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Palmer Springs "Farm"

Location:  East Liverpool, OH

Day Job:  Consignment Boutique Owner

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard

Crops:  Apples, Basil, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Gourds, Grapes, Green beans, Jalepeno Peppers, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lavender, Melons, Oregano, Pears, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes

Animals:  Cats, Chickens, Dogs, Coming Soon: CHICKENS!!

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I want to teach my children how to be sustainable using what we can recycle/create in an unsustainable economy. Teach them to be self reliable. I have always enjoyed the outdoors but "farming" has never really been my thing. When I was younger, I couldn't cook well (I remember burning taco shells in FHA), couldn't grow things well (I killed a cactus) and wasn't really a grand home-maker (even with 4 kids-I'm still not a good one, lol. We are all learning together and each year our little "farm" becomes more fruitful. Last year I added my first pond site (extremely small, but fruitful) as my herb garden. This year I have expanded it to beans and asparagus also. Lets hope they fruit....


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  • Posted by: Dante on July 7th, 2014 at 07:39 pm

    Congratulations! May not have started out as a great gardener but looks like you've made progress. Sounds like you're also persevering. Great job & good luck!

  • Posted by: CraftMcGyver on July 7th, 2014 at 06:20 pm

    Congrats Farmer.

  • Posted by: My Place on July 7th, 2014 at 10:57 am


  • Posted by: CraftMcGyver on May 22nd, 2013 at 01:14 pm

    Congrats! Your growing space looks great.

  • Posted by: Scott16475 on May 22nd, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Wow; congrats! I wish I had a yard big enough for a garden that large. Great job!

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on May 22nd, 2013 at 06:52 am

    Wow! That looks like a large garden plot. Congratulations on being farmer of the day.

  • Posted by: Wong88 on May 22nd, 2013 at 06:10 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on May 21st, 2013 at 02:37 pm

    Good for you for teaching your kids these skills! I am so grateful to my mom for teaching me. Voted!

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