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Slowpoke Farm is a 20 year chemical free farm, south of Cisco, Texas. Our operation is diverse. We raise some livestock; jersey cows, heritage pigs and some poultry. We garden a few acres, which includes fruit trees, perennial and annual vegetables. Recently, we transitioned from selling at farmer’s markets to a retail store and restaurant […]

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It’s what’s happening at Slowpoke right now: grafting trees and feeling grateful about being reviewed in Texas Monthly! At the farm house, you can always find a bowl, a bag or a pile of fruit seeds.  You cannot eat a piece of fruit without saving the seed.  One of our best apple trees came from […]

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When we talk to people getting started in farming or gardening, we have a couple things we share with every person.  First, we tell them to start small.  Don’t buy 1,000 chickens or plant 5 acres of watermelons, right off the bat.  We learned so much from the first 25 chickens, the first two (2) […]

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Absolutely nothing makes a farmer happier than rain falling on his dry, parched land. There has been rain in the area and all around us, however, this is the first rain we’ve received in months. We are always happy someone is getting rain, but it’s hard not to feel envious, when you are not a recipient. In hot, […]

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I guess preparing for next year, in the beginning of July, may not sound like a Slowpoke characteristic, but we are doing it. All the garden rows are planted and we’re waiting on things to produce or ripen so we are tending to the perennials. Nick is working on the two (2) asparagus rows. Anyone who grows […]

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Even Bunny sees the benefit of a well mulched garden. Our only complaint is when she tries to remove the mulch to lay in the cool, moist dirt. Once and awhile she’ll lay on top of it – good doggie. We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to mulch your garden. Your plants will thank you. Your […]

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