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Daily Farm Pic 09.17.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 09.17.09 pm
More of the corn.
A tiny honeydew melon.

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Daily Farm Pic 08.22.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 08.22.09 pm
The tomtatoes and peppers.
Pumpkins growing very well.

The tomatoes are all starting to ripen. Now all we have to do is beat the birds to them in the mornings! We started to put mesh bags over the ripening ones to stop what we can. We’ll also be putting in some sort of scarecrow to see if that helps. Wish us luck.

Missed the morning picture 😦
Our first Homestead tomato!

Our backyard fig tree had developed a rust fungus. The only solution was to completely defoliate the tree. I did this a few weeks ago and we already have new leaves growing. The little tree will be just fine but I doubt we will get any figs from it. We did get to eat our first homegrown fig just the other day. It was big and juicy with a perfectly sweet taste. We’re excited about growing more!

The little monster is back in town! Now we have our free labor back on the farm. Tomorrow there won’t be any fun around here at all and we’ll load her with chores until she can’t handle it anymore. Well, at least that how she sees it all.

We’re actually going to have a fun family day tomorrow. There’s a nice long bike ride planned, planting a few veggies in the garden and then swimming!

Missed the afternoon picture 😦 We were spending time with Grandma and the monster.

Everything’s mulched and ready for the summer. We need to make sure the soil retains a good amount of moisture in the Texas heat. The local recycling center has free composted mulch available to residents. We loaded our work horse and brought a truckload home.

Missed the morning pictures 😦

We took a random little drive into a nice looking neighborhood in IN. We found some other families with really nice gardens. We love to see veggies growing! It’s so much fun to grow your own food. Why don’t more people do it?

It was neat to see them using old scrap steel poles for bean supports. Better to reuse old junk than buy new junk, I think.