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One Step At A Time - Learning To Take It Slow

My normal tendency, in just about everything I've ever done, is to jump right in, feet first and just start. No questions asked... just get the ball rolling, get on top of it and try not to fall off. As crazy as that sounds, this method has helped me accomplish a lot of things in my life. Things I would have never done had I thought it through. I was a Marine, for example, when I was 18... I'd never do that now! Mostly because I'm older and I get tired quicker and the thought of people…

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Added by Farm Frederick on December 5, 2013 at 10:41am — 2 Comments

New Beginnings - Starting a Small Farm in Downtown Frederick

I've been in love with farming since 2008, when I started hanging out with Loran Shallenberger, a great guy and a very talented farmer who was living near the base of Sugarloaf mountain at the time. I started helping Loran, who had just begun his own farm project called North Comus Acres on a rented piece of farmland. Loran raised hogs, chickens and grew vegetables, and we became good friends. I helped Loran, alongside my daughter Amber, who was 7 or 8 at the time for the better part of 2…

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Added by Farm Frederick on November 11, 2013 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Season 3 - The Next Chapter

It has been a long time since I've added a post to this blog or even checked in on this page. As last season ended I believed that I would no longer be gardening our beautiful plot of land at Virgate Farm in Mt. Airy, Maryland. With a move to Baltimore and a new job I had put the garden behind me a blazed ahead as I always do. Last week I made a pit stop into my old stomping grounds at Cafe Nola to see some familiar faces and enjoy a delicious cup of Illy coffee. While I was there, I heard…

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Added by Farm Frederick on February 28, 2012 at 1:23pm — 5 Comments

Rooster Kung Fu

I've been hanging out with our chickens a lot more these past couple weeks and I've noticed a number of things that both delight and concern me. The roosters don't get along with each other. If that weren't bad enough, I believe each of them want me dead. I've never had a pet who wanted to kill before. I've also never had a pet that, if time's got tough,  I could legally eat before. Try explaining that to a rooster though. Roosters don't care about reason... they're not trying to understand…

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Added by Farm Frederick on April 25, 2011 at 6:38pm — 7 Comments

Nola Farm Journal - Layout and Bed Prep

The past two weeks on our farm have been devoted to infrastructure. We had to come up with a layout that is easy to maintain, good looking, and capable of producing a good amount of food. I definately didn't want to bite of more than I could chew so, heading the advice of my friend and mentor in small-scale organic gardening Loran, I created a layout that I didn't feel overwhelmed by and that I thought looked nice. As of today, our garden consists of two beds 5 ft X 35 ft, layed out on a…

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Added by Farm Frederick on April 3, 2010 at 6:45pm — No Comments

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