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A Passion for Sustainability as Big as Texas
A Passion for Sustainability as Big as Texas

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Got some more garden work done yesterday but by the time I made it back to the computer last night I was too tired to post anything lol. We managed to get all the cucumbers in the garden and a trellis built for them. In the past we grew them on the ground but we are going to try going vertical with them this year. We'll see how they turn out. We also got all of the pinto bean bushes, okra, and watermelon in. The next chore to do in the garden is get the bell peppers in the ground and build a trellis ramp for the watermelon vines. This will keep the vines out of the garden, reducing the space they take up. http://ow.ly/i/ajbrl
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And all while wearing those shoes? Impressive.
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Interesting.....a fellow blogger friend of mine posed a question the other day and so I'd like to see what y'all have to say.

"I recently heard an old gardener who uses raised beds refer to container gardeners as wimps? Do you agree? Are you a container gardener - care to weigh in?" - Homestead Lady

So what say y'all?
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For those who raise meat chickens for consumption, how many of you use Cornish X? For everyone, have you, or would you, ever raise Cornish X or similar breeds? We have researched it quite a bit and have decided that it just isn't for us. I have nothing against those who choose to go that route, but I am a fan of the standard heritage breeds. I know that my feed/lb ratio is not as good and that it will cost me more to raise them but I am ok with that. Thoughts?
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I would say that Sarah's custom feeder was a hit with her. :-) Have you done something special or customized for an animal of your's before? What was it?
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Whew! What a long day. Got another garden bed done. That's all the tomatoes. We also got our potatoes planted (a little late but still doable). Just one bed left to do and that's the bed for all the blueberry bushes. Hopefully I'll get it done in the next few days. I just didn't have it in me to do another bed today so I mowed about a 3rd of the pasture. This is the first spring without horses in the pasture. It's amazing how different it looks with some grass lol. Tell me about your day. What'd you do today?
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I'm a technology guy. I admit it. It has, however, been very helpful in learning some new skills for the farm. What about y'all? Do you have any programs or apps that are especially helpful around the house, farm, or homestead?
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Another good day in the garden. Finished the tomato hanging system. We are experimenting with the hanging bucket system for fun. We have cherry tomatoes planted in the 4 buckets. The bed that you see started in the R hand corner of the picture is the other tomato bed that I am going to try to finish tomorrow. Our Roma III's will be in that bed along with some heirloom tomatoes that I can't remember the name of at the moment lol. Do any of you plant your tomatoes in upside down in a hanging system?
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Good morning everyone! I hope everyone's morning is off to a good start. It's another beautiful Texas spring day today with temps headed up to 80 and thunderstorms possible this evening so I'm trying to get as much finished up in the garden area as I can today. Made a lot of progress yesterday. I'll have a few pics for you this evening. Have a great day!
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