Savage Farming

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Good Wednesday

Got a pretty good start today. Got the corn planted at farm#3, Shawn Smith's place. Threw a handful of mixed sunflower seeds into the seeder which will surprise everyone later, spotting the field with bright golden, yellow and red color.

Then ran into town to pick up a few treats for mom's birthday. Got her a nice little wind chime, unfortunately couldn't find one made in America. She said she didn't want a cake so dad came up with an idea from her childhood: we got donuts and ice cream instead. She was delighted.

Spent the rest of the afternoon welding up new support stakes for the tomato rows. The old wooden stakes we've been using for years have broken down too far. These new units will do a much better job and make it so much easier to tie the wires up. Our method of "controlled sprawl" really works good. Convenient for picking, good support and easy on the plants. Also lends itself to the use of many tools which reduces the need for labor.

Got back to the old farm a little before 5 and took mom and dad out for dinner at Karen's Kitchen, 9001 Rogue River Hwy. Great burgers there, especially crunchy fries which I love.

Tired now, going to bed early tonight so I can beat the birds out in the morning.

Have a super day.


  • Not much better eating than a big, fat, juicy hamburger and crunchy fries. Just picked our first ripe tomatoes yesterday, a handfull of cherry tomatoes and one Roma. The kids ate them before I could take a picture! lol

    By Blogger Rae Ann, at 8:18 AM  

  • You Darn kids! Get outta my 'mater patch !-)

    We're still about 4 weeks out from tomatoes. We used to plant early crops which would be on now but the last few years we just plant the big main season fields and wait. Maybe when we slow down production next year we can change back to our casual approach.

    Mmmmmhhh, BLTs I can't wait.

    By Blogger The Guy, at 3:15 PM  

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