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Daily Farm Pic 09.16.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 09.16.09 pm
More of the corn!

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Daily Farm Pic 08.27.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 08.27.09 pm
The squash handled the storm just fine.
The okra did not. Heavy winds blew it over.

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All the veggies on the farm are growing well in this heat. We had a short ‘cool’ snap of of weather in the mid to upper 90s. It was nice but too short. We’re definitely ready for the cooler weather and growing broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and many other veggies for the fall.
Daily Farm Pic 08.12.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 08.12.09 pm
The drip irrigation system at work.
The Chocolate Cherokee tomatoes are tolerating the heat pretty well.
Some Red Velvet Okra going to seed. We plan to grow more of this next year.
The skies got a little dark and stormy but only gave us a few drops. 😦

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We let the chickens run around the farm today. I’m building a more permanent pen and we needed to move their current one for construction room. The holes are dug and the upright poles go in this week. It will be a much larger space with a walk-in door. Should make it a lot easier to maintain them. There will also be a float-level watering system to make sure they always have fresh clean water with less work from us.
Daily Farm Pic 08.02.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 08.02.09 pm
A corn seedling catching a little water.
Okra getting ready to bloom.
Gertie the crooked beaked chicken.
Sleepy having a snack of different melon seeds.

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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.

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We’re getting 3 eggs a day now. Not too bad with our 10 young pullets. It seems that Ravioli, Macaroni, and Cheese are our layers. Yep, those are the names of our Golden Comets. The other morning we heard one of them announcing her egg. It’s cute.
Daily Farm Pic 07.23.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 07.23.09 pm

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Daily Farm Pic – July 22, 2009 am
Peas growing from seed from another backyard farmer in Pflugerville.