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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Farm Happenings

Howdy y'all!

It's been a verrrry busy summer for us, but now it's slowing down a little. Our garden has produced loads of corn, beans, peppers, squash, and zucchini. Our cantaloupes and watermelons are still coming in, but that's about it right now.

We've also added a few more animals to the farm.

This is Bonnie (as in Bonnie Blue). She's a gorgeous 1 1/2 year old Polled Jersey. (Polled is a fancy word for "no horns"). She's due to give birth in October.

This is one of our two roosters. They've just begun crowing and it sounds pretty funny!

Here are our two beehives. We bought these from a local beekeeper back in May. So far, so good. Any and all pointers would be appreciated!

And last, but not least, our new puppy! He's half black lab and half border collie. We have named him Saban and he's pretty hyper right now!

In terms of projects...

'Nuff said?
We're fencing in about 17 acres and have really enjoyed borrowing our neighbors' tractors!

Hope all of y'all have had a blessed summer so far.
If any of my fellow farmer bloggers do posts about their summer projects or garden productions, please post the link in the comments section. I'd like to hear from you!

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7 Comments:

Blogger Sam3 said...

A new dog? How is the Family Stephen?

Samuel Ferrill

July 29, 2010 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Johnson said...

Chizik would have been better . . .

Bonnie is definitely gorgeous! I'm excited for y'all.

Are those telephone poles? Is that what you're fencing with?

July 29, 2010 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Stephen said...

Sam:
Yeah, Sugar "ain't as good as he once was". We're doing great! How are y'all?

Johnson: Actually, naming the dog Saban wasn't my idea. And those are not telephone poles, although it's about the same diameter. They're about 8' long.

July 30, 2010 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger DeanO said...

Hm, pops told me that Farming was hard work. That pile of fence posts looks like a daunting task. (post hole digger for sure)

July 30, 2010 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Stephen said...

DeanO: Yep, sure is! We are definitely using an auger.

July 30, 2010 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger RM said...

Well, looks like y'all have plenty to keep up with :D.

What is the inch diameter of those postes? Y'all sure are making it stout, if they are regular line posts ROFL! That or y'all have nine kinds of corners and/or gates in the fence. We always used pressure treated wood posts back in Fla, (fenced in 2700 acres for a guy who raised bison of all things). However,it is so cotton-pickin' rocky up here in the Ozarks, everyone uses steel T-Posts most of the time. It is hard to make the fence look as pretty with them...


For the Crown Rights of King Jesus,

RG

July 31, 2010 at 7:02 AM  
Blogger Stephen said...

RM:
They are 4-5 inches in diameter.
Dad said he wanted it built solid so his great grandchildren would argue over who gets this place!

2700 acres???!!! GOOD GRIEF!!!!!!!!!! Surely y'all didn't hand dig the holes.

It's interesting the different methods of fencing. Some folks we know in Tennessee actually attach the wire to trees because posts and T-posts wash away when it rains really hard.

July 31, 2010 at 12:38 PM  

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