Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Hello farmers, gardeners, and everyone in between,
I had a really nice summer as you will soon realize as you read on further. So I will begin with my gorgeous great pyrenees puppies born late spring. We have found them new homes in Mississippi. Both puppies were so good at learning their duties as livestock guardian dogs. From this litter and year before last litter we have puppies scattered across the Southeast helping other farmers keep away predators. My Great Pyrenees family keep away opossums, chicken eaters and foxes, yes lamb and sheep eaters. So far so good no casualties well just them. Ha! Ha! Ha!
Take a glimpse at our pride and joy :-)
Well, whole food shoppers and fig fritters connoisseurs may be a little disappointed in not receiving RD & S Farm, LLC tasty figs this year. We decided to keep this years harvest and create natural preserve. I solicited help from an elder in the community to assist me to make sure I don't make a total mess of these figs. Enjoy!
This is our second chick to be born on the property. We are so excited because these chicks are being born to hens that were given to me at a farm conference. I am so delighted to see nature harmoniously at work daily on our farm. This is the life why not come join in the fun. Create your space to be sustainable to your needs and let nature take it course. Happy Gardening!
I had to single out this huge harvest that fed my family but mine you it is a small family. I am a proud gardener to harvest such a fine specimen :-0
This zucchini was the backbone for the plant itself because once this one was harvested the plant was on its last leg. Remember: Happy Gardening
I have been doing so many other things so I do apologize for not posting regularly. But now is my time to play catch up with you. These are some pictures of some of our spring/summer harvest. As of Sept. 6th I am still harvesting okra - red velvet to be exact. OOOOooooohhhhhhh! they are scrumptious. I have heard so many comments about local farmers harvest this spring/summer. A few quotes, "My vegetables are taking longer to grow this time around", "I am still getting tomatoes and it is time for me start planting fall crops", "This has been a great season". As you know these quotes came from backyard gardeners, row crop(conventional) farmers, and small natural farmers. My opinion is this is the time for everyone to get to growing something in a container, backyard, front yard :-), rent plots from retired farmers, and create community gardens. Spread the word, Grow your own food!