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Carlton Barrus
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  • Ava, MO
  • United States
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  • Dale Wayne Jackson

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Carlton Barrus posted a status
"Christian County is looking for more people to start the Master Gardener Program. Call 417-581-3558 to get some information."
Jan 10, 2013
Michael Don Slack is attending Carlton Barrus's event

Ava Annual Preparedness Fair at Ava LDS Chapel

August 25, 2012 from 11:30am to 2pm
Ava Preparedness Fair!  Where you come to learn about gardening, food storage, cooking, and so much more.  We're very excited to hear from Jill Henderson who will be our guest speaker this year!Come and enjoy learning and networking, and walk away with some new friends.See More
Aug 23, 2012
Carlton Barrus posted an event

Ava Annual Preparedness Fair at Ava LDS Chapel

August 25, 2012 from 11:30am to 2pm
Ava Preparedness Fair!  Where you come to learn about gardening, food storage, cooking, and so much more.  We're very excited to hear from Jill Henderson who will be our guest speaker this year!Come and enjoy learning and networking, and walk away with some new friends.See More
Jul 25, 2012
Carlton Barrus's blog post was featured

My Hopeful Garden 2012

The warmer gardening season is almost upon us!  The seed catalogs have all arrived and the plan has been established.  I've made every effort to purchase open pollinated varieties so that I can save seeds.  I started saving seeds last year in earnest.  I would someday like to reach a very seft sustaining level of seed production.  The miracles of the seed are many - not only can you eat the fruit that surrounds the seed, but the one tiny seed has multiplied into many, allowing you to eat the…See More
Mar 1, 2012
Ruell Chappell commented on Carlton Barrus's blog post First Try at Winter Gardening
"Winter gardening is totally doable and a "commercial production" opportunity that i hope many of our local commercial producers will take advantage of soon!!!"
Feb 25, 2012
Bill Buron commented on Carlton Barrus's blog post First Try at Winter Gardening
"Carlton, we have been doing this for several years now.  We have two cold frames  and we start both early with spinach and leaf lettuce.  We ate out of one until it was looking shabby then moved on to the other and replanted the first…"
Feb 24, 2012
Ruell Chappell commented on Carlton Barrus's blog post First Try at Winter Gardening
"Get the Book "Four Seasons Gardening" if you have not already. It is all about cover and holding the heat against the ground ( plants ). I have a cold frame that works great during the winter. Jilly and i are readying the green house right…"
Feb 24, 2012
Carlton Barrus posted a blog post

First Try at Winter Gardening

We had a fresh salad for dinner last night. It was delicious. What made it even better is that we produced the lettuce in our garden.  Last fall was so pleasant that I thought I would just plant some seeds in my plastic covered grow box and then see what happens.  I planted Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce. Well, they came right up and within a week were about 1 inch tall.  Then it started getting cold, but the temperatures this year were well above average.  This season's winter low was only 10…See More
Feb 24, 2012
Bill Buron commented on Carlton Barrus's blog post My Hopeful Garden 2012
"Good luck with your garden Carlton.  I hope its everything that you want it to be.  "
Feb 16, 2012
Carlton Barrus posted a blog post

My Hopeful Garden 2012

The warmer gardening season is almost upon us!  The seed catalogs have all arrived and the plan has been established.  I've made every effort to purchase open pollinated varieties so that I can save seeds.  I started saving seeds last year in earnest.  I would someday like to reach a very seft sustaining level of seed production.  The miracles of the seed are many - not only can you eat the fruit that surrounds the seed, but the one tiny seed has multiplied into many, allowing you to eat the…See More
Feb 16, 2012
Carlton Barrus and Linda Wilson are now friends
Oct 6, 2011
Bill Buron commented on Carlton Barrus's blog post My Turnips Taste Like Dirt
"I like them boiled and cut up in small chunks with butter like boiled potatoes.  My wife likes them fresh and uncooked"
Jun 7, 2011
Carlton Barrus posted a blog post

My Turnips Taste Like Dirt

My favorite time of the year is when I see that first vegetable sprout poking its leaves out of the dirt.  Watching the wonder of plant growth has been a favorite activity of mine since childhood.  We come from a long line of gardeners - not because it is such a pleasant thing to do, but because that is just the way we lived.  I might add that we lived very well indeed.I'm relearning how to garden.  I do a bit better each year, trying new techniques and ideas from neighbors and friends.  I…See More
Jun 7, 2011
Carlton Barrus replied to Nick Helm's discussion Ava Preparedness Fair in the group Ava Area Alliance
"There are two warehouses in Missouri, one in St Louis and another in Kansas City.  There are no kitchens in the Ava region."
May 2, 2011
Carlton Barrus replied to Nick Helm's discussion Ava Preparedness Fair in the group Ava Area Alliance
"The Ava Preparedness Fair, "Preparedness Prevents Panic", was very well attended.  We estimate that there were about 80 - 85 people in attendance from all over the region, even some people from Mountain Home, AR!  The keynote…"
May 2, 2011
Carlton Barrus replied to Nick Helm's discussion Ava Preparedness Fair in the group Ava Area Alliance
"I'll see what I can find out.   Carlton. "
Apr 27, 2011

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Software Developer
What is your favorite vegetable?
Tomato, String Bean, Cucumber

Carlton Barrus's Blog

First Try at Winter Gardening

We had a fresh salad for dinner last night. It was delicious. What made it even better is that we produced the lettuce in our garden.  Last fall was so pleasant that I thought I would just plant some seeds in my plastic covered grow box and then see what happens.  I planted Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce. 

Well, they came right up and within a week were about 1 inch tall.  Then it started getting cold, but the temperatures this year were well above average.  This season's winter low was…

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Posted on February 22, 2012 at 10:26am — 3 Comments

My Hopeful Garden 2012

The warmer gardening season is almost upon us!  The seed catalogs have all arrived and the plan has been established.  I've made every effort to purchase open pollinated varieties so that I can save seeds.  I started saving seeds last year in earnest.  I would someday like to reach a very seft sustaining level of seed production.  The miracles of the seed are many - not only can you eat the fruit that surrounds the seed, but the one tiny seed has multiplied into many, allowing you to eat the…

Continue

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 5:39pm — 1 Comment

My Turnips Taste Like Dirt

My favorite time of the year is when I see that first vegetable sprout poking its leaves out of the dirt.  Watching the wonder of plant growth has been a favorite activity of mine since childhood.  We come from a long line of gardeners - not because it is such a pleasant thing to do, but because that is just the way we lived.  I might add that we lived very well indeed.

I'm relearning how to garden.  I do a bit better each year, trying new techniques and ideas from neighbors and…

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Posted on June 7, 2011 at 7:48am — 1 Comment

Preparing for the Preparedness Fair

I look forward to many things:  Sunday church, Monday Family Night, Tuesday evening outside working, Wednesday church, Thursday evening outside working, Friday with my wife and family, and Saturday - all day - working outside.  We spend out time maintaining out house and property, keeping the lawn mowed and beautifying in general.

We're in the middle of some pretty exciting weather.  Fortunately the power has stayed on.  Yet, it doesn't hurt to get a bit prepared.  We have oil lamps…

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Posted on April 25, 2011 at 8:53am

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