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Wood Burning Stoves 2.0



Hello everyone now that the worst of winter is behind us I think we should talk about how we are going to keep warm next year. As many of you know Paul Paul Wheaton along with ernie wisner and erica wisner came out with a 4 DVD set about Rocket stoves.…


Added by peter hartman on March 19, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Student Invents Clever Online Market for Eating Locally

Student Invents Clever Online Market for Eating Locally

You know those neighbors. The ones you see out in their backyard, picking their homegrown cherry tomatoes from their bountiful garden as you schlep off to the grocery store to buy the same exact thing…in a plastic box. What if instead of feeling guilty about the waste you’re about to add to the environment…


Added by Joe Tittiger on July 13, 2013 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Newspaper Articles & Egg Routes . . . .

Coming out of the grocery store here in Mt. Vernon, I happened to glance at the Lawrence County Record. When we did our sheep-to-shawl event back in March (Woolapalooza), a reporter from the paper asked if she could come out & do an interview with us for the annual Agriculture Review that they put in the paper in late April-early May. Sure enough, there it was - and it was, thankfully, well-written and supportive of local food, instead of dismissive and "cute".

Our chickens…


Added by Cathleen Vought on June 20, 2013 at 3:21pm — 1 Comment

January Work

This is the first year I am working at a new job and have the income to at least tread water for our household.  I do hope to have more time to work in the yard like I used to do before I went back to college.  The beauty of the Winter is the visions of grander to transform our yards into the lush utopias we desire.

Added by Mr. Aqualung on January 5, 2013 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Wood Chip Gardening

Hello folks,

I got access to a downed oak tree a couple years ago and the tree company shredded it and placed it in my drive for me. I commenced to cover my entire garden area with 4-6 inches of wood chips as a weed barrier and to keep from walking in the mud after a rain. People said that it would off set the nitrogen and so on but the red wigglers began working on the white bacteria that quickly formed on the wood chips. It is like candy to them and the worms got huge and robust. As…


Added by Joseph's Page on January 4, 2013 at 9:29pm — 9 Comments

2013 Gardening Plans.

Every year around this time I get the itch.  You know what I mean the need to get into the soil and plant things that will survive in different degrees of success (less now that drought is ongoing, at least where I live).  Like all tillers of the Earth, we plan.  Here are mine for the year.  I plan to baby the horseradish I planted last year and my sin cut down for me "helping".  I plan to order more chickens and raise at least 10-20 hens for selling eggs. Have you seen egg prices?  I want…


Added by Mr. Aqualung on January 4, 2013 at 2:41pm — 3 Comments

Ozark made Greenhouses!!

Greenhouses - All sizes!!!

Do you want one???

email me @   dpshone@hotmail.com

Added by Don Shone on November 15, 2012 at 7:43pm — No Comments

Just In Case

My wife and I visited the Just In Case store on S Campbel this Mornilng.  Its quite nice. I even learned a few things during the visit. Had the oppurnity to talk with Vincent David Jerico while we were there.  While we didn't buy anything on this trip I think I will go back and pick up a few things on anoather visit.

Added by Bill Buron on November 14, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Green B.E.A.N Delivery

As a supporter for sustainability and local products what are we doing as a community to distribute locally grown products to those that need them?  I would suggest that our local farmers and artisans are focused on their crops and trade rather than trying to develop a new distribution model, but that is just what Green B.E.A.N. delivery has done in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Green B.E.A.N Delivery

There is a…


Added by Bay Mourer on October 9, 2012 at 5:52am — No Comments

Lawrence County Sheriff's Auxiliary--- Neighbors Helping Neighbors

I am happy to announce the organization of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Auxiliary, a volunteer emergency response organization working under the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office. (For those of you who wonder where I disappeared to, this is it--- I have had my head buried in this new organization for months...) The LCSA is intended to provide a pool of pre-trained, pre-qualified volunteers for call up by the Sheriff during non-routine…


Added by Eric Vought on August 12, 2012 at 12:59am — No Comments

Homemade Electrolyte for You and Your Animals

I recently came across a recipe for homemade electrolyte for your farm animals and decided to use my health and wellness back ground to make it even better.

In the heat of the summer, all of us, including our livestock and pets can use a good electrolyte supplement to help keep our bodies hydrated, alkaline and functioning properly.

Remember, electrolyte is alkaline in nature. Our bodies are meant to be alkaline. No cancer can live in an alkaline body and most other diseases…


Added by Joseph's Page on July 24, 2012 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Funding Crisis Greene County Extension Center

An open letter to the Greene County Commissioners:

Jim Viebrock, Presiding Commissioner

Harold Bengsch, Commissioner District #1

Roseann Bentley, Commissioner District #2

Just a note to let you know my level of concern has increased reference the lack of Greene County’s financial support for the Greene County Extension Center’s office operating budget. Of course the office is currently located inside the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center which increases the…


Added by George Deatz on July 21, 2012 at 7:40am — No Comments

A Gardener’s Dream

Our new garden. © 2012 Jill Henderson By Jill Henderson - Show Me Oz -

Almost a year ago now, my husband and I settled down into our latest ‘new place’. We’ve lived quite the nomadic lifestyle over the last 20 years, moving to another house, state, or even country every few years.  In…


Added by Jill H on July 17, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Gardening With Wildlife: Beefing Up Your Habitat

By Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz –


One of the coolest things about being a country gardener is that I am constantly surrounded by wild things. These creatures are part and parcel of a healthy ecosystem and one of the rarest and most precious gifts that one can have. However, it goes without saying that on occasion we are…


Added by Jill H on July 10, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Save the Tomato Hornworm!

As an organic gardener, I consider myself a friend of the environment.  Thus, while we all severely dislike those ugly and  voracious Tomato Hornworms, I have started a mini-campaign to ask gardeners to NOT get…

Added by Paul C. Robertson on July 10, 2012 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Forgive my ignorance!

I'm new to this site, new to gardening, and not sure where to post questions.  My tomatoes seem to be thriving so far; my squash plants, which were gorgeous and thick with blossoms a couple weeks ago, are fried; the cabbage looks awful, the peppers are shaded by the cabbage, and I didn't plant nearly enough green beans.  They were amazingly good.  Anyway, this is definitely a learning curve for me.  What I would like to know is where can I find out what plants grow well in this region in the…


Added by Brandy Gerhardt on July 8, 2012 at 9:38am — No Comments

Gardening With Wildlife: Natural Deterrents

2012 Copyright Jill Henderson

By Jill Henderson – - Show Me Oz

We humans are not alone in our affection for the garden.  Whether we like it or not, there are many creatures that enjoy our bounty as…


Added by Jill H on July 3, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Gardening With Wildlife: Natural Deterrents

2012 Copyright Jill Henderson By Jill Henderson – - Show Me Oz

We humans are not alone in our affection for the garden.  Whether we like it or…


Added by Jill H on July 3, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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