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Monday, June 22, 2009

Nice day to be out

Today was quite hot but not unbearable like the past few have been. A good day to go out and check on all the growing things on the farm and in the garden. Took time to cut some more herbs to dry and cut a bouquet of flowers. An informal arrangement of flowers always bring a smile. Made my way around the yard and then to the garden to check on bug damage to the potatoes. They are still chowing down. So as bad as I hate to, hauled out the sprayer and vaccinated the bugs, again. The rest of the garden is finally growing good. The open pollinated white corn that we use for cornmeal is really doing well. It will reach a height of 12 to 15 ft by fall harvest time. I have little zucchini on some of the plants, tomatoes are setting on now, beans are blooming, peppers have little peppers on them. So maybe the garden is better than I thought it was going to be.
Little dark Cornish chicks are just too cute. Maybe I will have layers from them by late fall. Guess we shall wait and see. Till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.

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