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Shellie

Location:  Evansville, MN

Day Job:  Medical doer of many things

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Brussels sprouts, Carrots, Collards, Cucumbers, Green beans, Jalepeno Peppers, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mint, Oregano, Peas, Potatoes, Raspberries, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Thyme, Tomatoes, sunflower, rutabaga, radishes, banana peppers

Animals:  Dogs, Guinea hens

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  Project: Rendering lard... success. Next project - chickens!! I love being able to garden, can, dehydrate and freeze bounties. I am working toward being more self-sufficient.

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  • Posted by: My Place on January 21st, 2014 at 06:36 pm

    Congrats

 
  • Posted by: CraftMcGyver on January 21st, 2014 at 06:30 pm

    Congrats Farmer!

 
 
  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on December 16th, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Beautiful flowers and animals! Voted.

 
  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on September 26th, 2012 at 03:17 pm

    Thanks for the compliments on my page Shellie. I agree that saving seeds is fun. Two years in a row, I've grown an heirloom golden bean. I've never planted enough to reap enough for what the bean is intended for, which is baked beans. Last year, I threw what I got in with some other beans and they got completely lost. : ( This year, I'm going to take what I got, and plant them in the garden next spring to see if I can make them multiply enough to finally have enough for baked beans. That's the ultimate, wouldn't you say? Not only planting from seed but planting from your own seed!

 
  • Posted by: Shellie on September 26th, 2012 at 03:37 am

    Thanks, Jenna. There are lots of great resources for seed savers. It's really quite easy. I choose to use heirloom varieties. It is quite cool, I think, getting "presents" from the garden bounties that can be returned to the ground in the spring! Stick with it. It's worth it!

 
  • Posted by: Jenna on September 25th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Congratulations on farmer of the day! I am planning to save seeds as well, but I am extremely new to gardening so I don't know if it will go well.

 
  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on September 25th, 2012 at 05:36 pm

    Love your pics and reasons for getting dirty. Congratulations on being farmer of the day!

 
  • Posted by: Wong88 on September 25th, 2012 at 07:54 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day! Great Pictures

 
  • Posted by: SmallTimeFarmer on January 26th, 2012 at 08:15 am

    Ooohhh....saving seeds? I haven't tried saving seeds yet but have the heirloom thing down pat. You'll have to share your how-to's. Beautiful photos!

 
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