Monday, June 1, 2009

Farming Update

I thought I would share a bunch of pictures with you. I did not take pictures of everything. WE planted the first week in April and through about the 10th of April. Here it is!

We will have blueberries soon! Look how big the berries are already! Yay. Come on blue! Here are the blackberries. They are thorn less. Excuse it being kind of grown up.

Here are the scuppernongs. A Southern grape.

Here is tamed crabapple tree. We use these for pollination. The fruit is not as bitter as the old tiny green crabapples. These are a bit smaller and red in color. They make great pickles and jelly!

Here is the broccoli.

Here are the fig trees. There are 7 of them all total.

A few pepper plants.

The potato bugs have really done a number on the eggplant plants.

Here's one of the cantaloupe plants blooming.

Here is my Daddy taking a break, in the packing house. He fell in a hole in the peach orchard and twisted his hip and leg. He is very sore.
Here is the cauliflower.........getting excited to pick the first head!
Here's the regular good ole fashioned cabbage.

Here's the chinese cabbage. This is our first year growing this.

An overview of the garden with my house in the background.

Here's the tomatoes. I could not get the blooms and the little green ones to show up in the pictures for some reason though. There are 3 rows (1000 feet rows) of them.

Here's the squash after the first big picking yesterday. There is three 1000 foot rows of it and a couple more rows planted a few weeks later. We got almost 6 bushels yesterday.

Here's the garden. The front of the building is the fruit market and the back building is the packing house. We have a place to store equipment in the very back.

Another shot of the garden.

This picture is looking from the fruit market to our driveway. The rows are that long. I think each row is about 1000 feet. Here's Mother on the beep beep with the boys yesterday, enjoying a day of warm sunshine!
Here's a few of the potatoes we got from a south Alabama friend over the weekend! They sure did taste good in some tater salad.

Here's the first three squash picked by me last Saturday. I stewed it with butter, onions, salt, sugar and pepper, just like my Grandma used to.

And last but certainly not least, my Mom and Daddy rode to the lower farm and checked the peaches Saturday. This is what they brought me back........yum! What a great cobbler they made!

I cannot believe we open our roadside fruit market in just a couple of weeks. One of the markets we attend is already open and the other 5 will open by the 6th of June. Where is the time going?

Our peach orchard is on the lower pictures of that. I didn't drive over to the apple/pear/plum/nectarine orchard either. Maybe pictures of that later. WE also have some plants that did not make it into the garden pictures, maybe later.

What's growing in your garden? Happy harvest and blessings!!!


Nico said...

Wow your farm and gardens look great!

mamacantrix said...

It all looks wonderful, Marva! I have a suggestion about the potato bugs in the eggplant...put up a sign. "Potato Bugs: These are not potatoes; they are EGGPLANT. Go away." ;)

Have a great season, dear.

Ellie said...

Love the pictures! Thanks for sharing :)

Nikki said...

Great pictures! Mind if I come over and help myself?

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Looks great! We just got our plants in today, having had frost just this past Sunday night, so I'll be living vicariously through your pictures for awhile longer ;)


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ditarae said...

this just amazes me.... we're not even dreaming of having any produce yet! Love, love, LOVE fresh fruit and veggies from the local farm market, though! Just another month or a little more....

Mimi said...

That's a lot of planting and picking! You must have a really nice view from your house.

Leahann a.k.a Kimberly's Mommy said...

Oh what I would give to live in an area that has a longer, earlier growing season. And a fresh farmer's market just around the corner.

Julie @ blessedwithfive said...

Marva, I truly enjoyed your pics! Yummy for freshness! I would love to have a garden for fresh veges.

Hugs dear friend.

MyKidsMom said...

I love your farm!!!! Could we come live with you? lol Awesome pics!

Scuppernong is such an interesting name. I'm assuming you make jelly from them? I just love these farm posts. I feel like I'm seeing where all those veggies at my supermarket are coming from. Your harvest is so early, it's making me very envious. Yes, me with my tiny little garden..:)

smilernpb said...

I must have missed this post!

What fantastic pictures and what beautiful crops.

I love the picture of the peaches, I can almost taste them....yummy.

Thank you for sharing the photo's.