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If you’re visiting the the Funny Farm’s website at RoundRockFunnyFarm.blogspot.com you’ll notice a bold, new look. Some colors were adjusted, content added and a new layout was built for the farm blog. A few more changes are in order, but things should be looking good enough now for the world to see.

There has been a lot changing on the farm as well. The pumpkins have been growing like crazy in the cooler, sunny weather. More cherry tomatoes are growing and being harvested everyday. Bees have been extremely active in the mid-day keeping everything pollinated. We sure appreciate their help!

The next posting will have pictures of the new chicken pen. It’s nearing completion with only 1 section of fence left to finish. They’ll be happier in their new 8×12 pen. It will have a small coop, a hanging feeder and a new float watering system. All of these changes should make things a lot easier for us.

The mixed up patch.
A growing pumpkin!
Strawberries still growing.
Bees snacking on a pumpkin flower.
The artichoke sprouts.
Cherry tomatoes!

It’s been really tough keeping up with the farm blog pictures -priorities have been adjusted in the Funny Farm household. The 1st grade and kung-fu lessons have thrown us all for a loop. All that, along with trying to maintain the farm and chickens with all the cooler, wet weather, we’ve been getting has definitely taught us to juggle better.

We’ve taken our first, very small harvest of corn that will be enjoyed at dinner this evening. The tomatoes are fruiting very well and if we can get some warm weather again, they should ripen quickly. Our first canning experiment has gone very well and we look forward to canning a lot of our own tomatoes and beans soon.

Hopefully, the chickens will be moving into their new pen in a week or two. We’ll be cutting close with the much cooler weather. They’ll need a nice, warm spot to rest and keep laying eggs for the winter.

Daily Farm Pic – September 28th, 2009
Honeydew Melon
More melons and butternut squash.
The new chicken pen.

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Daily Farm Pic 09.20.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 09.20.09 pm
The corn patch.
The honeydews are growing quite nicely!

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The butternut squash vines are nearing 5ft already. Pumpkins have made a lot of flowers but aren’t showing signs of fruit yet. The beans are climbing the trellises and the peas will be right behind them.
Daily Farm Pic 09.01.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 09.01.09 pm
Pumpkin Flowers!

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Oh, the weather has been great this week! Plenty of clouds to keep the heat to a minimum and our highs are in the low 90s! All of our heat stricken plants have begun to perk up. Our fall garden is going to be awesome!
Daily Farm Pic 08.31.09
Butternut squash.
Bell Peppers are rockin’!
Honeydew Melon flowers.
Butternut squashes.