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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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We’re actually getting rain! It’s managed to rain all day and keep everything nice and moist. Still not enough to fill the barrels back up but we’ll take what we can get right now.
Daily Farm Pic 07.31.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 07.31.09 pm
More pics of our corn seedlings.
More pop up every day!

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A new patch has been prepped and it’s ready for planting. Seedlings will be in within a few days.
Daily Farm Pic 07.21.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 07.21.09 pm
A new okra flower. We’re letting a few okra go to seed for next year.
The new patch. Too late for sweet corn? We could use some rain!
Our bell peppers are really doing well in the shade of the tomatoes.
The fig trees leaves have grown back just fine after a small bout with a rust fungus.

The greens we’ve planted are already sprouting. We should have a garden full of arugula, kale and other greens.

The tomatoes are exploding! I’ve been eating a few here and there as they ripen. With this Texas heat, we should have a big harvest really soon.

A lot of extra hard work has been put in to making sure we expand our gardens. One of the new patches is going to host squash and other goodies.

We were super busy in the gardens today. The chicken pen is now 2 feet taller. The clucking ladies are enjoying the extra room to roost. It was hectic rounding them all back up today.

We also planted a lot more veggies! Kale, Chard, more Arugula, more Sunflowers, Sesame, Dill, Sacred Basil, 3 types of radishes, a mixed greens galore and Cucumbers. The current patches are full now. Next step will be prepping a new section for corn and wheat. We’ve purchased wheat berries from a local farmer that has a nice strain of wheat for the area.

We’ll also start preparing an area for broccoli, cabbage and mustard greens. If we can continue to successfully expand our gardens, we’ll be growing at least 50% of our own food by this fall.

Missed the afternoon shot. 😦