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Everyday Adventures #16: July 29, 2010

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Blog entry by rramos50361 posted 07-29-2010 04:03 PM 1122 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey everyone! And again I find myself going awhile without a blog entry. Three weeks ago I began mowing and cleaning up all the weeds in the garden beds and on the lawn. I’ve gotten about 60% of it all cut. Where I’m done at, I’ve already begun tilling and replanting. So that everyone knows, don’t buy a front tine tiller. It will take you for a ride. I call mine the little monster. It tills very well but is rough to handle. So far I have planted corn, onions, squash, butternut squash, watermelons, carrots and okra. Now I know many of you are thinking that I’m nuts. The great thing about south texas is that I can plant summer crops twice. This round I’m taking everything much more seriously. I’m out at the farm by 7am and done by noon. Thats when the heat gets pretty bad. I’ve even had to hire me a helper with everything. I’ve had to realize that I am not superman. I’m also trying to get the CSA going and I’m figuring out a spot to setup at. I’m even thinking of doing a fill your bag for $10 and you get to pick the veggies from the bins yourself. If they take half a bag, then they only pay $5. I think its a neat idea. What does the future hold? Well tomorrow I have one more bed to clean out and mend some fences and setup the compost pile. Once a week I will till the walkways to keep the weeds out. I even have some trees to cut done to make room for more beds. I hope everyone has a great week! Bye!

-- Robert-Monica



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posted 07-29-2010 06:31 PM

Glad to hear all is coming along well with your farm and CSA.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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posted 08-03-2010 06:53 AM

sounds like this is very rewarding for you and it is a pleasure to do. Perfect

I think the “fill a bag” is a great idea.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 08-03-2010 08:48 AM

My goodness, you have been busy. Sounds like your ‘farm’ is coming along well. Here’s hoping for a productive fall crop. Good luck!

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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