Virtual Farmer’s Markets Pt. 2

Farmer Jill grows a crop of spectacular naturally tree-ripened peaches down Georgia way, but Consumer Jack in North Dakota isn’t going to hop in his car and drive 1500 miles to buy them. She has a number of options to sell her peaches while they’re at the peak of perfection: the local farmer’s market or […]

Virtual Farmer’s Markets Pt. 1

Today’s small family farmers and ranchers are Rent Mother Nature‘s pioneers on the front lines of the “green” revolution. They all share one thing: They understand the grace Mother Earth bestows upon us in the bounty of her fields, forests, and seas. Some of these new pioneers were born to farming, some have chosen this […]

Wildflower Honey Hive Report

The beekeepers at Rent Mother Nature had all kinds of weather this spring–cold, cool, hot, warm, some bursts of rain– but now that summer is here, it is mostly warm with some cool days. The bees seem to have taken it all in stride and are busy now pollinating, gathering nectar, and making honey. The little […]

Pecan tree lease

Rent Mother Nature’s pecan grower tells us that the outer hull of your pecans are drying and just now beginning to crack.  They will stay on the tree in that condition until the hull becomes completely dry.  Then, they begin to fall to the ground.  Of course, once they begin to fall, our growers along […]

Peach Tree Lease Progress Report

Rent Mother Nature’s peach growers told us that this year’s crop is looking great -Georgia’s sunny weather helps the ripening process along in fine style! As we repeat in so many reports, there is a good reason for tree-ripened produce to be prized. The longer a peach remains on the tree the more acid turns to […]

Maple Syrup Harvest 2017

The good news is that Rent Mother Nature has made, and will continue making, really delicious, pure maple syrup again this year. The unfortunate part of this year is that we started in January and that this is probably not an aberration—it may be the new normal. Sugar making for us over the last century […]