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What's New On The Farm?, Issue #006
June 11, 2021
Summer Time On The Farm
Happy June from the farm. Above, Matthew let the fish loose in the pond. Back then, there were nine. Now there are four, possibly five as one could be hiding but I have not counted more than five in a few weeks. Snakes are eating them out of the pond.
We put down some snake repellent and we are working on planting plants that snakes hate around the pond and gazebo.
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. Today, on the David's Garden Seeds® newsletter, we will talk about planting beets. If you want to sign up for that newsletter, the David's Garden Seeds® newsletter signup is here.
Our Farm Animals
We now have 17 rabbits, 33 chickens, two guineas, and four 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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