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What's New On The Farm?, Issue #005
June 02, 2021
Summer Time On The Farm
Happy Wednesday from our farm! Pictured above is our new pond with falls and gazebo from the road just outside the farm. I love the tranquil sound of the water flowing over the rocks and down into the pond. Then it flows down a mini river over to another pond in the middle of the gazebo. We have added fish and will be adding some plants. We have four water lilies, some koi and some goldfish in the pond.
The pond is right next to our Farm Store where you can pick seeds out for now and for your fall garden. Then go out the side door, across the bridge right into the gazebo and sit and enjoy the pond while having a soda and a candybar or some chips. Then take your photo in front of our official selfie spot sign in the gazebo! We just put our sign up, as well as many other signs around the business portion of our farm.
Fall GardenWe have a lot of information on our main site, David's Garden Seeds about planting a fall garden so I am putting a link here for you. It is not too early to think about the fall garden you will be planting in August. Choose your seeds now while we still have a good selection of fall seeds.
Our Farm Animals
We now have 17 rabbits, 33 chickens, two guineas, and seven fish in the pond. We have been trying to have some baby guineas but apparently, they don't know how to sit on the eggs and get them to hatch...
This spring we got 12 new baby chicks. We lost one when the others all gathered on top of her and smothered her. So sad. The others are all fine and are finally integrated with the one year old chickens. The babies are twelve weeks old today.
We are getting a ton of chicken eggs, more than we sell right now so if you are in the market for some fresh and delicious chicken eggs, we always have some in our farm store refrigerator, just $4 a dozen for a colorful package of eggs.
Goings On Around The FarmWe have been busy gardening, both in the hoop houses and out in our orchard. We have all sorts of veggies and melons growing in between the rows of trees. Our orchard trees are alive and doing well after we had to replant back in February. The sunrises and sunsets are spectacular and at night, there is no "light pollution" so the night sky is beautiful.
We are canning food from our produce in our commercial kitchen and we are selling it in our farm store. Right now, we have three mason jars left of carrots, five green beans, one pickled onion, and some jars of strawberry topping and strawberry preserves. The strawberries are from Poteet farmers. Poteet, by the way, is the strawberry capital of Texas. We are right on the outskirts of Poteet and grow strawberries ourselves. Our farm store is now open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.
Come by and say hi...
Thank you to all of you who have placed orders with us or who have come by the store to get seeds, homemade canned goods, and eggs. We appreciate every one of you.
aka Mrs. David's Garden Seeds®
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