Savage Farming

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A lovely winter day

Got some good sun out today. Managed to get a few chores done. Sprayed the peach trees for peach leaf curl. Placed 2 of the 3 big seed orders. Gotta finish & place the E&R order tomorrow.

Mom & dad went to town for dad's chemo drip. He's doing about as well as can be expected.

Gotta love these days getting longer.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

China has a lot of money

Upon reading this article, I was taken back to my childhood when I would listen to Alan Stang. I can almost hear him saying something about China defeating America not through warfare but through financial means.

Monday, January 18, 2010

waiting for rain

Got our first 288 tray planted with lots of different greens/ cole crops.

Will be placing our winter seed order today too.

Big storm front headed our way out of mid-pacific should bring higher temps & lots of water to southern Oregon. If snow level doesn't raise too much should pack away some good water in the hills.

Hope your having fun.

Friday, January 08, 2010

morning delights

Coming home from breakfast with my good friend Del I saw the most beautiful hawk sitting on my neighbor's fence. It had red shoulders and head with black and white barred body and tail. I'm having a heck of a time identifying it. It was so majestic & bold, quite a thrill seeing him so close. Seems like I often have a special encounter after one of our breakfast outings, last time it was a white raven.

Update: found the variety. It is, simply enough, a red shouldered hawk. They're usually found closer to the coast. Here's a pic I borrowed:

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Farming season 2010

Bought my first couple packs of seed yesterday. Sooo much hard work ahead. Got to repair the clutch on the brown truck, brakes and 3rd point pump on the Massey-Ferguson tractor. Put the ends on the sprouting greenhouse, pull tomato stakes and plastic mulch, repair fences and fertilize the winter onions. Oh the list goes on and on.

This week we'll start filling 288 trays with soil for the early greens, lettuce, cabbage, etc. sprouts which can start in the basement plant room.

Mom & dad are frying some hash for breakfast in the kitchen. Sounds like they're feeling ok this morning.

Hope your day is full of promise and answered hope.