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The Greenhouse / Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« on: Today at 05:16:03 PM »
Double B I am happy to hear you enjoy following along reading about  our successes and failures in the HT.

Our growing season may be short but it is perfect for growing a wide variety of delicious berries and fruit that would not thrive in warmer zones.

jimmiec I did have huge clusters of seeds but by the time they dried enough to rub them off the stalks they were moldy.

« on: November 18, 2018, 11:03:42 AM »
When we first moved here there were lots of kids near by but they are all gone now.
Sometimes I would invite the neighbors for a picnic the kids would paddle around in my little boat,fish, go for a swim on those dog days of summer or in the winter ice skating was on the menu. I would have a bucket of hot chocolate warming over the fire.. Although I am not sure who was having more fun me or them.
 There is something special about being near a body of water.

Happy Hour / Re: show win
« on: November 18, 2018, 04:53:42 AM »
I will pray for Ellie to have a fast and complete recovery!
And for you to keep strong during her healing.

PS: Congrats on the fantastic results at the show!

Happy Hour / Re: Old Farmer's Words of Wisdom
« on: November 18, 2018, 04:49:05 AM »
I agree a lot of wisdom can be learned is those sayings!

« on: November 18, 2018, 04:45:35 AM »
Thanks Rabbit We are very happy with the overall look of it.
Thanks Mike!That picture was taken from our guest room. The best view in the house we always say.

The Greenhouse / Re: Greenhouse hydroponic growing Fall 2018
« on: November 17, 2018, 05:14:07 AM »
 I am subscribed to your channel.
Do you think the carrots are growing at an angle because of the moving water?

I like the re purposed tin. Painted up it will look fantastic.
You are going to be very happy with having roll up sides.
Tomatoes  and cucumbers look very happy.

Keep doing what you are doing. 

Happy Hour / Re: A Chicken Story--They are not Dumb
« on: November 17, 2018, 05:01:02 AM »
Chickens do learn especially when rewarded with some sort of food. I use quartered up grape tomatoes
and I trained my hens to come running when I ring a bell.
They make a racket squawking and racing to get to me first.

« on: November 17, 2018, 04:39:19 AM »
UPDATE: We measured the pond it is a little over 1/3 of an acre.

Unfortunately with all the rain this summer we were not able to finish grading off and seeding the banks nor we were able to get the stream connecting the silt pond to the main pond done properly.

that in 2019 we can finish this project up. I am so over having to deal with mud everywhere.

With that said the snow storm on Thursday night made everything look beautiful. You would never know under that blanket of white the ground is uneven with clumps of mud and rocks.

The open area if you look closely in the open water there are two aerators installed to keep the water from freezing and the oxygen it creates will help grow more beneficial bacteria to eat any muck that may still be in the bottom.
In the late spring early summer we will move them to water about 11 -1/2 ft deep.
Right now they are in water about 4 - 5 ft. deep.

The Greenhouse / Re: 30x72 new tunnel
« on: November 11, 2018, 05:54:45 PM »
How many have you assembled so far?

General Discussion / Re: To those that have served!
« on: November 11, 2018, 01:38:39 PM »

Thank you for your dedication protecting our country.
Unfortunately liberty comes with a high cost from the blood of patriots.
God bless all our veterans!

Today has special meaning to my family.
My Great Uncle Robert died in World War I November 11th,1918 on the last day of the war. A day that would later  become to be known as "Armistice Day "  . He was buried in Meuse-Argonne France .

My Dad told us the story many times as he held a small piece of the shrapnel from that munition: The quick version is:

 My Great Uncle Robert and small group of soldiers had built a fire to warm themselves and cook their  first hot  meals in weeks.

Robert and 8 other men closest to the fire died when a failed munitions that was buried  out of sight under the spot they choose for the fire pit suddenly exploded.
Since my Poppy was still in Europe ( he was  in the Army  also)  getting Robert home fell  to my Grandma.

She would not take no for an answer  and was  eventually  given permission  to made the arrangements and at the  family's expense  have Robert  exhumed  from  Meuse-Argonne and shipped home where he was laid to rest in the family plot.

Rest in Peace Uncle Robert

Happy Hour / Re: Gunfighter rules
« on: November 11, 2018, 01:18:02 PM »

Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: November 09, 2018, 05:23:48 PM »
Except for the Hibiscus I have never seen any of them before. They are amazing.

The Greenhouse / Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« on: November 09, 2018, 04:51:34 AM »
I will let it grow. At this point I want to see just how long it can survive.

Double B New York also grow grapes for wine. We have several vineyards within a half hour drive from our house and of course The Fingerlakes is wine country!

Great photos Maggie. It is nice to see your HT from the outside. It is bigger than what I thought.

Thanks Vincent! The HT is 21 ft ( 6.4 Meters) wide by 48 ft  (14.6 Meters )long

General Discussion / Re: Asparagus, raised garden, all advice welcome.
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:26:45 AM »

Happy Hour / Re: The Longest Hour
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:25:15 AM »
Rabbit I am sorry to hear about your little buddy Chico!
Thank you for rescuing the little guy and giving him a good life!

The Greenhouse / Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:19:33 AM »
I apologize for neglecting this thread! I have no good excuse so I will not offer one. I just ask you to forgive me.


Inside the HT everything is happy.

Carrots don't mind the short days or the cooler weather.


Zucchini. It is hard to believe but I have few plants that are still producing.

Russian Kale:

Bok Choy:

Parsley, Spicy Fresee lettuce and Yes Frankenbeet lives :


The Greenhouse / Re: 30x72 new tunnel
« on: November 08, 2018, 07:50:26 AM »
Yahoo! Can't wait to see the bows up.

Happy Hour / Re: Joke for today--keep it clean.
« on: November 06, 2018, 06:39:54 AM »

Since I am a believer of using well aged composted manure it is always nice to see a study that agrees with my thinking.
Thanks for posting the study Daniel.

Livestock / Re: Added two steers to our mix
« on: November 03, 2018, 07:12:59 PM »
What do the sheep think of the steers?

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