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At the Mercy of Mother Nature

Posted on August 8, 2015 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (67)

It's a sad fact, but fact none the less, that all farmers crops are at the mercy of Mother Nature.  We are no different.  Last November was one of those unique situations.  You can call it global warming or climate change if you want to, but as farmers we have to take what ever rolls our way. Mother Nature is our boss.  

Most years we have a frost by early October.  That frost tells the ...

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Check Out the Popcorn Harvest Video

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I guess it has been a while since I sat down and wrote a blog.  Last fall was the season that never ended.  We had a fabulous apple harvest and a really late frost so we had people picking apples into November.  When that was over it was Turkey time. Then came the popcorn harvest.

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Co-Operative Farming

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)


We love being an all natural farm that grows food with organic practices. We know that we cater to a smaller demographic group. That is part of what makes us unique. When we first started this venture we were invincible. We would say, Yes I can," to anything that our customers asked for. We even tried doing CSA's for a couple of years.

As time went on we started realizing that we were spread so thin that we were only able to do a mediocre job. We met other farmers g...

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2014 A New Season!!

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)


After starting our new year with a traditional Irish meal for good luck, (Corned Beef and Cabbage) Debi and I started the annual seed order. We milled over catalogs and last year’s orders deciding what worked and what needed to change. After two days we had a beautiful selection of flowers and vegetable plants to start. We have decided to get bold on our colors and have added more untried flowers than usual. We are really excited to see the beginning of life in our seed...

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Our Customers are Soooo... Awesome!!

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Wow!! What a season. You will note that it has been over a month since my last blog. We were sooo.... busy in October.

We wanted to thank everyone who called and came to visit us this fall. Even though we ran out of apples and cider early this year everyone who came to visit was understanding and very nice. It seems that this year was the "Murphy’s Law Year,” everything seemed to g...

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Pumpkin Patch Opens October 4th!!!

Posted on September 28, 2013 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Pumpkin time is almost here.  We will be opening the Pumpkin Patch on Friday October 4th.  We will be open every Friday and Saturday in October from 9:00 - 6:00 and Every Sunday in October from 12:00 - 6:00.  Our hayride will be making regular runs to the patch all day.  We will have Jack-O-Lantern and pie pumpkins as well as baby pumpkins and gourds.  The indian corn is getting close to ready, too.

Don't forget your free sample bag of our locally grown popcorn ...

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Cider Time

Posted on September 14, 2013 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

It's Cider time.  We have pressed twice so far and will probably only have two more pressings this year.  This year most of our apple crop was lost to a freeze in late May.  We are stripping the apples from the orchard.  Any left over cider will be available frozen. Supply will be limited so get it while you can.

Newest Member of the Family

Posted on September 7, 2013 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Well it was mid-way through the Corn and Pickle Festival when someone whispers in my ear, "she's in labor." That would be my youngest daughter Maria. As things ended up I spent the next three weeks in Lewiston waiting for Taylor Gene Rogers to enter the world. 

Since I have been home all I have been able to do is play catch-up. We finished pickling cucumber season on Labor Day Monday. Gala Apples are available for U-Pick. Blackberrie...

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Corn and Pickle Festival

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (7)

Our farm stand will be closed this Saturday August 10th 2013.  We will be attending the 7th annual Corn and pickle festival, where I will demonstrate how easy it tis to make home made pickles.  Please come and join us. from 9-4 at Vogel Farms, 9501 Robinsin Rd, Kuna, ID.

Only two days to go.  I have been making pickles all week.  At least 4 of the varieties I am making require several days each, so I do all the prep work so you can see and taste the final product. &#...

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Here We Go; It's Pickle Time

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Today is Friday and I picked a few larger pickling cucumbers for a special request. We called our crew boss and scheduled the crew for Monday morning early. On Monday we will pick and sort somewhere around 200-300 lbs of cucumbers. Then we fill orders. My daughter Deanna is coming over in the evening to process pickles for our families, out of whatever is left over. We will pick every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until Labor Day. The amount of cucumbers harvested gets large...

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