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Location:  Aurora, IL

Day Job:  special ed. teacher

The Digs:  Containers, Front yard, Other

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Chile Peppers, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Oregano, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Tomatoes, asparagus beans, dragon tongue beans, rhubarb

Animals:  dog now but angorra rabbits and chickens coming soon

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  to grow organic produce for my family and friends; to care for God's creation; to teach my kids; to work and have a sense of accomplishment; to eat food that hasn't been modified or laden with chemicals so we can stay healthy and disease-free (hopefully)


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  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on May 15th, 2013 at 08:10 pm

    What a beautiful farm! Glad it's organic. Voted!

  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on May 15th, 2013 at 02:01 pm

    Congrats to you on making Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Wong88 on May 15th, 2013 at 06:51 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: CraftMcGyver on May 15th, 2013 at 05:31 am

    Congrats on farmer of the day! I told my husband I want angora rabbits one day so I can spin my own yarn, but that is quite a few years off. Hope everything goes well for you.

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on May 15th, 2013 at 04:57 am

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day. Hope your garden is still doing well. Did you get the rabbits and chickens?

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on December 31st, 2011 at 09:50 am

    Great photo gallery! I love to see the pictures of what people are growing. How did your garden do in 2011?

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  • Posted by: Green Desert on December 3rd, 2010 at 07:47 pm

    Congratulations on Farmer of the Day. I support your reasons why you are getting dirty.

  • Posted by: LilyRose on December 3rd, 2010 at 07:42 am

    Congrats on farmer of the day. Nice pics! Stay warm and inside. It's supposed to snow by us today.

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