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General Discussion / Re: Bush bean poll..... hehe get it?
« on: March 28, 2019, 05:47:45 PM »
I told myself last year I would not grow anything but Strike and Contender beans, and I am sticking with that.  I had so many beans last year we ate them for 2 weeks straight.  These are both very prolific and dont seem to mind the Georgia heat.  If I had to choose one I would take the Conntender because it seems to have a more sturdy stem and is less likely to topple over.  IMO

Fruit Trees / Pruning question
« on: March 01, 2019, 10:09:22 PM »
Hey everyone
Sooo...  like most of you I am getting pretty worried about the drop in temperature for next week.  I have about 20 fruit trees in my orchard and I have been waiting to get a little closer to out frost date to start pruning them.  My issue is I have 3 pear and 4 peach trees that already have buds and flowers popping out.  I did not prune any of the trees last year so they desperately need a haircut now.  Should I go ahead and prune them all now?  Or wait until we get closer to the frost date which is in about 14 days?  If I prune them now I can possibly wrap them up next week during the cold weather, if i dont it will be very difficult to do that.
Thanks for any info

General Discussion / Re: Irish Potatoes
« on: March 01, 2019, 06:28:30 AM »
I was planning on sowing some taters this weekend but the garden is so wet I wouldn't date step foot in it.  Last year I put them in the ground the first week of March, this year looks to be a little later

General Discussion / Re: Any Winter Gardens?
« on: February 22, 2019, 10:38:19 PM »
Great idea Gymgirl, I hadn't though of that.  I am hoping I'll be able to use them for the foreseeable future.
Thanks for the advice.  P.S. I promise I'll get those pepper seeds out to you soon, life has been.....well, life.  Lol

General Discussion / Re: Any Winter Gardens?
« on: February 21, 2019, 09:34:39 PM »


Hey everyone...  it's great to see everyone milling around the site again.  I am very excited about the prospects of this spring and summer.  I have doubled the garden size this year to 2,000 sq feet or 4 500 sq foot plots.  Here is a picture or two of the new raised beds  i did for our salad garden.  I guess the seeds have been in the ground now about 2 to 3 weeks.  I will post an updated picture tomorrow with the sprouts.  Seeds that are in the ground now are 3 different types of leaf lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, carrots, and beets.

General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: February 07, 2019, 06:20:37 AM »
Built 2 raised beds out of 2x6.  Both are 8 foot x 3 foot.  I also went by a dirt and mulch place where I bought a yard of dirt for $32.00 (pretty good deal). Filled up both beds with dirt and sowed 3 types of lettuce, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, onions and beets.  Also sowed a bunch of herbs in a bed closer to the house.  It's only February but I can feel Spring right around the corner.

General Discussion / Re: Hungarian wax peppers
« on: January 03, 2019, 01:49:20 PM »
Hey Texan
Pepper seeds are on the way

General Discussion / Re: Hungarian wax peppers
« on: November 30, 2018, 03:31:36 PM »
 I grew some wax peppers this past summer, to be honest with you I wasnt real impressed.  They just seemed to be kind of bland.  I also grew some Jimmy Nardello peppers and has the same feelings.  I am not saying they tasted bad, but they didn't have a real distinctive taste.  Anyway, I only buy heirloom seeds and I save them for my collections l.  Send me your address and I will mail you some pepper seeds (I have a lot).

Livestock / Re: Lamb show this weekend
« on: September 16, 2018, 06:56:54 PM »
Thank you everyone, I agree kids are raised very different these days.  You guys will be glad to hear that this year is the biggest class of livestock exhibitors we have ever had in Ag and 4-h.

Livestock / Lamb show this weekend
« on: September 16, 2018, 09:06:13 AM »
Thought I would post a couple pictures from my daughters lamb show this weekend.






General Discussion / Re: Hello guys & gals
« on: July 10, 2018, 08:12:16 PM »
Welcome marshmud, love the pictures, keep them coming.

Livestock / We have two new editions
« on: July 02, 2018, 01:59:21 PM »
Alright guys, they are officially home and the real work begins.  Went yesterday to pick up a show lamb for my oldest daughter and ended up bringing two home.  They are both Suffolk and Hampshire cross, born in February of 2018.  Charlie is the bigger white one and Honey is the little black one.  The breeder did not want me to take just the one so he threw in the little black one for my youngest daughter.  Honey did not take to well to mamma so she had to be bottle fed.  Charlie is huge and looks to be a fairly decent show lamb.  We got them home last night and i am happy to say they both ate a little bit even after a bumpy 2 hour ride home. 

