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15 Katie Laughing Frog Farm October 2013 MOJO and Pumpkin
I spotted a gorgeous pumpkin, and I bee-lined over like a bird dog. Photo by Katie Oxford
1 Katie Laughing Frog Farm October 2013 Working hands. As beautiful as the pumpkin
Glen Miracle's hands. Working hands. As beautiful as the pumpkin I thought. Photo by Katie Oxford
2 Katie Laughing Frog Farm October 2013 Glen Miracle and Kenan Rote
Meet Glen Miracle and his wife, Kenan Rote. Photo by Katie Oxford
16 15 Katie Laughing Frog Farm October 2013 sign
Just underneath the table, a chalkboard read Laughing Frog Farm. Photo by Katie Oxford
6 Katie Laughing Frog Farm October 2013 “We didn’t want it to encroach upon the trees. We wanted to make it look like it was here. That it belongs.” Glen Miracle
“We didn’t want it to encroach upon the trees. We wanted to make it look like it was here. That it belongs,” says Glen Miracle. Photo by Katie Oxford
7 Katie Laughing Frog Farm October 2013 Upper Ground Sweet Potato squash
Once the house was finished, they started growing the gardens. Photo by Katie Oxford
4 Katie Laughing Frog Farm October 2013 “This dirt is ready to use,” Glen said. “ The worms have done all their work.”
Eventually, they want to get the soil so good that they don’t have to till. Photo by Katie Oxford
14 Katie Laughing Frog Farm October 2013 Glen and the “Hulda” tree
Most amazing of all, though, is “Hulda,” a tree named after a woman who once helped care for Kenan’s mother. Hulda today gives off Meyer lemon, Republic of Texas orange, Orlando tangerine, Seto Satsuma mandarin and Page mandarin. Photo by Katie Oxford
8 Katie Laughing Frog Farm October 2013 Kenan, Comfrey Leaf, and Mr. Blue. (Comfrey Leaf is the most nutritious food to anything.)
To Kenan, the chickens are her babies. Here she feeds Comfrey Leaf to "Mister Blue," a Black Copper Maran rooster. Photo by Katie Oxford
10 Katie Laughing Frog Farm October 2013 Kenan moving the Gulf Coast Native Sheep. “Ringo” and “Dos” assisting.
Kenan moving the Gulf Coast native sheep, with Ringo, a donkey, and Dos, a ram, assisting. Photo by Katie Oxford
13 Katie Laughing Frog Farm October 2013 Then, they go to the blue chairs by the pond and talk about the day, taking notes.
After working from 5 a.m.-7 p.m., they go to the blue chairs by the pond and talk about the day, taking notes. Photo by Katie Oxford