Tuesday, March 30, 2010
DOWN ON THE FARM
Good Friday ... the time of year when Punkin and Mizmollye become more like Pa and Ma Kettle as we've dreamed of, planned for and ordered our plants and seeds. Now the rush to get them in the ground. NOT... we have in the past placed such great belief in the Farmer's Almanac and the golden rule of always having your garden in by Good Friday until we realized it ain't like it used to be and the winters last longer so Good Friday is not planting day at the Self Farm. But still.hmmmmmmm maybe the day after would be a good day to shoot for!
We are so fortunate to live in an area not city zoned and therefore can farm, raise livestock, have a business, or even have rental property on our land. Plus we're not more than half mile from the banks of the Red River with the richest soil around. I do believe if you stuck your finger in the ground here and left it more than a minute that when you pulled it out of the dirt there would be a leaf attached!
Mike's tractor was down for several weeks and it was so disheartening to him having to order parts that were wrong when they finally arrived to things just not working right and finally the day after his birthday last Saturday he was able to get his Kubota going and going she went.
In record time he had our garden plowed and ready for us to row up this week. When we finish planting there, we will go behind the back fence into a pasture and plow that up also and we will grow pumpkins and melons.
I had to hurredly pull these last remaining turnips up so he could go in and plow the rest of them in the earth and that will supply additional nutrients to the growing seed and baby plants.
I'll be sharing with you the progression of the fruits of our labors and you can see how "mizmollye's Garden Grows" from this
Posted by Mollye at 8:10 AM