Category: CSA

Market Garden Update 5-18-2013

Things are picking up speed a little the last couple weeks, although I am still behind. I have gotten all the beds that are in place prepped for planting, and planted a few things, beets, celery, squash, and red malabar spinach.…

Small Holder, Small Start Contest!

I introduced this idea in a prior post, and alluded to an ‘Official Announcement’ to come. This would be that announcement. This is a contest for kids, under the age of 18, verified by the honor of their parent or…

Spring Contest?

I am thinking about a giveaway… People love free stuff, am I right? If I am thinking right, people should love free stuff that is actually really cool, and farmy… right? It is true that I recently lost 15 little…

Market Garden updates 3-30-2013

I got a few beds built, after finding some more pipe strap and screws, Easter weekend I thought I was out of luck, but the local hardware purveyer was up and selling. I got another 6 rolls of strap and…

Rainwater system begining

After obtaining three tanks, and getting the largest undented, I actually got them all into position… I used a come-a-long and a deadman brace to raise the large one, 2 – 900 gallon tanks and a 3000 gallon one. If we…

Turkey update 3-29-13

Well, I have had the turkey poults and Ameraucana chicks for a week, and have not yet killed any of them, so all is well. Here are some pictures and videos from my phone.            …

CSA Red Wattles

Abigale’s litter (Litter #3) have been weaned about a week now and are in their own pen, they are eating well, and very active, crazy little piglets. The runt, number 8, is slow to grow even though he seems to…

Market Garden 3-23-2013

What is planted and growing – In Bed 1 we have Basil struggling to sprout, Cilantro is beyond sprouted and growing nicely, Texas Tarragon is planted, and I think a few have sprouted. There are leeks started in this bed, Peas are…

First Turkeys Arrived!

I picked up our first turkeys today, four 1 day old poults. I also picked up 4 Ameraucana chicks to help ‘teach’ the turkeys. Some people say the chicks are smarter about the food and water and the turkeys actually…

2013 Shiner FFA Stock Show

Looks like we will have some hogs there at the show! I was originally hoping to take Red, but I think the piglets and Abigale will be a better choice for the venue. Everyone likes piglets, and I am afraid…

Abigale and Litter 3 update

Abigale and litter 3 are doing pretty well. I had to jump her feed up by 8 pounds a day to meet her needs to nurse, the little piglets just weren’t getting enough before. I have seen a marked improvement…

Market Garden 2-22-2013

I have just posted about some manure I have been packing away, but wanted to add that there are a few things sprouting up out there. Radishes, leaf lettuce, and peas are sprouting like gangbusters! The transplants have had a tough go…

Manure, Sweet Manure

Well, after all the warnings of Killer Manure, I still cannot pass up a good deal. Just to be on the safe side, I will be testing it, and mostly using it on the corn. Since Corn is a grass,…

Killer Compost

Mmmmmanure, sweet goodness wrapped up in an easily bio-degradable package. You just can’t beat the deal, and the benefits to the garden, or, can you? Just watch out for the ‘Killer Compost’ kind of manure. If you haven’t heard of it and…

Fire Ants Beware…

I am on the hunt for these little fellas. I knew I would be, it was just a matter of time. They are not allowed in my garden, period. I am not an organic farm, but I do not like…

ABS Tank ‘Un-denting’

Well, I have begun to work on the large water tank, trying to get it into condition to add to the bank of tanks for the rainwater catchement system for the market garden. This tank was obtained for quite a…

Water Tank #3 made it Home…

Barely, I almost lost it on the way, one of the straps fell off. But it is here. The wind was blowing pretty good, and the van was struggling a little against it, but we chugged the 2 hours from…

Turkeys are coming…

I just spoke to Ideal Poultry, they have been back ordered on Bourbon Red Turkeys for a month or so, and I was on a waiting list. I have an order in now, and they will ship on or before…