Savage Farming

Friday, August 31, 2007

Another Friday

Well, we had dad's birthday ice cream cake after it got dark and we couldn't pick anymore. I was so tired I forgot all the gates on our deer fence open so they probably had a "field day" out there last night. This late in the season it probably isn't such a big deal.

Grapes are coming in like a tidal wave now and next week we start picking some apples, I hope. Ate our first black diamond watermelon the day before last. Yumm! Sent a moon-and-stars to my sister's family yesterday. Hope it was ripe, the tendril had been broken off so it was harder to judge.

Gotta go pick, y'all have a great day now.

3 Comments:

  • Ice cream cake sounds really good. We finally got some rain yesterday. Take care of yourself!

    By Blogger Rae Ann, at 12:56 PM  

  • Wow, guess I need to stop in and buy some watermelon. My canteloupes are doing fine, but somehow my watermelon hills all ended up in line with a rat or mole tunnel, and they keep eating the roots and stunting them. No surviving watermelons at my place
    :(
    On another note, years ago my Dad used to advocate putting volcanic ash in the compost and on the garden. He was a civil engineer who dabbled in gardening and brought home ash from the dam sites he was working on. He's long gone so I can't ask him, but have you ever heard of using volcanic ash? Any idea how much to add, and what minerals it contributes?
    And to bug you with another gardening question - winter cover crops... What is used here in Southern Oregon, when do you plant and when do you till it in?

    By Blogger 50plus, at 8:28 PM  

  • Hi Rae,
    There's still half the cake left for this evening, hoorah! Glad the weather has taken a bit of mercy on you. Y'all take care too.

    Hi 50plus,
    Gonna be 10-14 more days until significant numbers of watermelon start showing up at the stand, get there early cause they sell out quick. We're open 10-5 every day but Sunday, of course.
    As to your questions: way to much info to type out here. Stop by the stand in the afternoons, my shift starts around 2pm. I can answer your questions better verbally.

    Briefly: every volcanic ash is different so mineral profiles vary. Winter cover crops are numerous and also varied depending on soil, purpose and expense.

    By Blogger The Guy, at 7:53 AM  

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