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#61 shorty ONLINE  

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Posted July 11, 2015 - 08:40 PM

Gotta love the old Troybilt. I spent a lot of hours behind one in my parents garden. Your gardens are looking good.


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Posted July 12, 2015 - 02:25 PM

Back about 15 years ago, we traded a friend our troybilt horse for their old junker of a troybilt horse, we then traded the junker to the dealer and bought a new one. It was the biggest piece of junk we have ever bought (besides our new cub cadet mower). We had endless trouble with it, the first season the tine box went out, then it went out again the next season, the season after that the engine junked and was replaced. We then sold it cheap after the tine box went out again. Needles to say our friend is still using our old troybilt to this day 15 years later!. A few years ago, we bought a old troybilt (like yours) and haven't had any problems. You can never beat the old stuff, I hope you have fun with it!.


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Posted July 14, 2015 - 10:59 AM

Update; had a little battle with them danged 'tater bugs, first tried sevin and the drank it up like it was lemonade on a hot day, then I did my homework, found Spinosad and Neem oil 70% mixed together absolutely wiped em out!! And the stuff is totally safe and organic approved!! And it smells good too.

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Posted August 15, 2015 - 12:01 PM

A few shots of the farm stand

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Posted August 15, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Tomatoes, potato's, corn, cabbage, cukes, jalapeño all going crazy! Corn is awesome too. The gardens did really well this year for sure.
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Posted August 15, 2015 - 04:02 PM

That stand is cool.👍

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Posted August 15, 2015 - 04:22 PM

That stand is cool.

 

It certainly is!  I wasn't aware you had a sales stand.  I wondered how you could make use of such a big garden....now I know. :D


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Posted August 15, 2015 - 04:35 PM

A few shots of the farm stand

That is a awesome farm stand.


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 06:00 AM

It certainly is!  I wasn't aware you had a sales stand.  I wondered how you could make use of such a big garden....now I know. :D

Ditto on that. 


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 06:15 AM

That is a awesome farm stand.

I like it too! Glad the garden is cooperating!


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 08:05 AM

The garden is a treat & a credit to you , the stand looks neat 


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 08:17 AM

Thanks everyone, we will soon be getting our grass fed beef and "organic pork" again along with cheese from local cheese makers. 

 we normally have all kinds of flowers to sell as well, but Dad was burnt out doing hay so he didn't do any. Next year we will again as my little brother is now dealing with most of the hay load. I will have nothing to do with it, as it is to dependent on the weather for me. 


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Posted August 21, 2015 - 04:58 AM

Holy loads of corn!! I don't ever remember having corn as prolific as this years crop, rows are roughly 100' long and yield about 7-10 bushel I'm guessing? Awesome sweet corn! I'm going to pick a bunch tomorrow to process for my freezer. Been selling it too. Tomato's are out of control, already put up 40+ quarts of stewed tomatoes, and now its sauce making time, this takes the most time, but I'm going to try something different to extract as much water from the tomatoes as possible, before reducing. In years past this has been the time killer, simmering off the water..
Anyone need cabbage?? I have over 200 heads ,beatiful 3-5 lb sized ready to pick. Along with a ton of grape tomatos, bushels of them!! Butternut squash, oh my word!! And blue hubbards too.... Never mind the potatos!! Go 7' and fill a bushel basket... I may need to find a 'tater digga' for them... Crap, I forgot about beets, got them too i need to process DOH!! Im going to stop typing, im making too much work for my self LOL .
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Posted August 21, 2015 - 05:12 AM

Glad to hear your getting a good amount of crops , so far I think we are having the best year too


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Posted August 21, 2015 - 05:38 AM

Glad the garden is doing great!


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