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#1 2014-09-01 18:05:55

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Late summer photos

Some pictures from the past couple weeks.

Harvesting the peas and then the wheat. We will be making our own chicken feed this year.
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A few pictures of this year's garden. We have come close to freezing several times the past week and I think well be forced to pick everything soon.
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I share the pumpkins and squash with the chickens, they make a great winter treat!

General Sherman, future daddy to some spring Ossabaw pigglets, with Curly Sue his girlfriend.
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And Scuffy and his mom. Two of our Ridley Bronze turkeys sat on eggs this year but only one baby to show for it.
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Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#2 2014-11-18 17:53:23

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: Late summer photos

How did I miss this post???

How neat to be able to do your own chicken feed :jumping:  We have 6.5 acres but can't grow much, flat rock is too close to the surface in a lot of areas, so we re-forested it.

Very nice veggie garden, love the sunflowers :love:   What variety of pumpkin are those, they look like they have great shape and not too big?

I didn't know you had Ossawba piggies.  Did you get them turkeylover?  I see pictures that she posts and the pigglets are so adorable!!!

Nice to see pictures of grass and flowers, it's blowing and cold today with snow squalls and white outs :sad:

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#3 2014-11-19 01:40:03

poplar girl
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Re: Late summer photos

Twice now I have tried to reply to this, twice my computer has crashed :stomp:

Pigs are all hand delivered by Turkeylover, out little boy General Sherman is unrelated to the two girls so piglets in the spring hopefully.

Pumpkins are quite large actually, a heritage variety sometimes called the Cinderella pumpkin because it looks like her coach did in the movie. When I try to write the French name that's when my computer crashes so not going to try that again :whistle:

Crops is all in the bin. We want to make pellets for the chickens and have failed so far so they are getting cracked wheat and milk but only as a supplement. Goats cracked barley and sunflowers. Pigs barley and pea chop and everyone seems happy.

All that garden is harvested, chichens played on it for a month and then I planted the beginnings of next year's crop, spinich and garlic, just before winter arrived.

I love being able to grow things on our land FRF although sometimes it is overwhelming and gets too much. Your flowerbeds and gardens around your house are lovely and mine never look so pretty as I just can't make myself weed the flowers if there is a food producing plant that I could tend to instead.

Thanks for peeking at my pictures, with snow on the ground now it's fun to look at these and think of next year :)

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Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#4 2014-11-19 02:55:33

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Late summer photos

LOL I thought you got those piggies from her, how nice that she hand delivered them!! :happycrowd"

Well I really like those pumpkins so I am going to check William Dam Seeds when I go down in the Spring to get my seeds and see if I can find them.

I love to grow my own food too but I LOVE flowers and get so much enjoyment and me time when I am out there tending them.  As I do with my chickens as well, it's all a labor of love :love: LOL

I will see how I make out next summer with one new knee :excited:, gardening has been a bit of a chore the past few years.

Really enjoyed your pictures, nice to see things alive and growing :thumbsup:

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#5 2014-11-19 05:12:47

Island Girl
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Re: Late summer photos

Thanks for bringing this thread back up frf,  what wonderful pictures. I love all the animals you have pg. The garden looks fantastic and I agree its nice to see the fall pictures and the results of your labor of love.

XOX Monika

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#6 2014-11-20 02:21:40

poplar girl
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Re: Late summer photos

Thanks guys we had a fun growing year and I'm looking forward to next year. Labour of love for sure!

Let's try the pumpkin variety again...rouge vif d'etamps. I ordered from Heritage Harvest Seeds in Manatoba.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#7 2014-11-20 10:51:59

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Late summer photos

Thanks for the pumpkin variety and where you ordered them from.  If I can't find them from William Dam I will order from Heritage :thumbs:

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