July 15th Is National Ice Cream Day

July 14th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Something very special happens on the third Sunday in July each year – National Ice Cream Day! Established in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, as part of National Ice Cream Month, National Ice Cream Day is dedicated to the ice cream lover in all of us. And what better way to celebrate the day than […]

July 15th-21st Is National Rabbit Week

July 13th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Hey all you rabbit fans! It’s National Rabbit Week! Intended to promote responsible rabbit ownership, as well as celebrate the overall cuteness of our long-eared friends, National Rabbit Week is the perfect excuse to learn something new about the little hoppers. If you are considering the addition of a rabbit to your family, the most […]

Hitch-N-Ditch Cheap Trencher That Hooks To Your Car/Truck Trailer Hitch

July 9th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

I thought the Hitch-N-Ditch was a pretty sweet product and the price is not bad either at $285.00 plus shipping. That’s probably around what your going to pay to rent a gas powered trencher for the day. It also has a lifetime warranty. You can use it to put in underground wiring or run conduit/PVC […]

I’m Farming and I Grow It Song Parody

July 9th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

A parody music video promoting agriculture! If you like it, feel free to share it with your friends! No copyright infringement of original song intended. Become a fan of our new facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/PetersonFarmBros Follow Greg Peterson on Twitter @gregpeterson33 Greg Peterson Music Fan Page: Lyrics: When I’m up at seven, the sunrise gives me […]

Aloe Vera in Aquaponics by Murray Hallam of Practical Aquaponics

July 8th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Here’s a video by Murray Hallam. Seen here he’s growing Aloe Vera in Aquaponics. How cool is that.  I’m curious if you can get it to grow in raft culture with heavy aeration? Anyone know before I try it out? Discuss here on the blog or on the Practical Aquaponics Discussion Forum.

Lending Club – Reviews Scams Complaints Strategy – What’s Your Take On It?

July 6th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

So I was reading the latest edition (June 25, 2012) of Forbes magazine today. I bought it for the article “81 new ways to get rich from do-it-yourself funds to legal tax dodges, the ultimate battle plan for your cash”.  One article on page 172 by Chris Barth caught my eye entitled “Lend The Neighbor […]

Awesome Irish San Francisco Movers – Irish Times Moving In SF

July 3rd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

If you live in or around the California Bay Area and are looking for San Francisco movers, look no further. Since 1995, Martin O’Neill and his team of bay area movers at Irish Times Moving have put the concerns and feelings of their clients first; placing great importance on the well being of their client’s […]

A Visit to Say Hay Farms With Chris Hay In Woodland California

July 2nd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Just wanted to post a few pictures I took of the 8 acres of certified organic pasture at Say Hay Farms in Woodland, CA. I was at a NCAT National Center For Appropriate Technology educational event on the farm about raising pastured chickens for eggs and meat with produce. If your interesting in buying eggs […]

Burning Man Propane Poofer Fire / Flame Effects

July 2nd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

So I recently took a class at The Crucible on Flame Effects for Art. It teaches you how to safely make different types of flame and fire effects with propane along with using accumulators to make the Poofer effects people (like the Flaming Lotus Girls) bring to Burning Man. Here’s a quick description of the […]

July 8th-14th Is National Farriers Week

July 2nd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

National Farriers Week, which occurs during the second week of July each year, was created in 1999 by American Farriers Journal as a special way for the equine community to pay respect to a very important group of hoof care professionals and recognize the contributions they make to the horse world. “Being a farrier goes […]

July 8th Is National Barn Day

July 2nd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Falling on the second Sunday of July each year, National Barn Day is a time for folks across the country to celebrate an iconic symbol of America, and perhaps more importantly, the American farming community. A farm is not a farm without a barn, if you ask me. As the main structures of farms, barns […]

July 4th Is National Barbecue Day

July 1st, 2012 by Craig Mullins

In addition to celebrating Independence Day on July 4th, the day also has the honor of being National Barbecue Day. Like so many other food holidays, the origin of National Barbecue Day is a tough one to nail down. My assumption is that the day was an attempt by food companies to drum up extra […]

July 4th Is Independence Day

July 1st, 2012 by Craig Mullins

In the United States of America, July 4th is the day the country celebrates its hard-fought Independence from England, which first occurred in 1776. It is a federal holiday, which means all government and financial institutions, like post offices and banks, are closed for the day. This year, the Fourth of July falls on a […]

July 1st Is Build A Scarecrow Day

July 1st, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Scarecrows aren’t just for Halloween. In fact, scarecrows aren’t even really for the autumn months at all. It may not seem like it on the surface, but July 1st is the perfect time for Build a Scarecrow Day. Most field crops grow during the summer months, thus creating a need for the scarecrow during that […]

A Visit To Soul Food Farms With Alexis Koefoed in Vacaville, CA

June 29th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Just wanted to post a few pictures I took of the 55 acres of certified organic pasture at Soul Food Farms. I was at a NCAT National Center For Appropriate Technology educational event on the farm about raising pastured chickens for eggs and meat. If your interesting in buying either you can get more info […]

