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My New Nemesis

13 Jul

How long does it take to rid an acre of pumpkins of water hemp?  I don’t know.  I’m at seven hours so far.  I’ll let you know the total when I’m done.


I am optimistic that when I get through it, the pumpkins will have grown enough to not need to weed them again. (I hope. I hope. I hope.)  Honestly, if I could wave a magic wand and remove the water hemp, it would look really good!  But I can’t do that, so I will keep pulling.


I actually see some little pumpkins on the plants that came up from the first two plantings.


The ones from the third planting are growing well.


Now I just need a bit of continued luck, and we’ll have plenty of pumpkins for the pumpkin patch this fall.

And a totally random thing:  today is my 6th anniversary on WordPress.  This is my 2,333rd post.  Although, few of those I transferred from my previous blog.

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for this week are at the top of my side bar.

Sunshine and Water

12 May

We’ve had rain and sunshine which has made for some good growing conditions.  Today’s sunshine made the goats happy too.

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I could see that the corn is coming up.  The tall grass to the left is rye.  We’ll spray that and use it as weed control where we plant our pumpkins for the pumpkin patch.  We also have popcorn and Indian corn planted.

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Up north, it’s been empty since I put the big boys back on the front pasture.

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Luckily, the grass is growing quite well because I’ll put them back up here when we have June babies.  That way my new moms won’t be out in the Back Forty.


Of course, that mean’s I’ll be moving goats again before too long.

If you want to join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow, I have the items for this week listed at the top of my side bar.

Today I’m sharing with Good Fences and Skywatch Friday.

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

28 Nov

This week’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday items are: me, my grocery list, baking, kindness, and change of seasons.

We certainly are in the midst of a change of seasons.  We have had rain, mud, snow, sun, and freezing rain in the last few days, and it’s all in the forecast for the next couple of days too.


I brought my last pumpkin in before it froze, and it’s what I’m baking today.  It will be used for Christmas pies and whatever other goodies I can come up with.


Out of kindness, I took the pumpkin insides out to the chickens.

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They love it!  I like giving them treats to make them happy, and it’s good for them too.  Raw pumpkin seeds are a natural wormer.


I had several requests for my grocery list.

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Despite setting a pretty fancy table, some critters think I need to get some suet too.



From the looks of the goldfinch image, it looks like I need to add window cleaner to my grocery list too.


Getting ready for the Christmas markets is keeping me busy.  I’m going from an entire building at the pumpkin patch to a small table or two at the craft sales.


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This might take some work to get half of the stuff there that I want.  I’ve also updated my on-line market to include my new soaps and the wax melts.

I am also sharing this with Bird d’Pot, Macro Monday, and I Heart Macro.