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  1. Reality Check for New Backyard Farmers

    Courtesy of Roxanne C., Philadelphia PA Still high from a full season of farming conferences, and primed by government funded training programs, new farmers are now heading back to the land to pursue their farm dreams. Most often they include a farmstead set amid rolling hills, a lone tractor silhouetted against...

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  2. Irrigating Sub-acre Plots

    Courtesy of Michael K. , Good Fortune Farm, Brandywine MD Here is some general advice regarding irrigating plots under an acre. 1. Check the volume your well pumps in GMP, time how long it takes to fill a 5 gallon bucket. Also the pressure using a pressure gauge. Do this...

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  3. DIY Pumping System

    Courtesy of John S., Blue Ribbon Eggs, Franklin, NC I have poor water pressure and a variable well, but 400′ of year round creek on one side of my property. I also have a friendly neighbor who is also a subsistence farmer that spent 30 years on oil rigs in...

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  4. Drip Irrigation Setup

    Courtesy of John S., Blue Ribbon Eggs, Franklin, NC With your ‘Mediterranean’ type weather system long, dry summers are your problem. Evaporation and plant scorching from any type of over-head system is going to be challenging. I would think some conformation of drip would be a natural for you. Drip...

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