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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Perfect Storm... Farm style!

In the spring things pick up the pace here on the farm... It's a good steady pace that I fine very enjoyable!
Poultry is breeding so they have to be managed more, babies are coming !! Planting spring gardens.. Finish up harvesting the winter gardens... 
I love all this!!!!
Then early summer hits with the seasons first squash, beans and cucumbers.. Nice! Preserving the harvest can start...
Its not to hot... Pests aren't out full force.. Weeds are there but nothing I can't handle! Garden maintenance is enjoyable to me ... At this point!!!!

Then full on summer hits!!!!!

The perfect homesteading storm! If you watched the movie Pefect Storm you know it was the perfect storm for the weather people reporting it... Not for anyone in it!!

Hard, full on garden maintenance hits!!!
Pests, weeds, if there's not enough rain irrigation has to happen... All this meets....
Tomatoes are coming in....beans and squash are peaking!!! Okra, melons and winter squash may be starting ... Gotta watch don't want to miss any!!! Blackberries are here but just for a little while!!!
It's hot!!!! Humid!!! It's like working in a sauna .. But harvest waits for no one...
So on top of that....
Gotta get it picked!!!
Can it, dry it, ferment it.. Eat mass amounts of it! Lol!!!

On top of that....All that super cute baby poultry I have.. Not little babies anymore!! Now they are eating more.. Must make more food! Have to Take extra precautions to make sure babies are safe and can't get out if pastures... 
Have to make sure mothers want to be mothers! Or else I have to bring them in and brood them...

All this ... And yes... Something else that HAS to happen during this time...
Prepare garden beds for fall planting.. Fall planting has to happen soon! Or else there won't be a fall harvest of cauliflower .. Cabbage and other yummy cooler season veggies!

It's pure craziness...
I remind myself ... I am very blessed...
And I'd rather be busy than bored ;-)

"She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness " Proverbs 31:27

Certainly no time to be idle on a substance farm!

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