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Community Nutrition Education Services Inc.
“Small Family Farm Project”
Installment #12

January - February - March, 2016

 Wintertime provides hope that the spring flowers are not far behind. The Annual Arkansas Flower Show is a welcome chance to dream that all of the beautifulness of ‘Spring’ is just around the corner. See beautiful flowers from the show.

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Bird of Paradise
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Lily, Rose, Gladiolus
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Lilly


We began preparation for our new year by continuing to organizing the farm. The organizing is great but plans can be interrupted by thunderstorms, hail, wind and/or tornadoes. Winter activities (January through March) included:
  • planting seeds –onions, lettuce carrots, sweet corn
  • connecting with local Farmers Market,
  • attendance at 10 hour class for beginning farmers
  • ordering honeybees (pollinators)
  • testing of “well water” for bacterial safety
  • trimming Roses
The transition from Winter to Spring can be seen in the following photos of scenery on the farm.

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Farm Scenery 1
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Farm Scenery 2

Farm Scenery 3


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Farm Scenery 4