Thursday, August 31, 2017

Around the Farm-8/31/17

            Hey folks! It's been quite awhile since I've had a farm post. To be honest, we've majorly slacked on the gardens this year. A lot of it got overran by weeds. Such is life. That's a whole other story, perhaps for a different blog post. I did want to share some photos with your today just for fun, though. :)

Sunflowers are one of my favorites. I got the idea for this sunflower circle at our nature school group. I just got the darn thing weeded finally, so the kids have only played in it once. :/ They seemed to enjoy it, though, and that's all that matters.
I also got some pics of the sunflowers before the goldfinches eat them all up. We planted a few rows in hopes to use them in our chicken/bird feed this winter, but they are already dead/dying! I was wondering what was wrong with them, but upon further inspection, I think the sneaky birds just got to them quickly!

We gave the piggies some extra love over the weekend. I'll admit that I'm bad about giving them much extra attention when it's hot or cold out. So they got some grass clippings (which we've been getting into the habit of doing whenever we mow anyways because we really need to move them!) and back scratchins. ;) I had some little helpers too. (Don't worry. The fence was turned off.)


Our regular raspberries and grapes are just about ready! I checked on the peach trees the other day when I was weed-eating and was super pissed to find that something had taken off with the 4 peaches we had on one tree! I don't know why, but I have been craving peaches really bad lately. I got my fix from a roadside produce stand on my way home from the doctor, so I'm planning on canning those tonight. Yum!


How was your garden this year?
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6 comments:

  1. We don't have any fruit trees in our yard, but a few years ago we had apricots and mulberries. I know I was pretty upset when I discovered someone was picking our apricots off the tree before they had a chance to ripen.

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    1. Oh man! I would have been even more mad if I knew it was a person doing it! We're pretty sure our culprit was a deer as we live out in the boonies. ha ha

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  2. I have already done our peaches for the season and just finished up rap jam and grape juice last weekend. Killed a chicken hawk that was try to get to the girls (chickens). I showed him.

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    1. Oh, lucky you! I can't wait until we start getting more berries and fruits.

      That is crazy! I looked out the kitchen window one morning to find a hawk right outside the door of our coop terrorizing the poor chickens. I about had a heart attack!

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  3. Wow grapes and raspberries, awesome! Those sunflowers look beautiful. I haven't heard of a sunflower circle before, but what a fantastic idea.

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