Friday, April 27, 2007

Friday Farm Blogging

Since I now have chickens and a garden to go with my dog and cats what was formerly Friday Doggie Blogging will now become Friday Farm Blogging. Each week when time permits I will post pictures of my garden progress, my spoiled rotten pal Saul, the German Shepherd (more commonly referred to as Mr. Snoot), my baby chickens and who knows what else.

These first two photos are of a massive fire near Goodwater, AL, which is just down the road from me. I have no idea what was burning. I hope no one was hurt.

The 'mater patch'

A closeup of an individual mater...the white blobs are where sevin dust met dew

The Squash and Cauliflower Patch



Squash I am growing in a container

The Girls

I had forgotten how fast chickens grow. Most of the girls have lots of their first real feathers. The look kinda nappy headed and fuzzy on their necks and heads.

And finally some shots of Mr. Snoot on one of his daily romps through the woods.

I am looking forward to eating some garden fresh veggies this year. This weekend we are planting greenbeans, lima beans, okra and field corn. I still have to get some peppers of various kinds, cucumbers, watermelons and canteloupe. I have onions, peanuts, raspberries and grapes I need to get set out as well. I think the gardening I did last weekend is what messed up my back. I still have no idea what is wrong with it due to having to see Dr. Roach (of all the names) again yesterday. He treated the pain but made no effort to find out what is causing it. I have an appointment with a orthopedic specialist next week. Hopefully we can get to the root of the problem and begin working on a solution.

I hope y'all have a great weekend.


Don said...

This was enjoyable reading and viewing for me, having grown up milking our family cow and chopping off the heads of chickens, plucking them, singing off what couldn’t be plucked, and taking them to my Mom in the kitchen to be butchered and cooked for our Sunday dinners.

I’m curious to know what sort of grapes you planted. Was it Muscadine’s?

If I get a chance tonight or this weekend I may just try to call you on the phone and chat about all of this for a while if you don't mind.

mad_cow said...

How on earth do you get all this done without help? I assume you do it yourself since you haven't mentioned anyone else. I wish I had half the energy you do. You will have a beautiful garden, no doubt. Good luck with it and please continue to keep us updated. It's a great change of pace from the political stuff I spend most of my time devouring.

Thanks for sharing your corner of the world.

Loretta Nall said...

Well, my husband helps with the gardening. This is the first year that I have really taken an active interest in it and I think it is because I need a break from the politics, which consume my daily life.

Gardening I have found to be relaxing because it tires me out and because I get to be away from the computer and phone when I am in the garden. I also love the fresh food from a home garden and am sick of paying an arm and a leg for nasty, hard, half-green tomatoes that have no taste.

Daniel said...

I don't know if now is the best time to write about nappy-headed chicks.

I had forgotten how fast chickens grow. Most of the girls have lots of their first real feathers. The look kinda nappy headed and fuzzy on their necks and heads.