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Allen Frost
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  • Pisgah Forest, NC
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Allen Frost replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Maple Tapping and Maple Syrup Making 101'
"As a follow up,  I am in Western NC and tapped four trees.  Two of them were prolific producers of sap and the other two were minimal.  Same kind of maple, same location, same size.  I ended up with about seven gallons of sap…"
Apr 10, 2013
Allen Frost replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Maple Tapping and Maple Syrup Making 101'
"I tapped three trees this morning and as it warms they are starting the slow drip.  We are forecast to have perfect below freezing night temps and warm days for at least the next week so I am optimistic.  This is my first time tapping…"
Feb 27, 2013
Allen Frost replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Elderberry Syrup Flu Fighter 101'
"I bought two cultivars from the local nursery to plant along the creek once I heard about it's medicinal qualities.  Once they started growing and I knew what the plant looked like, I discovered that they were growing wild all along that…"
Feb 27, 2013
Allen Frost replied to Shannon Chandler's discussion 'Ferrell rabbits, to harvest or not?'
"I used to hunt wild rabbit as a kid and was considered quite a special treat.  Rabbit stew or where I came from, Rabbit sauce piquant.  I having been eyeing a few on my property but so far they have been very well behaved and have stayed…"
Feb 24, 2013
Allen Frost replied to richard maxwell's discussion 'High Tunnel Raspberries & Strawberries'
"I will be erecting my first greenhouse very soon but plan on using it to start plants, and then to grow greens in the winter.  I have strawberries but they are outside. Good luck!"
Feb 24, 2013
Allen Frost replied to Cornelia's discussion 'Seed catalogs are in! What are you planning?'
"Andrea Go online to Johnnies Seeds or my local favorite, Sow True in Asheville NC.  You can request a catalog or just order from the online catalog, which is what I do.  Be careful though, as I always get too excited and order too…"
Feb 24, 2013
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"www.chickendoors.com, where else?  The one I got is battery operated, solar charged and you can use the sunrise and sunset to open and close the door, or you can program it for any time you wish.  It's a good quality product.  If…"
Feb 19, 2013
Jennifer commented on Allen Frost's photo
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"Allen: I shared this photo on HOMEGROWN's Facebook page, and someone asked where you found the solar-powered automatic door opener. Help? Thanks!"
Feb 19, 2013
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"Hi Jennifer Yes, my design.  I wanted a mobile coop to move around the pasture and had this old pickup trailer that was not road worthy.  I just built a wooded coop on top of it and move it with my tractor.  It is closed on three…"
Feb 19, 2013
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"What lucky chickens to have such an adorably cozy abode to escape the cold. Thanks for sharing this photo—love it! Is the front bed of the truck walled up similar to the back? And I have to ask: Is this a project of your own design? If so,…"
Feb 19, 2013
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Feb 17, 2013
Jennifer left a comment for Allen Frost
"Hi, Allen. I think folks love them! You've got a lot of views already. Thanks again for sharing your gorgeous photos. What inspiration!"
Nov 5, 2012
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Nov 4, 2012
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Nov 2, 2012
Jennifer left a comment for Allen Frost
"Hi, Allen! Jennifer here; I'm Cornelia's helper with all things HOMEGROWN. Just wanted to let you know that you're our cover boy this week. Thanks so much for sharing those lovely photos of your homestead. What a…"
Nov 2, 2012
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"Congratulations on getting the new house built and setting up this beautiful homestead. How fun it is to click through your photos!"
Oct 31, 2012

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
100% Homegrown
Fill in the blank:
Farmer in training
A bit about me:
Certified Advanced Rolfer, www.allenfrost.com, Samba drummer and now farmer.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Hummus and Falafel
Currently reading:
Eco-Farm, All Flesh is Grass, Acres USA
Currently listening to:
Djavan and anything Brazilian
My latest DIY project:
Adding landscape fabric and new mulch to my 180 blueberry bushes
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
google
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http://www.allenfrost.com

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Garden in full swing

The summer solstice just passed and the garden is now kicking ass after a slow Spring start. I had doubts as to the survival of many of my starts but are now 100% healthy and growing.

I have three kind of potatoes, LaRatt, a French fingerling potato, a purple potato and a yellow potato and a few volunteer whites from last year that I didn't have the heart to uproot when they looked so promising. I have been stealing a few of the whites and seem better than last year. Next is the two…

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Posted on June 22, 2010 at 4:04pm

Big gardening weekend

With this beautiful weather here in Western NC, things are happening. Even though our frost date is May 15th in the mountains, things are getting planted anyway.

This weekend, three kinds of potatoe seeds went to the ground, a La Ratt fingerling potato, a purple potato and a yellow potato. Three rows 40 feet long should produce a lot of potatoes!

Two rows of sweet white corn also got planted today as well as some sunflower seeds around the house.

Mulch was added to my…

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Posted on April 11, 2010 at 9:00pm

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At 9:57pm on November 11, 2010, Andrew Odom said…
Thank you so much for adding me as a friend!
At 11:27am on November 2, 2012, Jennifer said…

Hi, Allen! Jennifer here; I'm Cornelia's helper with all things HOMEGROWN. Just wanted to let you know that you're our cover boy this week. Thanks so much for sharing those lovely photos of your homestead. What a beauty—and, I'm sure, the result of a lot of hard work!

At 10:22am on November 5, 2012, Jennifer said…

Hi, Allen. I think folks love them! You've got a lot of views already. Thanks again for sharing your gorgeous photos. What inspiration!

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