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#16 trowel OFFLINE  

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Posted June 27, 2014 - 06:14 AM

Good eye, Trowel, if it's not an apple I'll bet it's a fruit tree of some sort--- pear perhaps?

Could be, been there a good while.

 

How are you, i hope you are still philandering about your gardens too.


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Posted June 27, 2014 - 09:14 AM

Thanks for asking Trowel, a pear tree came to mind because the one Olde Deere#1 planted last year has survived the winter and is looking good. No flowers this year, but should be good next year--- sound just like a farmer, don't I? LOL. My gardens are coming along good, had fresh spinach salad yesterday, and I see a few tomato blossoms out there, as well as a few strawberries starting to colour up. Other than that, I have my good days and the bad ones too, but don't we all? Being able to chime in with all you folks helps a lot. Thanks again.
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Posted June 27, 2014 - 07:52 PM

Thanks for asking Trowel, a pear tree came to mind because the one Olde Deere#1 planted last year has survived the winter and is looking good. No flowers this year, but should be good next year--- sound just like a farmer, don't I? LOL. My gardens are coming along good, had fresh spinach salad yesterday, and I see a few tomato blossoms out there, as well as a few strawberries starting to colour up. Other than that, I have my good days and the bad ones too, but don't we all? Being able to chime in with all you folks helps a lot. Thanks again.

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I am glad you are here with us, also glad to hear of the pear tree, what kind is it ? ours is close to 200 years old and still bear fruit, baking pears, looks nothing like the green/yellow super market pears, make some good pies with it.

 

Wild stawberries are growing in the pasture along with 6 different types of wild herbs, rasberries are blooming too.

 

Ah, yes, i guess in someways we are farmers, working the earth.


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Posted June 27, 2014 - 09:33 PM

It is called "Golden Spice" from Boughen Nursery in Nipawin. Several years ago we tried two other pears, "Peter" and "Paul" from the same nursery, but they never managed to bloom at the same time so there was no fruit. We lost one of them, but hopefully the remaining one and the new one will bloom at the same time. We have trouble with fire blight here which adds to the problem.
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Posted June 27, 2014 - 10:18 PM

Nice, I love eating my own veggies!  I have a small garden that I plant maters/peppers in.  I opened up a larger area for taters/mellons/cukes, etc. 

 

I also planted this year 2 pear and 2 cherries.  Hope they do well, I put in 2 more apple and 2 plumb trees last year.  Sure is nice to have your own, but sure takes a while to get them established.


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Posted June 29, 2014 - 09:24 PM

Pics from yesterday 

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Posted July 15, 2014 - 06:51 PM

Pics around the farm today. 

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Posted July 16, 2014 - 05:24 AM

It is called "Golden Spice" from Boughen Nursery in Nipawin. Several years ago we tried two other pears, "Peter" and "Paul" from the same nursery, but they never managed to bloom at the same time so there was no fruit. We lost one of them, but hopefully the remaining one and the new one will bloom at the same time. We have trouble with fire blight here which adds to the problem.

Oh dear, sorry to hear that. Thus far the Apples are doing good, 5 years in the ground so far, i don't spray them, should but it keeps getting away from me.

 

Fire blight hit one of the orchards in Orange back when we had the veggie blight, a lot of the trees were cut and burned in an effort to save the others, did nothing but rain from April to September so there was a lot of root rot and trees falling over because the ground was just mud.

 

Have not made up my mind on what kind of pear to plant, a lot of what can grow in the valley does not take too well up here in the mountains so being very selective.

 

BBuckler, thanks for the photos, everything looks wonderful.


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Posted July 16, 2014 - 10:54 AM

Plums do well here, FrozenInTime, seems we get a bumper crop every two years or so. Our best are Pembina and Grenville. These were from last year, and when I could pick no more the foxes and a coyote came in and cleaned up the rest.

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 08:53 AM

My tomato plants are loaded with fruit. I have 2 pumpkins about ready to pull. my okra is starting produce also added to more rows of okra and tilling on my fall garden today. 

 

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 09:54 AM

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Posted July 29, 2014 - 06:17 PM


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Posted July 29, 2014 - 06:42 PM

Man ! that brings back memories, i use to run around with the ducks, goose and chickens, they chase me and i chase them.

 

Good garden, lots to eat, by area to be tilled i take you are expanding the garden some ?


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Posted July 29, 2014 - 06:53 PM

Man ! that brings back memories, i use to run around with the ducks, goose and chickens, they chase me and i chase them.

 

Good garden, lots to eat, by area to be tilled i take you are expanding the garden some ?

 

Yeah expanding for fall garden I wish I had garden tractor already that front tine tiller don't like this hard texas soil.


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Posted July 29, 2014 - 07:21 PM

Hard pan, hard on your arms too, parts of southern Ohio was like that were the sod was stripped and replaced with 3 inches of worthless dirt. The Ariens front tine tiller beat the unholy crap out of me, i shoveled out the hard pan and replaced with good top soil, manure, leaves and mulch.

 

You have a nice thing going on, down to earth, small, simple and like home, here in Ma there are many springing up now and i wish i could join.


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