TR's Farm Thread 2015
Posted 10 June 2015 - 12:17 PM
Keep up the good work brother.
Posted 16 June 2015 - 10:14 AM
real jealous of your potatoes :)
I started my potatoes this year from SEED, rather then potato eyes.
I was pretty happy to see how well they grew from seed :) I choose to do that because
the seeds store so much better then the potatoes, I always tend to eat all the potatoes lol
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Posted 16 June 2015 - 02:56 PM
This year has been a bad growing year here on the coast.
My potatoes choked and may not even produce anything. I thought at first it was my crazy grafting, but the ones I didn't play with all died too.
Your's look good, and all of you plantings as well. I am envious.
Funny this year my poppies have taken off, and the artichokes and berries.
Would it hurt the giant plan to give us a little sun this year?
I'll probably be sorry I said that, at least we have tons of water.
Posted 16 June 2015 - 03:53 PM
I took pictures today, will post an update tonight.
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Posted 20 June 2015 - 08:46 PM
Our new Chinese goose named Helper that showed up unexpectedly, she is a sweat heart. The emu were chasing her for the first few days, but they are getting used to each other now. I wrote a full trip report on how we found her here:
I good some PVC from a greenhouse I am not using, and made a shade tunnel for the birds, complete with misters on both sides. I cut rebar into 2 foot lengths and pounded them into the ground leaving 6 inches sticking up and bent the PVC into an arch, which I covered with a bamboo fence. They dig it.
I have been experimenting with feeding the birds buckets of river grass that I am pulling up with a rake. It is covered in snails and small water creatures, and they love it. We are somewhere around 140 birds (we found 9 new ducklings yesterday) so their feed is getting expensive. The river grass is cutting way down on the amount of grain they are eating. The emu and chickens like eating it too.
A few tomatoes after a prune, I need to cage them.
Hot peppers slowly growing:
The potato bags doing well, I buried a few in straw, and others in sand. Need to mound them again soon.
3 monster zucchini plants in a 200 gallon smart pot, with eggplant hiding on the other side.
Second planting of beans and climbing peas:
Squash, zucchini,and cucumbers, we are eating the zucs and squash already!
Purple sugar snap peas started producing here and there, enough for a snack in the garden.
Edited by TurkeyRanch, 21 June 2015 - 12:00 AM.
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Posted 20 June 2015 - 09:18 PM
She chooses to stay? Its very shocking to see that after that night , she feels comfortable and at home with you guys. I love it and keep on helping mother nature bud
Posted 20 June 2015 - 11:51 PM
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Posted 21 June 2015 - 12:39 AM
To be a wayward bird on the river, and be recued at TR's bird sanctuary/ranch.... That isn't an accident, that is karma.
All of our atoms were in other forms before this one, and all of our atoms will be other forms after. TR has a strong bond to the birds, and I complement him on acknowledging and embracing it. Both for his, and the birds sake.
I think that bird led a special life before this one, and is reaping the results now.
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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:09 PM
HEY THERE TR!!!
Just wanted to share with you my recent order :)
Just placed an order for 34 birds.
5 khaki Campbells(females)
2 pekin males (gunna get one of them for thanksgiving )
2 pekin females
25 bantam silkies (gunna make a smaller 10x6' chook tractor for them, harvest 23 of them, keep 2 females, no rooster though)
They will be delivered April 25th, so I got a month to prep for them :)