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Agriculture Education with Elyria 2nd Graders

We thoroughly enjoyed our day on the farm with the 2nd graders from Elyria. They were hard workers. Thank you Mrs. Allen! We’d also like to say a special “thank you” to our Ag Partners who helped sponsor the trip: Farm Bureau, Kiwanis, MidKansas Coop, Krehbiel’s Specialty Meats, Artshirt, and Tractor Supply. TSC, we are so grateful for our education awning!

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Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch-McPherson, KS 2013

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2013 in Agriculture Education

 

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Creating Bears

“I just carve away anything that isn’t a bear.” That’s how Mark Childs, chainsaw artist, carves his bears out here on the farm.

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Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch- McPherson, KS 2013

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2013 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch

 

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Welcome Washington Elementary for “A Day on the Farm”

Mrs. Cooke’s 2nd grader spent the day at Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch learning more about agriculture and how it affects each one of us everyday.

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Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch- McPherson, KS 2013

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2013 in Agriculture Education

 

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Rise of the Giants!

We entered the giant pumpkin contest at the Kansas State Fair.  Our pumpkin wasn’t the smallest (yes). However, we were soundly tromped by a family from Wichita. Spoiler alert—499.8 pounds—that’s a lot pumpkin!

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Ok, so they had a little poundage on us. It took two people to lift ours. They needed the forklift. Congrats to these awesome growers!

Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch-McPherson, KS 2013

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2013 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch

 

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We Got Worms!

We got worms-red wrigglers to be exact. We took a rode trip today to Belvue, Kansas, to visit with Debbie Anderson at Rising Mist Organic Farm. Our mission was to begin the adventure of vermicomposting- “vermi” meaning worm, so, yes, worm composting. Why worms? For their poop, of course!  Worm poop, technically castings, are high in soil nutrients, helpful as an organic pesticide, and great study for our homeschool classroom.

Debbie has been in the worm business for over the years. She’s even written a book about worm composting. She is a wealth of knowledge on how we could “worm” our way into vermicomposting (sorry, that was a bad pun).

We enjoyed a tour of Rising Mist. I had never seen a worm nursery before. While the worms were hard at work, the owners were also hard at work preparing their bountiful and beautiful produce. Their secret is, of course, rich organic soil full of worm castings.

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Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch – McPherson, KS 2013

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2013 in Agriculture Education

 

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