|photo courtesy of Life on a Southern Farm|
Monday, September 19, 2011
A nestbox for chickens. I would love to win this three hole nestbox. My little girls have started laying and I would like to revamp my nesting scenario. I'm entering. Here's your chance. Go to Life on a Southern Farm and see the nestboxes they make.
I have not been feeling well and didn't think I would get this accomplished. But the garden can't wait so I forged ahead at a slow speed. I have more tomatoes to can so that will have to happen after work this week. One canner at a time. These are my Romas. I have some Beefsteaks left to do. My son brought them over from his garden. It was welcome because this was not a good year for my tomatoes. Seems like most of then have rot on the bottom. My mom said it was "blossom rot" from inconsistent water. I haven't looked this up yet but it's frustrating because I'm all out of tomatoes in the pantry. We are on an irrigation system for our household and 5 others. When our landlord irrigates his crops, we get water. This year he grew grass seed, garlic, green beans and it looks like field corn for seed. We had great water the beginning of the season, but after he harvested the green beans, he didn't need to water the other crops very often. We've had water off and on, three weeks off, then on for 2 days, off, on, currently off. I've spot watered with the household water. The beets, cukes, and green beans are ok, it just the tomatoes really suffered. I glad my son is helping his ole mom out with produce.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
I was sitting out on my back patio this morning talking to my mom and I kept hearing this whoosh noise. I thought it was coming from inside the house. Well it wasn't, it was coming from the field beside my house, just out of eyesight. When I walked out to the yard I saw...