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Ask A Farmer: Smart Water Retention with Steve Pitstick

This post is sponsored by Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program and Illinois Farm Families Hey there! We’re back again talking about smart water retention practices and the use of rain barrels in urban areas. We also want to state…

Smart Water Retention Sticker showcasing We Sow We Grow and Illinois Soybean Association

How We’re Managing Water Smartly with Rain Barrels

This post is sponsored by Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program and Illinois Farm Families It’s August, and I’m thinking about rain. I know, I know, May & June saw a ridiculous amount of rain in the Midwest, and now…

Homestead Blog Hop 253

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! We’re getting rain again, and with the addition of our new rain barrel, I’m like a kid the night before Christmas. I’m happily anticipating the filling of the 50-gallon barrel, for use later…

Homestead Blog Hop 252

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! I’m almost done with Master Urban Farmer Training and I can say that I’ve learned so much about farming in the urban area, and what I can do for the next season. Onward…

Homestead Blog Hop 251

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Summer is quickly coming to an end, however, crops are starting to fruit big time for some of us. Tomatoes are getting their blush on, and peppers are flowering and fruiting with the…