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Location:  Le Mars, IA

Day Job:  Turf Sales

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Carrots, Cucumbers, Jalepeno Peppers, Lettuce, Melons, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Tomatoes, Beans, Butternut Squash

Animals:  3 Dogs and hopefully 3 Chickens soon

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  In the past 3 years me and my wife have moved 5 times, lived in 2 different cities, adopted 3 dogs, bought our first home, and are now expecting our first child. I am planting our garden because I want my family to be able to eat vegetables that are not only good for them but that are also home grown with no pesticides. I like to get dirty because it is good for us, good for the community, and good for the future.

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  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on February 7th, 2013 at 08:57 pm

    Thanks for the Friends request. I agree with your philosophy on food. I'm trying to go organic and non GMO. GMO food freaks me out a little. Especially with corn. Looks like I may have to relocate to NC, so I'm pretty excited about the easier growing climate! FYI, K&B Ranch is my handle over at Hobby Farms if you're on there.

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on February 3rd, 2013 at 08:12 am

    Yeah for the farmer of the day! Congratulations!

  • Posted by: Wong88 on February 3rd, 2013 at 07:48 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Nosurrender on February 3rd, 2013 at 06:28 am

    Thank you all

  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on February 3rd, 2013 at 04:42 am

    Congrats on making Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on February 2nd, 2013 at 09:07 am

    Thanks for the friend request Nosurrender. I also like your reasons for getting dirty. I'd love to see pictures of your garden as it develops.

  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on January 31st, 2013 at 01:35 pm

    Love your reasons for getting dirty! Cute dogs too. Voted!

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