July on the Farm-2015

I  have to share a few pictures that I have taken around the farm the past several weeks.

Like the rest of you, my garden is producing a bountiful harvest-except for tomatoes.

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Better Boy tomatoes.

I finally picked my first two little ones last evening. I have beautiful vines with lots of green tomatoes hanging on. They are just slow!

I am canning snaps and the okra is just starting to produce.

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We are eating cucumbers and Incredible Sweet Corn.

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The Hales Best cantaloupes are huge. Some critter was in the process of helping himself but I found it just in time. They are large teeth marks but it didn’t not penetrate the skin of the melon.

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I brought this cantaloupe in last evening and it is 10 inches long and 7 inches high.

 

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The twins.

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The family portrait!

IMG_8597The cows were contently grazing in the pasture until we rode out with the golf cart. They had worked their way up to the corner where there is a gate into another pasture.  They thought “daddy” was going to open it and let them in. The video clip tells their displeasure when he didn’t.

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Big Daddy

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Huge, fluffy, magnificent clouds.

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A deer on the pipeline. I never understand why environmental groups complain about pipelines. The gas line is buried deep in the soil. The gas company keeps it mowed. It makes a wonderful place to see, take pictures and yes, even hunt, deer and turkeys as they  pass from the woods on one side to the other.

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Venus shining brightly above the moon.

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The tiny spot on the far right is Jupiter.

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Rose of Sharon bush

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The bees bury their noses into the blossoms sucking up the nectar.

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The butterflies love the Gold-Mound Lantana

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Black-eyed Susans

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Zinna

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Zinna

 

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