Category: Farm

“Life on the Farm”: Harvest time arrives!

Harvest season was not a special season just for our family; the entire neighborhood marked it on their calendars. Locals would show up hoping to take home the “culls” – the squash that were not marketable. These might have had a few blemishes on the outside but were perfectly serviceable for family-favorite recipes like fried squash or, my favorite, squash casserole.

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Tarpon Springs man lives in Florida’s first ‘hempcrete’ home

This house, in Tarpon Springs, looks just like many others throughout the Sunshine State. But don’t let its benign appearance fool you. This single-family home is unique (so far) in Florida. / Bob Clayton   Bob Clayton can boast about something that no other resident of the Sunshine State can (though he wants to change that). Clayton moved into his new home – made of “hempcrete” – in 2014. No one else in the state is known to have built a house composed of the hemp plant’s woody core and a lime-based binder. In almost every way, the home...

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