Now in Bloom: Sunflower Patch at Arbor Day Farm

Aug 07 by in General tagged , , , with 3 comments

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Reason #32 to come to Arbor Day Farm in early- to mid-August: the one acre sunflower patch is in glorious full bloom.

Granted, there’s no shortage of beautiful landscapes and interesting things to photograph across these 260 acres in any season. But this sunny patch along the Discovery Ride path is simply magnificent.

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Survive Summer’s Heat with Ice Cream

Aug 04 by in Recipes tagged , , , with no comments

For those of us in the Midwest, the month of August typically holds some of the hottest days of the entire summer. I’m not a huge fan of sweltering heat, but I do enjoy a cool dessert… and they taste even better on hot summer days.

Here’s a refreshing recipe for a summertime classic: Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. Simply toss in any fruit from your garden or your local farmer’s market, and you’ve got the perfect remedy for the dog days of summer.

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