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Post  rmifflin on 3/8/2012, 7:37 am

Hi folks, I'm Rick Mifflin from Dittmer,Mo. I live with my wife Pamela and our critters on Turtle Creek Farm, 12 acres of our own personal paradise. We also have started a new business starting and selling heirloom vegetable plants and flowers in the spring then converting the hoop houses to veggie production to market all naturally grown heirloom vegetables at local farmers markets.We currently have 16 raised beds in use and 2 18'x36' high tunnel hoop houses under construction, with room to add 6-8 more hoop houses as the business expands. Our horses(Missouri Foxtrotters), goats and chickens provide us with plenty of high quality manure as well as old hay etc to fuel our composting operation.We also grow Shiitake and Blue Oyster mushrooms down by the creek in a patch of dense trees and have planted a large number of ginseng seeds in our wooded area, hoping for a good payoff crop in a few years.We grow the majority of our own food, canning and freezing the produce, collecting the free range eggs and bartering with others for dairy products we don't produce.I also help manage a neighbors gardening operation. My "day job" is performing musician, playing "Americana" music-mostly Bluegrass and Folk but also Classic country and I've been known to rock out on occasion.We host an Acoustic Jam Session the last Sunday of every month where all are welcome happy turtle
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welcome and WOW

Post  curio on 3/8/2012, 8:13 am

It sounds like you have a very enviable setup there Smile

I look forward to seeing your posts (if you have time with all that going on) and hopefully will be able to pick your brains from time to time.
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Post  CindiLou on 3/8/2012, 10:18 am

Would love to see lots of pictures.

Don't think I'll come visit too soon but would love to see your set up in person. But your 300 miles south of me!
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Post  GWN on 3/8/2012, 10:32 am

Hi there MANY things in your post have interested me. I am working with hoop houses as well, I am likely a lot colder zone than you.
I grow several varieties of tomatoes, I have never had success growing mushrooms, but I sure pick pounds and pounds every years.
Also a folk musician and actually performed in Cape Girardeau a couple of times in the past.
Sounds like you have an incredible set up there.

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Post  sfg4uKim on 3/8/2012, 12:04 pm

Hi Rick & welcome to the Forum!

Sounds like a great place you've got there. In addition to "raised bed gardening" do you also do Square Foot Gardening using Mel's Mix?

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Post  quiltbea on 3/8/2012, 12:26 pm

Welcome to the forum. I sure would like to see a blog of your Farm. Sounds very interesting. You are living the dream of many people.
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Post  rmifflin on 3/8/2012, 9:56 pm

Hi everyone! Yes to the question about square foot gardening and Mel's mix, we use it in many of our beds, converting some beds to it each year.It's not exactly cheap, the peat and vermiculite are over $20 per bag now, but eventually all the beds will be Mel'sMix.We still grow corn in a patch and our berries in raised rows. The mushrooms are grown from plugs inoculated into logs we cut in our woods.They are stacked in a boggy shady area and soak up the moisture,activating the spawn.We started with about 400 plugs for about $50 and are adding another thousand plugs this spring.The Ginseng is sown wild and left to it's own devices,as the closer to wild grown it is, the better.We are keenly interested in trying out the Tilapia farming with elevated hydroponic beds inside a greenhouse.The fish feed the plants their waste and we eat the fish!Maybe next year we'll try a small version just to see how it goes.
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Post  rmifflin on 3/8/2012, 9:59 pm

BTW.if you google turtlecreekfarmstore we come up first, that's our farm website
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Post  FamilyGardening on 3/8/2012, 11:24 pm

welcome to the forum!

you are living the dream cheers ....something hubby and i would love to do.....we keep talking and making plans....its hard ...we would need to put our home up for sale....... .we love the area we live in and we keep improving the gardens and keep adding more gardening area's....what we have run into is not enough space and we are in the city limits so we are limited on what kind and how many animals we can have....

hope you are able to post some pics....would love to see your work/fun sunny

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