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Starletta Schipp
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Estle Schipp Farm celebrates the hobby farm lifestyle.
Estle Schipp Farm celebrates the hobby farm lifestyle.

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Hedge-apples for Spiders: Fact or Fiction
Not a fan of spiders.  I saw the movie 'Arachnophobia,' which was single-handedly rated in the top three worst choices of my life.  Chris Pine Fear of spiders is so common that it is estimated that about 50% of the population say they have an aversion to th...

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Join My Team - Helping Hands
Many hands make light work. One of the reasons I started blogging was to share.  Share my experiences, share my quest for knowledge and to help others.  One day, I intend to make Estle Schipp Farm my full time work.  In my future, is a farm school where I t...

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Growing Garlic
You can never  have enough  garlic.  With  enough garlic, you can eat the New York times.  Morley Safer  On a recent visit to the local farmers market, I paused in front of the booth with all the beautiful garlic - there were baskets full of more types of g...

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Crush those eggshells! 

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Time to Crush Some Eggshells
Oh eggs within thine oval shell,  What palate tickling joys do dwell. unknown As you know, we have chickens at Estle Schipp Farm.  I so love having fresh eggs only a little stroll away from my kitchen door.  We use a lot of eggs every week. When you keep ch...

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Stevia - How Sweet It Is!
When life gives you lemons, add sweet tea.  Unknown It has been a wonderful few weeks in the garden at Estle Schipp Farm!  Everything is green and growing quickly.  We've enjoyed fresh, crisp salads and are eagerly awaiting that first ripe tomato.  The herb...

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Save the Radish Greens!
The first gatherings of the garden in May of salads, radishes and herbs made me feel like a mother about her baby ... how could anything so beautiful be mine.  Alice B. Toklas The joy of the May garden is in full swing at Estle Schipp Farm.  The lettuce cal...

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Time to grow some old--fashioned lilacs!

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Just now the lilac is in bloom   All before my little room. Rupert Brooke  This quote made me smile as I remember that one of my granddaughters decided that the lilacs my daughter had cut and brought into the house belonged in her room.  "I need these" sh...
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