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Friday, June 18, 2010

Life goes on

Life goes on here on the farm even if it is hot and gets dark. It has been another hot humid day here but I did get a few things done. I went to the garden and potted up some of the strawberry runners so they can be moved to another bed a little later. Hopefully they will live and do OK as they already had roots on them.
I finished drying the rest of my onions that I had pulled yesterday. They are all done now and I had a quart of them. Got to use my handy dandy vacuum sealer on the jar to seal it up. I may pull some of the bigger carrots next week early and  get those canned as glazed carrots. That will get the row thinned out a bit and let the others grow bigger.
We got the rest of the garden hoed out this evening and found we had more morning glory growing than anything else. We used the garden seeder to plant beans with and it does plant them closer together and you just cant get the hoe in there without cutting down the beans. So all the morning glory had to be pulled by hand. We did manage to get the rest of the big garden fertilized tonight. We had some corn and all the vine crops that had not had fertilizer on them. The last row of melons I did by the headlights on the truck. One row of beans I did in the dark. Just hope I didn't get it too close to burn the plants. The long row of green beans beside the bread corn still needs to be hoed out and fertilized. I just was not up to doing that by truck lights. So needless to say this has been a long day.
So till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.



small farm girl said...

I wished I had just a little of your energy!

stella said...

Hi farm girl, lemme tell ya, I ran out of steam today. I felt like I had been melted and poured out. Too many late nights last week.