Tag Archives: crops

Done and To Do

21 May

It’s been such a flurry of activity this last week or so that I thought I’d just try to catch everything up.  After I sold the girls Saturday, that let me move the bucks back onto the front pasture.  That’s a good thing because their little paddock was getting eaten down.  Now they have plenty of green grass.

Fionn and Xerxes

Although I still need to get the hill planted with grass.

My corn was planted on Friday. It’s been a rush to get everything planted this year because of the late finish to winter.

The pasture is growing well.

My mom is coming to let the goats out each day because we haven’t had a chance to get a fence put up around Dead Tree Hill to try and keep thm safe from coyotes.  That’s still on the agenda for this summer.

Of course, it’s soon going to be time to make hay.

Haley

And then June babies are coming.  It’s always busy on the farm.

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The Other Corn Crop

15 Aug

Besides my twenty-four acres of field corn, we planted a tiny little patch of Indian corn and popcorn.  In keeping with the theme this year, we had mechanical failures and the corn is spotty and full of grass.

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But there’s actually some ears on it!  They should be ready around the time of the pumpkin patch.

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It looks like the deer have sampled a lot of the ears.  Dang.

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Hopefully, we’ll get enough for our needs this fall.

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I’m thinking I’m not cut out for raising these alternative crops.

Crop Report

14 Jun

Since we have a lull in the kidding, I have finally gotten to work on my garden! I still have my two young bucks in the yard, so it still hasn’t been mowed, but I did get mowed around the garden.

Sam Goodberry

Sam Goodberry

It’s late, but it’s almost all planted.  Of course, the part with the tomato cages in the back, is actually garden.  I need to reclaim the little bit I had already planted.  The tomatoes and peppers and zucchini all look good.  I just need to get rid of weeds.

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I also have cherries!

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I picked the first of them today.

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The other day I went for a walk in the pumpkin patch.  You can see the corn to the right is growing nicely, and the hay really needs made from the buffer strip.  Guess what!

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We have pumpkins!

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We are so dry!  I think a good rain would really finish popping the pumpkins through.  Look what it’s doing!  Can you see the raindrops?

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It’s not a lot of rain, but every drop helps.

I hope you’ll consider coming back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for this week are at the top of my sidebar.