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Nancy Joplin
True Blue Farmgirl

187 Posts

Nancy
Ontario California
USA
187 Posts

Posted - May 07 2024 :  5:06:39 PM  Show Profile
We love fresh lemonade around here, too! Tara, your place sounds really great. You are getting so much done! We are working on on little yard. We have a small garden that we are planning to expand using raised beds around the yard. We have six trees; lemon, apple, apricot, peach, plum, and a small avocado that my Granddaughters grew from a seed. Our neighbor has an avocado tree and gave us some of his crop. The girls wanted to put the seed in water to see if it would grow. They are surprised that it is now four feet tall. Enjoy your little farm!

Nancy 8352
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

259 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
259 Posts

Posted - May 09 2024 :  10:03:01 AM  Show Profile
Storm yesterday caused a lot of damage in garden. Straight line winds, trees were bending way over. Scary! All the squash plants destroyed by hail. I'll plant more butternut squash seed tomorrow, try again. Corn, tomato, beans, snap peas and pepper plants beat up.
Most of the onion tops were broken. I picked those and put in dehydrator.
Will the onions survive? Too much rain past 3 days, wondering if they rot?

Today's good mood brought to you by a lot of coffee!!!
Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023

Edited by - lovecatsandsunshine on May 09 2024 10:04:16 AM
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1494 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1494 Posts

Posted - May 09 2024 :  7:05:08 PM  Show Profile
I’m so sorry, Tara. It has to be frustrating to put the work in and then have to start over. All of my farm sisters with questionable weather have been in my prayers. Hugs to you.

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

259 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
259 Posts

Posted - May 20 2024 :  12:37:17 PM  Show Profile
Last of the sugar snap peas. Weather and snail damage and the plants were done. I did blank about 6 cups and put in freezer.
The duds are going into a veggie broth.
I may not grow these next year.
Oh the bowl was a thrift shop find from years ago.

Today's good mood brought to you by a lot of coffee!!!
Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023

Edited by - lovecatsandsunshine on May 20 2024 12:38:07 PM
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

259 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
259 Posts

Posted - May 23 2024 :  4:12:23 PM  Show Profile
A Carolina Wren built nest in a hanging basket. I'm watching over the nest and Momma. My husband moved the basket to corner of covered deck, out of the way of impending storms.

Today's good mood brought to you by a lot of coffee!!!
Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023
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VegiChik
True Blue Farmgirl

109 Posts

Sharon L
Gaylord MI
USA
109 Posts

Posted - May 23 2024 :  6:23:52 PM  Show Profile
So thoughtful! Keep us posted on the birdies!

When asked “How are you?”, I reply, “Better than good!”
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shennandoah
True Blue Farmgirl

81 Posts

Shennandoah
La Vernia TX
USA
81 Posts

Posted - May 26 2024 :  10:58:02 AM  Show Profile
OMG I love it when birds feel safe enough to lay their young in the garden. How precious!
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6848 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6848 Posts

Posted - May 27 2024 :  6:41:05 PM  Show Profile
That is so neat! I love watching baby birds! Her nest is in great hands.

Krista
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

259 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
259 Posts

Posted - May 31 2024 :  1:30:32 PM  Show Profile


Baby wrens are here. Parents been busy feeding so I haven't peeked in on nest until this morning.

Today's good mood brought to you by a lot of coffee!!!
Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6848 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6848 Posts

Posted - May 31 2024 :  1:32:56 PM  Show Profile
What a wonderful surprise Tara. Enjoy the new baby birds.

Krista
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

259 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
259 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2024 :  04:45:56 AM  Show Profile


Garden visitor

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Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

2184 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
2184 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2024 :  12:10:07 PM  Show Profile
You are fortunate to have Mr Toad as a visitor. They are nice insect predators. We used to have one that would sit under the porch light every night waiting for bugs.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

259 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
259 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2024 :  06:10:25 AM  Show Profile


Garden friend!

Today's good mood brought to you by a lot of coffee!!!
Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023
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edlund33
True Blue Farmgirl

1489 Posts

Marilyn
Renton WA
USA
1489 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2024 :  08:50:27 AM  Show Profile
Tara,

A very happy bumblebee! How exciting to see all of the wildlife that visits your garden. Nature is amazing when you provide a healthy habitat for all of its citizens.

Cheers! ~ Marilyn

Farm Girl No. 1100

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

259 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
259 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2024 :  07:28:23 AM  Show Profile
Last night at 8 19 pm. I was going to close the window and there he was. He sat down to eat bird seed, then pulled over the hook to get feeder to ground
Big bear! My cats were impressed. I live in the Foothills of the Blueridge Mountains, and yes bear are here. I live in a valley, see a lot of wildlife.


Today's good mood brought to you by a lot of coffee!!!
Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6863 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6863 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2024 :  08:34:05 AM  Show Profile
Tara, I'm with your cats, I'm impressed too. The largest critter that crosses my back yard is a fat opossum.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

259 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
259 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2024 :  09:45:49 AM  Show Profile
He is a big guy! I've never seen a bear this close.
He huffed as he walked into woods. I've heard that noise before when I'm out and about on our property. I carry pepper spray

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Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

2184 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
2184 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2024 :  11:30:23 AM  Show Profile
I'm glad you carry pepper spray. I'd be afraid to leave the house. I'm in town so our biggest visitors are raccoons.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

259 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
259 Posts

Posted - Jun 08 2024 :  11:28:46 AM  Show Profile
Today's harvest. Purple fingerling potatoes. A few will be steamed, mashed with butter, cream cheese and almond milk. I grew in two 10 gal bags


Today's good mood brought to you by a lot of coffee!!!
Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023
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VegiChik
True Blue Farmgirl

109 Posts

Sharon L
Gaylord MI
USA
109 Posts

Posted - Jun 09 2024 :  04:37:50 AM  Show Profile
New potatoes are SO yummy. And purple means they are antioxidant-rich! Enjoy!

When asked “How are you?”, I reply, “Better than good!”
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

259 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
259 Posts

Posted - Jun 11 2024 :  10:25:23 AM  Show Profile


Baby wrens flew away yesterday. Now the flower basket can be put back up.

Today's good mood brought to you by a lot of coffee!!!
Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

2184 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
2184 Posts

Posted - Jun 11 2024 :  11:10:00 AM  Show Profile
They grow up so fast

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

6568 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
6568 Posts

Posted - Jun 12 2024 :  10:13:25 AM  Show Profile
Life on your farm looks very busy and full these summer days!! And the local birds and bees have been enjoying your garden area as well. Great fun!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6848 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6848 Posts

Posted - Jun 12 2024 :  12:55:57 PM  Show Profile
Tara, that bear is a neat but scary surprise. I would love to leave closer to wildlife venturing into my yard, but I would rather see the bear on the camera lol!

Krista
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

259 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
259 Posts

Posted - Jun 12 2024 :  5:01:10 PM  Show Profile
Krista,
He was close to the house. I think it's wonderful to have a lot of wildlife.

Today's good mood brought to you by a lot of coffee!!!
Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023
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