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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ah, more rain!

We had more rain showers today. Not really a good time for us though. We still had lots of loose dirt from all the dozer work in back of the house where we are going to build a root cellar. And rain on loose dirt equals lots of mud.
Got in the garden before the rain and got more cucumbers to make more pickles. I am sure the rain we got later will make them grow even more. Rob, my youngest son, picked some squash and peppers to take home with him.
The old fashioned white corn is almost twice my heigth. It is just starting to tassel out. The open pollinated varieties just did better this year. So we should have lots of corn to grind this fall. The cornmeal is just far superior to the store bought stuff.
The wild blackberries are ripening good here so I did get some of those picked today and put in the freezer. So I can decide later what I want to make with them.
So till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.


1 comment:

stella said...

Hi Greg,this is old fashioned open pollinated corn and it does grow tall. The one disadvantage to this tall corn is if you get a strong wind it has a tendency to blow down and make a tangled mess to pick. Thas one reason farmers like the hybrids better, not as tall.
Those are sweet potatoes in the foreground, they are doing great, maters not so much so.