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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.

It looks like we’re getting rid of a chicken tomorrow. Cheese has been a bit aggressive towards the other girls and it’s time for her to go. She’s going to a good home where she more likely will get to roam the streets at night and lay her eggs under parked cars.

We’re planting a few strawberry plants in pots to ‘over winter’ them in the garage. Hopefully, there will be a lot of yummy strawberries growing on them in the spring.

Daily Farm Pic 09.25.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 09.25.09 pm
Cherry tomatoes are rockin’!
This honeydew is growing fast!
New strawberries in bloom.
A beautiful Texas sunset.

Nearly caught up with the farm blog posting again. Things have been hectic with redesigning our schedules around the 1st grade.

The weather has been nice and cool for the last week and a half. We’re actually getting a lot of rain but now we need some more sun to go with it.

Once the weather clears, I’ll finish building the chicken pen. The progress has been a slow-go with weather issues and the farm truck needed new brakes.

The Honeydews, Butternut squash, corn and peas are all doing really well. It was a hot, difficult summer but most of our tomatoes fared well and are still producing.

Unfortunately, we’ll be giving up one of our chickens. Cheese, the chicken has been a bit unruly and picking on the other chickens. Instead of having the farm’s first execution, we’ll be looking for a neighbor or friend who would like to have a solo yard bird.

Daily Farm Pic 09.21.09
Butternut Squash flowers.
More little Honeydew melons.

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Daily Farm Pic 09.19.09
The famous Mr. Rusty Wigglesworth
Some Lantana flowers.

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Daily Farm Pic 09.08.09