Sunday, July 06, 2008

The Garden and Flowers

A view looking back over the left side of the garden to the big pasture. The corn is growing up nicely, and the yellow squash is growing up like a weed! The pumpkins, zucchini, and cucumbers are doing pretty well, too. Colby has been very busy this spring resectioning the pasture so we can let sections grow while others are being mowed down by the horses. The big part of the pasture was just opened up last week, so it had two months of spring growth before the horses were let out in it. As you can see, it looks pretty out there right now, but actually it is growing two things that aren't good: Russian Thistle and Hoary Alyssum, pernicious weeds that we are going to have to eradicate soon. I guess most farmers around here have to spray for the thistle and that usually takes care of it without killing the grass or the horses. In the past we have just had a neighbor come in with his mower and tractor and mow it down which slows it down enough to let the grass grow, and that is what we'll do again this year, but will hopefully have a better solution next spring! July 3, 2008.

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