PHOTO: Chuck and Lynn PughFarmers: Chuck and Lynn PughLocation: Cumming, Georgia Specialties: Organic produce and farmer educationYou could say that Chuck and Lynn Pugh, owners and founders of Cane Creek Farm, are the epitome of the hobby-farming dream: They bought their land in the mid-1980s and kept off-farm jobs—Lynn was a high-school chemistry teacher and Chuck has a corporate office job—while gardening in the summer and raising several animals for their children.
PHOTO: Rachael BruggerSoil is teeming with microorganisms of all kinds. In fact, there are 100 million to 1 billion bacteria alone per teaspoon of soil—that doesn’t count all of the algae, fungi and protozoa.Some microorganisms work hard to benefit your crops by fixing nitrogen, degrading organic compounds and making soil nutrients more available to plant roots, while other microorganisms are pathogens that bring fungal infections, viruses and diseases to your crops.
Home /News & Trending /Farmers Can Win Olympic Medals, TooOlympic sports and farming don’t usually come together very often. (If you’re like me, you haven’t even had time to watch the summer Olympic games because of all the work that needs to be done outside.) But when it really comes down to it, Olympic athletes and farmers have quite a few things in common: They work hard, they’re determined and they take great pride in their achievements.
Home /Animal Care / Chickens /I See Chickens EverywherePHOTO: Ana HotalingWhen I started driving my Grand Cherokee last autumn, suddenly Grand Cherokees were everywhere: at the supermarket, on the highway, at the gym. Everywhere I looked, there they were. I don’t know how I could have possibly missed the plethora of Grand Cherokees that have apparently existed around me all these years.
I& 39;ve worked in the lawn care business for many years and know the importance of good equipment when it comes to producing high-quality work. In my experience, trimming is the part of lawn care most people neglect. (Specifically, I& 39;m talking to those who have a lawn care business, but also to home owners who take their lawns seriously.
Home /News & Trending /Garden Igloo Designed For Those Who Like to Spend All Year OutdoorsGarden Igloo Designed For Those Who Like to Spend All Year OutdoorsGarden Igloo Designed for Those Who Like to Spend All Year Outdoors – Urban Farms iglooThis canopy is good for spending time outside without worrying about the summer heat or winter chill.