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Missed the afternoon picture today. 😦 Take a look at this neat HDR photo I’m working on. It was taken at the Wood Haven Cabins with 5 exposures.
Daily Farm Pic 07.19.09 am
A new HDR experiment…

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This weekend we went to Edom, TX for the Wooding! Our friends Mike and Danielle got married and hired Anne to be the photographer. You can see some of the Wooding pictures on flickr. The wedding was at Wood Haven Cabins and it was great. I managed to snap a few photos to make up for missing the daily farm pics at home.
Life begins in our garden daily.
Just a pretty flower, testing a ‘new’ $30 lens.
An awesome sight.. chocolate dipped strawberries covering a chocolate covered cake.
A really interesting old water pump.

There’s at least one more garden in the family. We checked it out in IN on our trip. They had a nice little plot going. The growing seasons are quite different than Texas so they’re just getting started. Soon they’ll have rows of Salsa bushes ready. Although Michael put up enough fence to keep the horses out, they will soon be raided by the senior Trottas and groundhogs.

Maybe we can talk them into occasionally taking a few pictures and emailing them to us?

Well the farm pics are back up and running. Our trip was wonderful but it’s so nice to be back on our little farm. The only thing missing is our stinky little monster. I’m sure she’ll be stuffed with sweets by the time we get her back from Grandma’s.

Our potatoes are going to be topped tomorrow afternoon and reburied. They’re growing a bit fast -it must be the great compost we seem to be ‘growing’. Gertie, the crooked beaked chicken, is growing fast too. Giving her personal attention and extra feedings seem to have plumped her up to nearly the size of the other chickens.

Oh my goodness, we have a 7ft tall sunflower! It’s amazing what can happen when you go on vacation for 10 days. The gardens have been growing so fast!

Our tomato plants have each grown over a foot in the last week. We left with only a few tomato flower buds on the plants and came home to at least a hundred tomatoes growing!

Our lettuces and greens have bolted a little on us. They need to be harvested every few days to keep that from happening. Our kohlrabi experiment is going well, the plants grew 3 or 4 inches in diameter in the last week. We even managed to grow a red velvet okra over 6 inches long! It is so heavy it pulled the plant over.

We’re visiting Indy for a wedding in the family. It’s really nice up here. It’d be nicer if it was warm and breezy like Austin.

We went for a little walk to grab some pizza and came across a nice little community garden. I’m guessing it was used by people in a nearby apartment building. It’s nice to see people growing their own food. The flowers grown closely we’re very pretty too.