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How's the garden?
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the pink panther    Posted 06-30-2003 at 10:02:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
have'nt had time to post for a while.the garden has kept us busy,we got 50 qts of beans canned,20 qts of dill pickles.we should have a bunch of tomatoes this week. the corn will be a couple of weeks yet.
i am cookin beans and new taters with onions and ham hocks now!
they will be ready about noon. i have plenty,come on over.
my wife,son and me put up 400 bales of straw last night. i'm kinda sore!
it was colleen's first time driving a tractor. she only threw me off the trailer a couple of times!
we got two new jersey/holstien cross heifer bottle babies saturday. we hope to milk them and make butter and sell the milk.
daisey the dog is doin fine,she still carries her leg some.
hope everyone is doin alright.
barry,colleen, and travis

Tom A    Posted 07-01-2003 at 04:59:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
With all the rain we've gotten so far this season everything is about 2 months behind. I've got tomato plants in, but they're only just now looking like they're growing. Potatoes only in for a week and just breaking ground; eggplant, peppers looking puny. No corn in the ground yet, hopefully in the next couple of days. Probably too late but I'll get the winter squash in this week, too.

Only thing we have harvested so far this year was asparagus and we did get a ton of that. And the chicks are growing like crazy on almost no storebought feed because they're finding so much (bugs and worms and such) wild food they don't want the crumbles.

Tom A

Patria / PR    Posted 07-01-2003 at 03:28:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hola pink panther good to see you..

oh yeah, my garden.'s a jungle.
I'm moving out of this rented home this month and back to my house, or sort of; My dad is renting us his home which is on the same piece of land as ours.
Our home have had some additions done but there's still a lot to do there.

And the garden? what garden?
I'll have to go in with a machete, make a trail and start from there. But I'll be very careful because I'm sure we will be able to find some rare plant species. No kidding. Might take some pics of before and after.

Hey pink, what happened to daisey? guess I missed something you posted before...

Take Care

Maggie/TX    Posted 06-30-2003 at 19:18:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pink Panther: You've got a lot bigger garden than we do, for sure! We've got a couple quarts green beans put up and the rest we've been eating almost every night, as well as giving some to the neighbors. I did plant another row of them after the mustard grens played out, though and have more gb on the way.

Got quite a few messes of mustards while they were good. Last time I cooked some, the steak I cooked with them was tenderer than they were, so that's when they went and the new green beans got planted.

Got tomatoes galore for our needs. Been cooking fried green tomatoes and found out our Lab loves them as well as us. Truly a southern dog, huh? LOL!

I would love to have the perfect recipe for sweet dill pickles for small batches! I've got maybe 10 cucumber plants putting on like crazy and I love sweet pickles.

This was an experimental garden. Next time, we need to get at least 6 foot stakes for the tomatoes and space them farther apart. Every one of our tomato plants are bent over double, in spite of tying and re-tying and even had to use metal T-posts on four of them for back-up after a rain. FULL of tomatoes, every plant.

I love summer!!!

Jimbob    Posted 06-30-2003 at 12:16:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Im northern MI we planted late May for some crops & early June for 'frost sensitive' crops. It has been unusally cold here & rain fall very weak (we just use soaker hoses when dry).

The crops look about 14-18 days behind schedule. Our fall has been unusally warm of late, thus enjoy a two to three week extended season. We start canning in August thru mid October here.

Our new barn is about 97% complete & is housing animals plus accessories. The stairs to the second floor & the floor itself remains to be installed. Electrical wiring will follow (easy for me to install).

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