Harvesting Goji Berry | Wolfberry | Lycium barbarum

This week I was out Harvesting Goji Berry | Wolfberry | Lycium barbarum.  I’m a little late, but did have some berries left.  Normally I’m harvesting from July until first frost, but this year I have been tied up...

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Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist Book Review

This Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist Book Review provides information on Michael Judd’s book.  The book has eight chapters.  I outline each of the chapters below followed by my thoughts of the book as a whole.Introduction The introduction chapter...

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Epi059 Great Escape Farms Podcast

This post covers Epi059 Great Escape Farms Podcast - The Week in Review, Frederick Paw Paw Festival, Ginger Beer, and Happy Anniversary Great Escape Farms.Great Escape Farms PodcastGreat Escape Podcast is an audio version of the blog posts from...

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Happy Anniversary Great Escape Farms

Happy Anniversary Great Escape Farms!  One year ago today Great Escape Farms posted our first blog post on GreatEscapeFarms.com.  After one year we have a successful blog post with 287 articles, a YouTube channel with 111 videos, a podcast...

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Ginger Beer at the Paw Paw Festival

I met Ryan at the Paw Paw Festival in Frederick, MD.  He brewed some Ginger Beer and was giving out samples and explaining how to make his brew.  He was nice enough to explain what he was doing for...

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Frederick Paw Paw Festival 2016

This past weekend I attended the Frederick Paw Paw Festival 2016 in Frederick, MD hosted by author Michael Judd.  The festival included paw paw tasting, paw paw ice cream making, tours of his straw bale house, tours of his...

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Epi058 Great Escape Farms Podcast

This post covers Epi058 Great Escape Farms Podcast - The Week in Review, Early September 2016 Homestead Update, Propagating Autumn Olive, and Homemade Pizza Oven.Great Escape Podcast is an audio version of the blog posts from Great Escape Farms,...

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Homemade Pizza Oven | Paw Paw Festival

This weekend I witnessed the maiden voyage of a Homemade Pizza Oven made by Ron of Ron’s Handyman Services.  He custom made this oven and is willing to transport it to your party or will build one for you. Paw...

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Propagating Autumn Olive

This post shows the process of propagating autumn olive using softwood cuttings and a mist irrigation system. The process involves taking cuttings during the summer, dipping the cutting in rooting hormone, and putting the cutting into a soil that...

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Early September 2016 Homestead Update

This post is an Early September 2016 Homestead Update for Great Escape Farms.  We cover 1550-gallon water storage tanks, garden harvest, food forest update, and finally an update on the ever persistent ground hog.Those Are Some Big Tanks This past...

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