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    Did the same with the peppers. The holes are a little bit smaller and we use funnel style cages to protect the plant while it is producing.



    Potatoes starting to pop up a few weeks ago.



    Potatoes the other day.

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    Radishes and lettuce



    Onions, radishes, squash and zucchini



    Picked a few radishes

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    Pole beans are coming along nicely. The garlic got transplanted last week over to the orphan area. More beans were planted in their place.



    Oregano is happy. I need to start harvesting that and the thyme.



    Strawberries are coming on strong!

    To Live Is To Eat

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

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    Some random landscape shots.



    The only Iris to survive the borer attack of 2008.





    Clematis





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    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    The marble stack family. Chives at the bottom of the picture.



    To Live Is To Eat

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Lovage

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    If you look closely at the leaves, they look like celery tops. They are similar but have a much stronger flavor.



    Dill next to the pole beans. Once you plant dill, you will always have dill. This has reseeded the last 10 years.



    The tendrils on the snap peas are grabbing the fence.



    Grapes are coming on.

    To Live Is To Eat

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Violas





    Picked a few more radishes for dinner tonight.

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    Had to pick a few more radishes.



    Cleaned and ready for a little kosher salt. yummm

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    First Strawberry!

    I growed you a strawberry, but I eated it.





    This was one of the sweetest strawberries I have ever eaten.
    To Live Is To Eat

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    This was one of the sweetest strawberries I have ever eaten.
    Must be pretty sweet, given how many strawberries you've eaten!

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    This Wednesday is when I will be top dressing the garden with newspaper and composted horse manure. Today, to prep for this, I weeded both of the areas.

    Main Plot before



    Main Plot after



    Orphan Garden before



    Orphan Garden after

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    The scrap marble path from the roof



    Gazania

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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

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    Very nice!

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    It all looks really very nice!
    Arm the sheep!

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    Composted Horse Manure Holiday!

    Off to Stillwater Stables, Bondurant Iowa Specializing in Hunter / Jumper, Dressage and English Riding to pick up the first load of three.

    Sally has a great operation going there. She has a show this weekend that I might go to.

    The Composted Horse Manure storage.



    How 'bout them apples?



    Loading



    Loaded and ready for transport.



    First things first. I had to have lunch before starting work.

    Smokey D's BBQ | Des Moines, Iowa

    Ribs and Burnt Ends with mac n chz and cole slaw

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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

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    First load in progress



    Main plot done. (2nd load)





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    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Orphan Garden covered



    Some more flowers

    Amarillas

    This plant needs meds. It is supposed to flower at Christmas.



    Phantom Petunia

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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    I've been passing on this thread. "Potatoes? Seen them." "Gardening? Too much bother."

    Have you ever seen so many lovely round lush radishes in your life? The woody little things that turn up in the store send me looking for Corn NutsŪ as they're not nearly so hard to chew. I used to love radishes, and seeing these I remember why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd View Post
    I've been passing on this thread. "Potatoes? Seen them." "Gardening? Too much bother."

    Have you ever seen so many lovely round lush radishes in your life? The woody little things that turn up in the store send me looking for Corn NutsŪ as they're not nearly so hard to chew. I used to love radishes, and seeing these I remember why.
    It's no bother at all -- we get to enjoy his garden and don't have to pick up the first shovel (but then again we don't get to taste )
    Arm the sheep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    Off to Stillwater Stables, Bondurant Iowa Specializing in Hunter / Jumper, Dressage and English Riding to pick up the first load of three.

    Sally has a great operation going there. She has a show this weekend that I might go to.
    Looks like a nice place!
    Arm the sheep!

 

 
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