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Things are really taking off this Spring. The strawberries we are growing taste absolutely amazing. Juicier, sweeter and more tender than any store-bought berry ever. This season we have about 45 berry plants growing, I can already tell next year we’ll need room for double that.

The peach trees are doing equally as well. In about 2 weeks, we’ll need to trim back the peaches so only 1 per 6-8 inches are left. We don’t want the young tree to be stressed or crack under the weight.

The drip irrigation we had installed by my now employer, Lupton Irrigation has been perfect for irrigating our strawberry patch. It lets us keep the crowns and fruits dry while getting plenty of water to the roots. This prevents any rotting of our berries!

Wipe that drool off your chin. 🙂

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 09.03.09
Corn, Pumpkins and Butternut Squash

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Heading to the Austin Farmers Market in the morning. We’ve got to get there early to make sure we get the best pickin’s.
Daily Farm Pic 08.07.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 08.07.09 pm
The drip irrigation on corn, squash and pumpkins.
Another Dragonfly…

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A wide variety of bugs have been hard at work on the Round Rock Funny Farm. There are numerous types of dragonflies in our gardens. They are flying in with many different colors. I think they’re happily eating any mosquitoes or flies they can find.
Daily Farm Pic 08.05.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 08.05.09 pm
A still dragonfly.
A nice, tall Red Velvet Okra plant. It’s just under 5ft tall.

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Lucky for us, one of the companies I do some website work for needed some upgrades at the same time we needed a new drip irrigation system. Lupton Irrigation does great irrigation work too. The barter system is the way to go! The water system is set up with 2 timers and zones. Eventually this will be expanded as we grow the size of our farm.
Daily Farm Pic 07.25.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 07.25.09 am
Our tomatoes with our new drip irrigation system.
The drip irrigation on the new patch.