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Daily Farm Pic 09.15.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 09.15.09 pm
Some corn.
A plump Butternut Squash

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Daily Farm Pic 09.08.09

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Daily Farm Pic 09.07.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 09.07.09 am

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Daily Farm Pic 09.03.09
Corn, Pumpkins and Butternut Squash

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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.

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The monster and I managed to do a lot of chores on the farm today. We added more to the new chicken pen. The poles are in concrete but with the windy storms around here, the roof will also need cable anchors to the fence. Plenty of other cleanup work was done as well as entertaining the chickens with hip-hop music.

The butternut squash are doing great with 3″ fruits already on the vines. We learned how to control the pollination so we can make sure to have pure seed for next season -squash are famous for cross-breeding.

Daily Farm Pic 08.30.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 08.30.09 pm

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Well, you might notice a jump forward in the blog emails. I got a little behind on posting the daily pictures and didn’t want to flood any email boxes. Everything is now caught up even though I missed this morning’s picture. We’re still adjusting to the new 1st grade schedule and this was our first Saturday to sleep in.

We had a good bit of rain this week. Not enough to recover from our drought but enough to cool temps and make our tomatoes and seedlings happy. The late-summer to fall garden is growing rapidly. Our broccoli and cabbage seeds have sprouted and will be in the ground in a few weeks. Onions and leeks were planted directly in the ground in a drier section of the garden. We’re really excited about our fall garden.

There’s going to be more construction work going on the gardens. Not only is the chicken pen growing and becoming permanent, but there will be small green houses going over several garden patches.

Daily Farm Pic 08.29.09