So boy do i have questions now, first of all Honey has foot scald.  The breeder gave her a injection of Tetracycline and some Copper Sulfate between her hoof.  She was really limping around yesterday but looked a lot better this morning already.  Honey also had pretty pale looking eyes so he also dewormed her.  Michael, I went to Tractor Supply and bought the same mineral bucket you had i just need to build a similar roof over it like you did.  They are both eating Godfreys Show Lamb Feed, which is manufactured about an hour from my house.  I think ill keep them on this feed for the time being, although my feed store also sales Elite Show Lamb Feed, which is supposed to be really good.  They both look to be doing pretty good.  I am going to list some questions down at the bottom, that i would appreciate if you guys might be able to answer.

1. What dewromer should i keep on hand?  Breeder told me to deworm once a month, that seems like a lot.

2. What antibiotic inject able should i keep on hand, just in case?  Pen G, Tetracycline, Enrofloxacin?

3. Where can I get some Blue Copper Sulfate Granulars, for things like foot rot and foot scald?

4. How often should they get bathed, if ever?

5. Any one have any good practice tips for learning how to "brace" them, get them to walk on a lead, etc....

ill post some pictures this evening,

Livestock / Re: Lamb boxes for traveling.
« on: June 28, 2018, 12:46:45 PM »
Hey guys another question.  So i am going Sunday to pick up the lambs, i was curious is there an online store that is good for ordering the tac i will need.  I have just the basics now but eventually will want to look into getting things that may work better.  i mean things like good feed and water bowls, halters and leads, etc...  i have a local feed store here in town that sales some things but would like to have a couple of backups as well. 

General Discussion / Re: Fall Tomatoes
« on: June 27, 2018, 08:47:16 PM »
I just started 5 Beef Steaks and 5 Mr. Strypies (spelling). I have a 20 foot row of Rutgers and little cherries that I am still harvesting from the spring.  Here is hoping for a long warm summer.

General Discussion / Re: Coons n corn
« on: June 24, 2018, 08:33:04 PM »
I agree with the live trap as well.  I always covered mine with a black trash bag, coins are very handsy and will reach out of the trap and grab whatever they can.  I have never used sardines as bait but I know from experience coins love sweet treats I always used Debbie cakes.

Tools and Equipment / Re: Lets talk Mowers
« on: June 23, 2018, 11:49:11 AM »
This is my 3rd summer with the Cub Cadet LT 46.  I now about 4 acres every other week and it has held up nicely.  The Cadet of course has a Kohler motor, mine is a 22 HP and has some backbone for sure.  My property is less than flat and there are lots of holes.  I have been very happy with the production and durability of the Cadet.  I think I just passed 125 hours this weekend.  I have only sharpened the blades once and it is a pain the butt, just bought a hammer drill in Hope's that it will make it easier.  It was a very expensive mower but so far has been worth every penny.

Great information and quick download thanks Daniel.

General Discussion / Re: Corn ripeness
« on: June 19, 2018, 06:05:43 PM »
Nope, you guys were right.  I just pulled 1 ear from each variety and although they were pretty sweet they were also pretty starchy.  They evidently were pollinated pretty good as both ears were kernel full.  I could tell at the very top the kernels had not fully grown.  Very excited about the possibility of a good stand of corn. 



General Discussion / Re: Corn ripeness
« on: June 19, 2018, 10:26:49 AM »
Georgia Clay,

Here is a photo I took last week of four ears of G90 I harvested. This was super sweet and tender and just keep checking to make sure yours is ripe the way you like it. In my opinion, this is at the perfect stage of maturity to get the maximum flavor of the corn. If it was left to go a couple more days, the kernels would be crowding each other, the texture would be tougher and the sweetness would be less.

On the other end of that, the second photo is of a couple of ears a few days earlier that I pulled to see if mine was ripe and although it was okay, it was not nearly as sweet as the corn in the top photo because of the immaturity. To me, there is hardly anything that can compete with the taste of fresh corn unless it's a plate of sliced ripe tomatoes to go along with it ;) Best of luck with yours!

Thanks DoubleB, I suspect most of mine looks a lot like what you have in the second picture.  I can really see the difference in the shape and size.  I think I'll go through the garden this evening I put my hands on a bunch of them to see if there are any with larger blunt ends.  I guess the best way to learn is to get your hands on them and maybe pull a couple back to confirm my suspicion.

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