Time to get seed started.

God Bless America

God Bless America
If you don't think so, maybe you should leave

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Not a real Rain

Well we haven't gotten a real rain, but we did however get 1/4". I ran outside just to see what it looked like. Damn it was pretty. Total rain time about 20 min.
 But I can tell you I am super pleased. You would of thought it would of been cooler, but didn't happen. Just as soon as it stopped raining steam was coming from the ground.
 All the farm crops are gone. I did manage to grew a few Chiles here at the house garden.  The figs have also done quite well. I guess they like the heat. We have had over 100° each day for the last 30 days. We did water the garden and the figs. I have been making fig preserves and pickling and drying Chiles. I am finding that I like cooking, kinda funny isn't it. I may do a cooking Blog. I am getting to old to farm anyway, or maybe just to tired. Here are some photos of the Chiles and figs. Hope you enjoy them. Bill

Red Ripe JalapeƱos.

Fig Preserves

Friday, July 8, 2011

Not much has changed

Reading different blogs across Texas. I have copied this from one blog I follow regularly. http://wildedtx.blogspot.com/
Its a good site You might enjoy it.

The entire State of Texas has just been declared a Natural Disaster. Over 1/3 of the crops in the State have failed so far and millions of acres are burned or they are so dried up they might as well have burned. The crop loss will get higher as the season progresses. We are all going to have to chip in and work hard to help our wildlife survive the coming hard times. Please be careful with fire and stay on the alert. We do not need anymore habitat burned away.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Long Time no Post

OK, I am sorry I have not been updating my blog.
 This has been the worst year for growing we have ever had. Need less to say there has been very little to talk about. Yeah, I could of said something and maybe cried a little. Knowing all a long that it would not help. But I know also that if you have a blog that people read you owe them something.
So what I can tell you it has been a real bitch.
 Stayed cold forever, the ground temp was still 50 deg. in April. We most of the time are setting transplants in April. But it was Mid May by the time we could plant.
Our lake was very low on water, no rain and the lake is fed by rain run off water.
 As of today our pump is setting on dry land. And this is a floating pump. We can pump just enough to keep the plants alive.
 The well that we have, water has dropped so low the pump is sucking air. We can go no deeper with the pump.
 So I can be sure this year is a total waste as far as growing our crops. Maybe next year will be better. Hope your crops have faired better
Weather, extreme drought, hight temp 103 deg. Yeah the ground did warm up,, you can bake bread on it. Thanks for hearing  me rant. Bill in Texas