Posts in category On the Farm

Freddy Farms Onions

Freddy Farms Onions

“An onion can make people cry but there’s never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.”- Will Rogers Will Rogers was right about onions. I don’t think anyone here at the farm was laughing while they planted the onions. It involves a lot of bending over which results in some creaking noises, a few […]

Spring Garden

Spring Garden

Do you have a childhood memory of walking behind your dad or grandfather as they tilled the garden? Do you remember the feel of cool, soft earth between your bare toes? A lot of people haven’t had that experience but it’s never too late to create one. By that I mean gardens and memories. What […]

Egg-straordinary Information

Egg-straordinary Information

What’s the difference between store-bought and free range eggs? Mostly, it’s in the diet of the chicken who laid the eggs. The commercial chicken’s diet is controlled by its owner in the feed it eats; most commercial chickens have a very restricted, vegetarian diet. On the other hand, the free range chicken is allowed to […]

To Bee or Not To Bee

To Bee or Not To Bee

Meanwhile on the farm, We have come to realize on of our bee colonies has become africanized!! This is alarming for several reasons. Once this happens to a colony, the bees become extremely aggressive. This consequently increases the difficulty of obtaining apiary sites. An agitated Africanized colony can release around 50% of the hives bees […]

Fergie sees her shadow amidst the blu...

Fergie sees her shadow amidst the bluebonnets!

Fergie did indeed see her shadow today while sitting in the bluebonnets…grilling time!!

Pennsylvania Phil or Fredericksburg F...

Pennsylvania Phil or Fredericksburg Farms’ Fergie

Saying hello and saying goodbye

Saying hello and saying goodbye

We have two new Barbados lambs born this week… and we took our 6 calves to market yesterday so it was goodbye to some ranch babies and hello to the newborn lambs who join our 2 Blackbuck antelope babies. It looked like this over the weekend but the weather has turned WINTERY again so instead […]

Tackling the New Year

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Written by: Rachel Karp Two days: That’s all the time it takes for us to realize that 2013 is now history. The New Year looms before us full of possibilities and goals and ambition. We, each in our own way, feel the change in time and set resolutions for ourselves. Striving to become better people, […]

Spreading Love and Joy

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Spreading joy this holiday season is a tradition for Fredericksburg Farms. We love our town, and we love even more those who call this little speck of Texan heaven home. A few of us have been born and raised in this little town and appreciate all the love that has gone into developing Fredericksburg as […]

Taking Pictures

Taking Pictures

My sister Randye and my brother-in-law Steve own Fredericksburg Farms. I am a high school teacher in another town and I help out on the website. This weekend I was in Fredericksburg to see the family including my dad, Glenn. My sister and I took some new pictures for the website. See what you think. […]