Thanks to the burst of heat and humidity the last couple weeks, my okra plants have exploded. Okra likes heat and the plants usually grow to four to five feet tall. But this cool summer has kept them short and their fruits in short supply as well. Yep, okra is another one of those “vegetables” which are actually fruits. Continue reading
Illinois Farm Girl
I am a farmer's daughter, a farmers' wife, a mother, volunteer and gardener. My childhood spent on Rural Route 2 was filled with adventure, achievement, and a bushel of disappointments. But an appreciation for hardwork, nature's power, sunrises and sunsets keeps me believing that life on the farm is the greatest challenge tempered by the greatest rewards. This is the life & times of an Illinois farm girl.
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