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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

So many posts.... so little time....

Here is our HUGE project right now, besides all of the remodeling (pics. coming soon). The garden!!! It is bigger this year measuring about 75X110. I have 60 tomato plants, 4 rows of corn, 3 rows of peas, 1 row of beans, 1 row of squash and zucchini, 2 rows of melons and cucumbers, a half row of peppers, and a row of sunflowers. We will add pumpkins later. Lord willing, it will all make and I will be canning like a mad woman come June and July.


Here are the 60 tomato plants. So far so good, they look healthy and strong. I hope to make all of our preservative free ketchup and tomato sauces this year.

We planted two blueberry plants last year and they are loaded this year. I also planted one more blueberry this year. They are all still small but in about 3 more years I will have blueberries, figs, and blackberries running out of my ears, Lord willing. Hopefully, we will be able to add peaches and plums to our little orchard soon.

Here is the bumper crop of muscadines. I will be canning quite a bit of jelly this summer, Lord willing.

These are the newest members to our flock. We have 3 hens and the white one is supposed to be a rooster. I try to add a few every year so that our flock stays at an even level. Right now, I am getting about 8 -10 eggs a day. Which is more than enough for us and allows us to give them to friends and neighbors. Eph. 4:12, Heb. 6:10

Those of you from the South, primarily Mississippi, know that this past winter was record breakingly cold and wet. I think it added to the depression we already had from Ronnie being gone. I can tell you right now that I would probably die if I lived above the mason dixon line. (not really Ha Ha)

However, one great thing about an excess of water this past winter is that it has produced some amazing roses this spring. Just look at them showing off. Oh, and yeah it has already gotten so hot here we have had to turn on the AC. I will have to remind myself to Praise God when it's 100* outside this summer.

Last but not least my oldest daughter, a true Ruby, has started a blog featuring all of her amazing photography. I would love it if you would swing by and give her some encouragement.
Here's her blog address:

5 comments:

HeathahLee said...

Oh my gosh those roses are gorgeous! Yes, we have had quite the weather this winter, haven't we?

We like it really cool in our house so we've had the air on before now, but enjoyed the break last week! : )

I hopped over to your daughter's blog...her work is beautiful!

Mrs. Trixi said...

Thank you so much Heather.

Greg and Donna said...

Thanks for coming to my blog, neighbor! We live in central Miss, 3 1/2 hours from Memphis & 3 hours from the coast. I love your huge garden. Mine are square foot garden boxes but are doing great. I've got 3 blueberries and they are loaded...I've got to get them before the birds this year!

Donna

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Oh my our roses never look that good!!! We get Japanese beetles that eat them right away.

You truly are a working farm.

Glad to see you back.

Oh question for ya... Is there anywhere near you to get dried tobacco leaves? I am looking for some to hang in my dining room.

Mary

ga.farmwoman said...

I just came in to take a break for pulling weeds out from around the crowder peas. I know what you mean about canning like a mad woman soon. Won't it be great?! All these fresh vegetables coming right out of the ground!

Everything is looking good on your farm. I know you all have been very busy.
Have a great day.
Pam

P.S.
Now, I am going over to check out your daughter's pretty pictures.