Friday, July 27, 2012

Busy Summer

This was supposed to be our summer to catch up, to get things into order, and work on projects here on the farm. Apparently, it wasn't meant to be. It has been a crazy busy summer. It has been good, but we've been busy off the farm instead of on the farm.

This summer's project was The Wild Ramp. We are so excited for this store to be open in Huntington. In the long run it is going to be a fabulous resource for us, but this summer it occupied far more of our time than we ever thought it would.

Here we are at the end of July. The kids have had llama shows. Kellen is currently gone at CTY, a three week camp, and Tim is neck deep in his busy season of work. August is jammed packed with another llama show at the WV State Fair, visits to Grandma & Grandpa, and I may want to start thinking about school. Oh my head is spinning.

I haven't even started canning. We got a good early start on the garden, but then kind of stalled. We've been enjoying eating out of the garden, but are just getting ready for canning. We trellised the tomatoes Florida weave style this year for the first time. I like it! Some of the rows are too close together, but this trellis works wonderfully! Keeps the plants supported and the tomatoes off the ground.

We had a horrible hot dry spell. The first planting of beans has not produced anything. This is a second planting. Hoping for some good production!

The first planting of corn is almost ready. This is Cherokee White Eagle. It is the tallest sweet corn I've ever seen. In fact, it may be the tallest corn of any type of I've ever seen! It has held up remarkably well through the windy storms we've had this summer! We'll see how it tastes.

This summer hasn't gone quite how we had planned, but it is all good. Those projects aren't going anywhere. They will be right there when things slow down a little.

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