Corn

photo credit: Return to Sunday Supper Ever wonder why corn is planted in blocks? Or what that shiny golden silk is for? Corn is part of the family Poaceae - grass family, along with maize, barley, oats, rice, rye and sorghum. It is pollinated by wind. The male flower is the crown at the

Poison Oak

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Anyone who has been to the farm knows this sight well. Poison Oak comes in all shapes and sizes, vines, bushes, on the ground, up a tree, on the edge of a grape trellis. . . In the winter it is hiding without the leaves we all learn to identify (lobed leaves of 3). But

Pickled Magic

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With quieter times on the farm, our homeschool program and Wavecrest Montessori students are the lucky kiddos spending time on the farm. This month, Homeschool enjoyed our (finally!) ready carrots to turn into some pickled magic, while helping sow some peas for the future. The Wavecrest Montessori students are back in the swing of things,

Winter Upon Us

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Winter season is a great time for us farm folks to maintain, grow, and plan at a slower space. Because of the colder temperatures, harvest dates are farther apart, leaving us with some much needed maintenance time. Here at Farm Discovery, our strawberries have been planted and we are working to ensure each one has