

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Comment by Karen Wortman on January 2, 2014 at 7:16pm

Happy New Year everyone!

Comment by Damon on December 27, 2013 at 2:41am

Yeah, 2014 will be a year of education and experimentation for me.  Furthering my own education is the primary goal for 2014. I'm going  back to the old-style classical education where you actually learn how to think.

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Comment by Karen Wortman on December 26, 2013 at 7:16pm

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

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Comment by Karen Wortman on December 17, 2013 at 6:40pm

I am envious Sam...you're leaving Corporate America behind.  How exciting for you!  I hope to be there very soon myself.

We had our first calf born for this season.  A cute little Hiefer (little girl)  First time momma did a great job.  Normally not "baby" season this time of year for us, but its worked out differently.  Still fun..I love the babies

Comment by Sam Burton on December 12, 2013 at 8:07am

You're right about busy.  I'm busy tidying up loose ends at the day job, trying to get a NF book out (not succeeding very well) and finishing up the 2014 - 2016 biz plan for the farm.  January will be plenty full as I transition to self employment.  Pretty scary and pretty exciting.  I also have to get all my licensing for selling plants, fish and pet food.  Lots of paperwork.  I'm also going to get licensed as a substitute high school teacher so I have to attend a class for that.  All busy.  All good.  I'll be selling starter plants at our local feed store this spring (replacing Bonnie Plants for the year) and will be teaching some gardening and aquaponics classes there, as well.  I'm adding some hydroponics systems to the mix this year.  Lot's of writing in the new year.  Lots and lots of writing.

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Comment by Karen Wortman on December 4, 2013 at 12:40pm
I am sure everyone is extra busy. It's been quiet around here, myself included. 3 of my Does have kidded in the last week! A set of triplets, a pair of twins, and a single. So I am back to milking again. This is normally my down time. Still the babies make me smile everyday.
Hope everyone is doing well and getting ready for Christmas. I think I will get my tree up this weekend while we are having the expected ice storms. Oh the joys of winter weather!

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Comment by Karen Wortman on November 15, 2013 at 12:44pm

AWESOME Sam!  Congratulations! 

Comment by Sheri Schmeckpeper on November 15, 2013 at 11:33am

Congrats, Sam!!

Damon, Dr. George Brooks, here in Arizona, uses an above ground pool to grow his garden. It's the ultimate in DWC. Scroll down on this page and you'll see a picture. http://community.theaquaponicsource.com/group/arizona-aquaponics?co...

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