Tuesday, May 31, 2016

New Greenhouse at Restoration Farm

 

One of the new products we are producing at Restoration Farm is Micro Greens. We built this new greenhouse addition to our barn so that we can grow our micro greens in a separate area than our Heirloom tomatoes and our other crops.

As the name suggests, microgreens are just miniature plants of greens, herbs or other vegetables. Like sprouts, they are a concentrated nutrient source and packed with beneficial enzymes because of their rapid growth.

Microgreens also solve the problem of the potential for bacteria growth in sprouts (though it is very rare) because they are grown in an open-air environment and in soil. Unlike sprouts, only the stem and leaves are eaten, not the seed and root. 




The chefs at our restaurant customers love the freshness and taste of our microgreens and the fact they can be close to the preparation station so that the cooks can easily add them to any plate. We also sell them each Saturday at the Osage Beach Farmers Market.





Here is a slide show of the building of the greenhouse.

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For more information about our microgreens visit our website Restoration Farm. You can also test us at 573 789 1224 or email us at larry@the-restoration-farm.com.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Ward Foley

My granddaughter, Dakota, shared with me a book she was reading by Ward Foley called "Thank My Lucky Scars".

I am interested in having Ward come to Restoration Farm for an event. My first step is to find out how much interest there is in hearing Ward. Please watch this video and get back with me.


To connect with me Comment to this post or email me at larry@the-restoration-farm.com.

You have a story just as Ward does and I want to encourage you to use it to encourage others.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Begin Living a New Reality

We often live our lives based on a false reality. Even after accepting Jesus as our savior and receiving the Holy Spirit we keep living the life we had before. I speak this from experience because I sometimes live from the reality of my old life instead of the now.

We are told that the temple of God is no longer located in a building but now located within every believer.

1 Corinthians 6: 19? You should know that your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit that you received from God and that lives in you. You don’t own yourselves.

1 Corinthians 3: 16 You should know that you yourselves are God’s temple. God’s Spirit lives in you.

We are also told that the Kingdom of God is not located just in Heaven but here on the earth.

Luke 17: 21? People will not say, ‘Look, God’s kingdom is here!’ or ‘There it is!’ No, God’s kingdom is here with you.

We are told that Jesus lives in us by the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 13: 5 Look closely at yourselves. Test yourselves to see if you are living in the faith. Don’t you realize that Christ Jesus is in you? Of course, if you fail the test, he is not in you.

We are told that our enemies are defeated because Jesus defeated them and that we belong to God.


1 John 4: 4?  My dear children, you belong to God, so you have already defeated these false prophets. That’s because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

I believe that if we begin to live our lives based on this new reality the old reality will become less and less active in our lives. 

I believe if we live as if we are the temple of God we will sin less, if we live as if we are now citizens of the Kingdom instead of just a future hope that we will live in Heaven (not that is not a good hope but Christ came for us to have an abundant life now. John 10: 10)

I believe if we live as if Jesus is living in us our actions will reflect His.

I believe if we will live as if our enemy was defeated by Jesus Christ we will live a life of victory.

Having said all of that I know how hard it is to live this type of life. I want to encourage you to hang with other believers who have this new view of reality. Eventually you will find yourself living a more abundant life and one that impacts the lives of others beyond what you thought you could.