A family farm

Friday, June 11, 2010

How does this happen?

I lost an entire row of vegetables. I think I'm going to have to re-plant 1 row of pickling cucumbers. I keep going back to that garden and counting up my rows and I have sweet potatoes, then potatoes, then zucchini, lemon cucumbers, Japanese long cucumbers, buttercup squash, spaghetti squash, gourds, giant pumpkins and Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins. No pickling cucumbers! I could have sworn that we planted them, but I can't find the row ... I can't find the marker (we marked the ends of the rows with the seed packet and a clump of dirt ... and I can't find any extra seedlings popping up in a place they shouldn't be. It is frustrating!!!

Anyway, my gardens are doing well. I have to finish up my welcoming flower bed with mulch and some plastic liner, but it looks so pretty! My herbs are coming up well and will need weeding and mulch. My main garden seems to have everything coming up as well. I have to thin my turnips, but I'd really like to transplant some in a nearby row rather than simply throwing them away.

I have enough strawberries for strawberry shortcake. I think I'll make an angel food cake this weekend rather than biscuits. I like the light and fluffy non-fat angel food cake so much better. I still have to build a cage to keep the birds out of my berries. I think they have discovered them.

The chickens have been laying better. 6 - 7 per day this week. It was a lot cooler this week ... but hopefully the laying won't slow back down to 2 - 3 eggs per day. Pathetic when you have 15 hens!

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