Our Story

We are Jim and Liz Stitzel, and we are first-generation farmers residing in Colfax, IN. We have a toddler and an infant – leaving dull moments nearly extinct! We have owned our little, 40-acre farm since January 2006 and have … Continue reading

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Goats for Sale!

We are in the midst of culling our goat herd. We have had several very successful breeding seasons the last few years, and our herd has grown beyond the size ideal for our management. If you’re interested in purchasing either … Continue reading

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And They’ve Adjusted…

A week or so after the second transplant, an inspection of the ‘chokes confirms they were transplanted at the correct time! Everyone has grown dramatically, stretching out in their new-found space! They are upright and happy again instead of looking … Continue reading

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Increasing in Stature!

In response to the suspense no artichoke updates has brought to the farming world, we offer your next installment! Last week, the time came to transplant our little fanged friends into larger abodes! Upon removing them from the previous pots … Continue reading

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Artichokes: Still growing!

Our young artichoke friends are still growing, oblivious to the low wind chills and general artichoke killing weather occurring just outside and above their young heads. Their true leaves are getting larger, just barely superseding the coddle leaves in size, … Continue reading

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Artichokes: The baby teeth are emerging!

Finally, the young ‘chokes are gaining their first set of true leaves… still appearing little and harmless! However, it is critical at this point to move them into their own pots before their young roots reach out to the edges … Continue reading

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Winter Blanket

If we hadn’t already been convinced that winter has entrenched itself here, going out to inspect the hoop houses yesterday certainly would have settled the matter. All of our low tunnels have all but disappeared in the drifts that have … Continue reading

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