Hank Williams, Jr. Is Coming To Ironstone Amphitheatre In Murphys California on June 30th 2012

June 13th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

The Ironstone Amphitheatre 2012 Summer Concert Season is here! On Saturday, June 30, 2012 Ironstone Amphitheatre in Murphys, California will welcome Hank Williams, Jr. with special guest Elvin Bishop. The show starts at 7:30pm, with doors to the venue opening to the general public an hour before. Tickets for the Hank Williams, Jr. show at […]

June 30th Is Great American Picnic Day

June 7th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Ten days after the First Day of Summer is a day devoted to one of summer’s most enjoyed activities – the picnic. Great American Picnic Day is on June 30th of each year and is a day to celebrate the family-friendly experience of eating outdoors. …ideally taking place in a beautiful landscape such as a […]

June 25th Is National Log Cabin Day

June 7th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

“There are elements of intrinsic beauty in the simplification of a house built on the log cabin idea.” – Gustav Stickley, Furniture Designer When log cabins are mentioned, most of think of America’s frontier days, when daily life was far more rough and rugged than it is today, but a whole lot more simple and […]

June 25th Is National Catfish Day

June 3rd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

If you’re a big fan of catfish like we are at Mullins Farms, and are super excited about National Catfish Day, you have President Ronald Reagan to thank. In 1987 President Reagan issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring June 25th to forever be National Catfish Day – a day to celebrate the value of farm-raised catfish. […]

June 24th-30th Is Take Your Pet To Work Week

June 3rd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

The week after Take Your Dog To Work Day is Take Your Pet To Work Week – a whole week dedicated to bringing not just your dog to work, but your other animals as well! As with Take Your Dog To Work Day, the brainchild behind Take Your Pet To Work Week is Pet Sitter […]

June 24th-30th Is National Camping Week

June 3rd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

My love for camping began as a child and has remained for over three decades. I’ve camped during every season at one point in my life or another, but enjoy summer camping most of all. There’s just something about the smell of pine in the morning and the coolness of river water on the really […]

June 22nd Is Take Your Dog To Work Day

June 3rd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Since I work from home, every day is Take Your Dog To Work Day; but for the rest of you, it’s June 22nd. Take Your Dog To Work Day was created by Pet Sitter International as a way to give back to the pet community and was first observed in 1999 to “celebrate the great […]

June 20th Is The First Day Of Summer

June 3rd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

In the northern hemisphere, the first day of summer is the one day of the year when the Sun is farthest north; it’s known and the Summer Solstice and has more hours of daylight than any other day – about 14 ½ in the U.S. Fact: The word solstice comes from the Latin sol, meaning […]

Review Of The Commercial French Fry Cutter by LEM Products

May 30th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Calling all creative cooks and chefs! Your kitchen is not complete until you have a Commercial French Fry Cutter by LEM Products You can purchase a  LEM Products Commercial French Fry Cutter by clicking this link from Amazon. 🙂 With a heavy duty all metal construction this fry cutter cuts more than just potatoes; making […]

June 18th Is National Go Fishing Day

May 29th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

As with so many of the fun holidays I’ve written about, there seems to be no clear origin of National Fishing Day. But no matter – because any excuse to fish is a good excuse, right? The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series […]

June 17th Is National Eat Your Vegetables Day

May 29th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Incorporating vegetables into your daily diet is essential to your health and longevity, so it’s no surprise that there is a National Eat Your Vegetables Day. It’s the perfect day to try a new vegetable or vegetable-heavy recipe and learn more about the positive effect vegetables have on your physical wellbeing. There are a variety […]

June 17th Is Fathers Day

May 29th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Believe it or not, the history of Father’s Day is a vast and fairly confusing one; and apparently a bit of resistance from our male-dominated Congress. According to record, it all started on July 5, 1908 when West Virginia church member Mrs. Grace Golden Clayton organized a Father’s Day event through her church’s Sunday sermon, […]

June 14th Is Pig Callers Day

May 29th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Occurring on June 14th each year, Pig Caller’s Day is often celebrated through community pig calling contests and state championships. Pig Callers Day is devoted to honoring the pig callers of the world, like Roxanne, who is affectionately known as the “pig lady.” She collects pigs and is also a world-champion hog caller. Roxanne has […]

June 14th Is Flag Day

May 29th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

In the month of July the United States celebrates their Independence, but twenty days before, on June 14th, they pay homage to their country’s flag with Flag Day. Although not an official federal holiday (meaning banks and post offices are not closed), most states across the country commemorate the day in one way or another. […]

June 13th Is National Weed Your Garden Day

May 29th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

June seems to be a very popular month for gardening holidays, as this is the third such post I’ve written in the past few days – June 3rd-9th Is National Garden Week and June 6th Is National Gardening Exercise Day being the first two. It may not seem like it on the surface, but National […]