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In addition to our wonderful garden and the blackberries, we have beautiful grounds, including rose bushes and a pond.  Bring the whole family and enjoy the day picking your own blackberries

 

Blackberries and vegetable gardening and home canning

How did this all start?


It all started in 1930 with both of us being born in rural agricultural Texas and Kentucky.  You cannot take the country life out of a person.  Prior to retiring in 1996 we were self-employed. We owned McMaster's Rice Hull Compost, a soil substitute for peat moss, and we sold it in Texas over to Florida, up the Mississippi River for golf green construction.

We still use rice hull compost in gardening and mulching today.  It keeps the weeds down, makes it easy to work the soil, and it provides moisture control.

So, you will see we are still near the "mother earth" with our blackberry patch and gardening.  Come see the ole Aggie, class of 1958.

 

We have a 7 1/2 acre home site and we have the blackberry patch and garden

are on about 3 acres.  Retirement is fun, work, freedom and mini farming is

good exercise for the body physically and the mind spiritually.  We get plenty of

good FRESH food and we know where it is coming from.  The crops usually

come in mid May and June each year.  During this time of the year May and

June, we welcome visitors and tours, children are welcome with parents.

 

 The blackberries are of the thornless type, no stickers, so picking your own is easy and fun for kids, scout troops, have picnics and pick berries.

Blackberries are high with antioxidants and fiber properties for good health.  Blackberries are good  in ice cream, breakfast cereals, making cobblers, jellies, juice, wine, and by the hand full.

 

 

We hope you'll come visit us this May and June and pick your own blackberries!

 

The rice hull compost is still available - do it yourself bagging, on our farm.  Bring your own bags for the compost.  Pick up trucks can be loaded with the compost as well.

What is rice hull compost?  It is a completely organic soil conditioner.  Work it into the soil for best results.  It helps in aeration, moisture retention, and it allows drainage.  It can be used in flower beds and vegetable gardens. It's good for rose bushes and shrubs too.  It's not a mulch, but is best when added to the soil.  Many golf courses have built their greens with a growing mix containing rice hull compost.  You can get the same great results in your home gardening projects.

Come See Us in May 2009

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 281-373-5357