Grain, Potatoes, Strawberries, Sunset - Friday

Bright and early yesterday I was out the door and in town picking up 6 barrels of grain from the brewery. Early mornings are so much nicer for traffic and I am able to make it back to the farm before @stryeyz leaves for work. I was able to take my time then and after a bit I I went out and dumped the barrels into the sheep pen. The birds all piled onto it and the sheep spent much of the day browsing the piles.

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My sole blackberry plant that I transplanted from the west side of the state is doing great. It took it a year of being planted in the ground for it to take hold but it has now put up nice fresh growth! I have it planted right on the edge of the creek and my hope is that it will start to take over the bank.

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I added the upper fence to the tomato row. I needed to get it up now before the plants are too big so I don't hurt them later on trying to do it. I may need another run of fence on the cucumber row but that can wait a while as they are growing much slower than the tomato plants.

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The potatoes needed more soil added to a bunch of the bags. Only 2 haven't put off growth while some of them are almost fully unrolled. I am all in on the bags now. They are super easy to use, easy to add soil to, keep watered, they keep the varmints out, and harvesting will be a cinch. This will be my potato growing method from here on out.

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It was hot most of the day and bright and sunny so I wasn't going to go try picking strawberries in that. About 5pm I noticed it was shaded outside as a mass of clouds had started to move over. I took the chance and went and picked until the clouds moved past and the sun began to blaze again. I got a few pounds picked and still have about 3/4 of the rows to still pick.

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@stryeyz and I hiked up the hill to watch the sunset for a while.

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This afternoon into tomorrow is Cub Scout camp up north and the boys and I will be going. We will be camping overnight and the boys will get to do a bunch of fun activities. We will be back Sunday afternoon and luckily it is hot this weekend so they can go swimming in the lake.


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