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Flour Sack Mama
  • Knoxville, TN
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Stay-at-home mom who grew up on a family farm and misses it dearly. Live on 2 1/2 acres now, gardening more every year. Write a simple living blog.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
simple dinner with fresh tomatoes from our little garden...
Currently reading:
Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopediea of Organic Gardening
Currently listening to:
anything my kids are singing
My latest DIY project:
sewing Christmas dresses (late)
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Demonstration Farm Offers Diverse Education

Cielo Sand Hodson at Broadened Horizons Organic Farm
Feeding the rooster a wild strawberry and meeting a…

Posted on June 30, 2012 at 1:14pm

Why Eat Local Food?

Why Eat Local Food?

Organically Grown, Hydroponic…

Posted on June 30, 2012 at 1:10pm

Family Farmers, Small Seed Companies, Need Support

"Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens," wrote Thomas Jefferson, "They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bands."…

Posted on February 1, 2012 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

Top Turkeys Go from Small Farm to Thanksgiving Table

My visit to see the turkeys at River Ridge Farms disrupted their latest move from one stretch of pasture to another. Verlinda Waters had the tractor backed up to move the large wooden roost she and her husband had built by hand.  One turkey sat leisurely atop the roost while the other gobblers gathered around a water pan and their keeper was polite enough to chat with me.  These preening, lavish birds were accustomed to…


Posted on November 23, 2011 at 8:07pm — 2 Comments

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