Don’t Take Your Marching Orders From Your Belly
4 hours ago
After spending most of my adult life firmly entrenched in the rat-race, I've decided to "Back 'er Down" and focus on the more simple, important things in life.
|Clearance rack blueberry bush|
|My share of the corn bounty. Shucked, cleaned|
and bagged outside; then quickly to the freezer
|A couple of proud watermelon farmers|
|Preparing tomatoes for the freezer.|
|Had a helper this weekend.|
|Some looked good, some not so much.|
Freeze the good ones, cream the ugly ones.
|This is what a patch of well watered corn and beans looks like.|
|Most of the tomato plants look like this......|
|...but many look like this.|
|Very healthy squash. Squash could grow in a bed of glass.|
|One of the few watermelons that are going to make it.|
At least we'll have one for the beach
|Sweet potatoes. Kids love them and they're easy to store.|
Let's hope they make.
|I planted one cucumber plant in a 1/2 55 gallon drum as an experiment.|
It took off! Lots of blooms but not a lot of cukes yet.
|Amongst the snap beans we had a volunteer pepper plant pop up.|
Funny how nature works sometimes. Wondering if it's a bell pepper or jalapeño.
We'll know soon enough.
|Two empty rows to the left of that pole were the tater beds.|
The pole is actually a raised sprinkler to get above the corn.
|From the opposite end. Freshly hoed tomato plants|
|Left Side Before|
|Left Side After|
|Right Side Before|
|Right Side After|
|Six 15-watt solar panels along the side of my shop|
|MacGyver type power source consisting|
of two deep cycle marine batteries and a
750 watt inverter.
|Image: Wilson Info Clipart|
|Dry, but hanging in there.....|
|Hard to tell but left to right: watermellons, sweet potatoes/|
squash, sugarcane, potatoes, snapbeans, peas/cucumbers,
and 8 rows of corn and tomatoes.
|I decided on Better bush and Beefmaster tomatoes for|
three of the five barrels.......
|....jalapenos and Market More cucumbers in the other two.|
The four small pots are peach tree seedlings. Crossing my
fingers on those for the future.