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New Videos / Lick Log Farm
« on: April 16, 2018, 10:04:43 AM »

New Videos / In the Clover
« on: April 11, 2018, 07:10:10 PM »

Happy Hour / The Sunflower Story
« on: April 11, 2018, 08:15:55 AM »
Just thinking this morning about things, and I remembered a fellow who once asked me about cover crops. I've grow a few different types and he wanted to know what were the ones I liked the most.
I told him of clovers and their benefits, sunn hemp the advantage and draw backs of it, but the one he liked the most was the sunflower story..

I planted a whole field full of sunflowers and when they bloomed it was a sight to see.  It was close to the road and passer bys would slow down to look..  One day a car pulled up in the drive and a gal stopped to ask if they could walk out in the field among the flowers, I figured they wanted to pick a few and gave them my blessing to do so, then went on with my business..
I noticed as the car turned around the tag was from California, unusual to see a car that far away this far in the country.. I didn't think much about it at the time..

About a week later a cousin of mine stopped to visit and asked who were the gals out in the field he saw last week.  I told him just a couple of gals who wanted to pick a few sunflowers..
He said did you notice them running around in the field topless?  Taking pictures?  Well no I hadn't.. He said he wasn't the only one to notice and the neighborhood was talking about it.. and curious who they were..

Well to make a long story short the fellow decided to plant sunflowers..

Homesteading Skills / Robber in the Apiary!!!
« on: July 14, 2017, 08:30:25 AM »
I wore my jacket and face veil and robbed the bees yesterday.. got 10 frames of capped honey and got away with only one wound in the seat of my pants..  Only had the bees since March so I think they did pretty well, looks like around two gallons of honey maybe a little more..

Sweet stuff..

Happy Hour / what's in my garden???
« on: June 24, 2017, 05:16:47 PM »
Well its a nice picture so I don't mind to much.. 

General Discussion / Cover Crop
« on: April 17, 2017, 10:52:49 AM »
Kind of an experiment and sort of a crop for bees I'm trying out..  I just got bees this spring keepers put a couple of hives on the place a couple of years ago and I started experimenting with bee cover crops and think they have found a niche in my garden..

This picture is a strip planted couple of years ago as an experiment.  I let it go to seed die out plowed it and planted over it.  It came back this spring volunteer.  I plan to plant later and let this repeat if it will.  I think it might have come back last fall if it weren't for the drought we had.

Happy Hour / Stolen Crop Netting
« on: March 20, 2017, 08:05:15 AM »
I run my tomatoes on crop netting, last season I left the netting up.   This morning I could tell something was wrong the poles were leaning and netting out across the field.. checking around a deer had gotten tangled up in it and pulled off about 50 feet of netting before getting away..

I'll check around in the woods this morning to find it, I'm sure it tangled in the woods and it got away OK..

wish I had that on trail cam, but I think it was just out of view.. will check later on..   Al

Happy Hour / Looks like I have a garden mouser..
« on: February 27, 2017, 04:46:22 PM »
checked trail camera this afternoon and found a kitty cat..

Homesteading Skills / Home made table
« on: December 21, 2016, 07:42:30 AM »
The future son in law came by yesterday and we got his table together.  I have never even thought of building anything this way, there is not one nail or screw in this table.  its put together with pegs or dowels and glue.   I think we are going to get along just great..

Tools and Equipment / Just a old oak limb
« on: December 10, 2016, 02:33:27 PM »
Last week this was an old oak limb that blew down in a storm in the spring of the year.

Now with the saw mill I can take advantage of culls and storm damage..

I had a nice Saturday with my future son in law building it..

Now Miss Janet is going to sand it and get it stained.. Maybe.. :D

Happy Hour / Garden Plans
« on: November 17, 2016, 08:21:03 AM »
While looking over the garden this morning, an idea hit me.. that I should put in a concession stand
some lounge chairs and beach umbrellas.  I could get in on the ground floor of the North Georgia Waterless Beach Movement..

Tools and Equipment / Rain Gauge
« on: November 04, 2016, 08:41:49 PM »
Thinking about buying a new rain gauge,  something seems wrong, no rain in the last month..

tomorrow I think I will start by washing the car, thats always worked in the past..

Happy Hour / Door Locks
« on: October 07, 2016, 05:31:03 AM »
few days ago I notice the lock on the back door difficult to lock, it worked but something wasn't right.  didn't think much about it at the time.  I'm here most all the time.  Rarely do I go and stay away for very long.  Yesterday was a rare day I left to help a friend who lives in an other county, was gone all day.  came home to two police cars in the driveway, we had been broken into..
They were quick about it and hit the bedroom guns, jewelry, cameras and electronics. 
funny thing, they loaded a 32 mag, and left it.. but took the rest of the ammo for it..
might have to change my name to 'five shot Al'.. :D :D :D

So if you notice a door lock not acting right, keep a tight watch out.. you might be on someones watch list.. Al

Market Gardens / Indian corn
« on: September 26, 2016, 09:21:59 AM »
What's the price on indian corn?   first time I've tried to sell or trade it..  as ya'll can see it crossed with my sweet corn back when I grew the seed for this crop.. it came out short and sweet..


General Discussion / Bayou family
« on: August 30, 2016, 07:41:50 AM »
The Bayou family shares a great deal, and this is a picture of Alan in Alabama, growing Curtis's
heirloom pole beans.

This is me checking out Alan's asparagus. Sure looks like its going to make a fine crop next spring.

Happy Hour / Bayou Gardener Project
« on: August 23, 2016, 07:55:34 AM »
Yesterday morning Okie Bob came by to work on his Bayou Gardener Project is what I'm calling it.

We worked hard together and got the lumber sawed up before lunch.  He is building a large picnic table for the lake side place his son has on lake Weiss on the Georgia Alabama line.  I hope he has help over there the boards were heavy to load. 

Market Gardens / Brown Gravy Pea
« on: July 21, 2016, 10:01:21 AM »
Can anyone recommend a good pea that makes a brown gravy.   

Special Lady requested I plant a few for her. 

I'm all set up for pink-eyes but for her I will readjust the sheller..


Happy Hour / Put Okie Bob in your Prayers
« on: July 14, 2016, 07:17:44 AM »
I want to ask the forum to put Okie Bob and his family in your prayers. 

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