Thursday

Quick glance of what's growing...

Here is a quick glance of a few things that are growing...



We gage our chance of harvesting sweet corn by the size the plant is on the 4th of July. As long as it is 'knee high', we are on target. This year, it was thigh high.




Sorry this photo is so small that you can not tell what plant is what. I just wanted to show an overview of what this section looks like.


This is our first year of growing Barley. It is just now starting to head.

These are our potatoes. There is a distinct difference in each variety. There are four different types of potatoes growing.



Here is our field corn. This corn was about three feet tall on the 4th of July.


We are very grateful.


Thanks for stopping by and viewing what's growing.


Have a blessed day!
Kris








8 comments:

Mr. H said...

What a great garden you have built, and a nice sunny area for it. Your corn looks wonderful, certainly well ahead of ours.

We did a test plot of wheat last year and are doing flax again this year. I would like to try barley sometime as well. Mostly we just grow small plots of the grains for the knowledge of how to do so. Nothing on a big scale...yet anyway.

Fine Linen said...

Your garden is beautiful! And looks so nicely weeded by the pictures. lol! Thanks for sharing, and happy harvesting.
Blessings

A Farmstead Pilgrimage... said...

Hello Mr. H!

Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

Wow! Your growing flax? Very neat!
We have not advanced that far yet. Flax seems a bit intimidating to me, right now.

We also grow small plots of the grains, just because we have little growing space to give away to grains. We too are on the small scale...for now. [grin]

Have a great day!
Kris

A Farmstead Pilgrimage... said...

Hello Fine Linen!

Thank you for the comments. The weeds are a problem early on, but we have really worked at keeping them away this year.

Your harvest is looking very good, too!

Blessing to you and yours,
Kris

Vickie said...

Hi! Good to meet you! Glad you stopped by - I can see that we both love sunflowers! And I believe you have a bee on yours, too.

Your garden is growing well. Mine is about over except for some late green beans and potatoes. Our 100+ temps are killing us! You can't get enough water on the garden no matter how hard you try. Of course ours down here in Texas is planted sooner so it's harvested sooner.

I wish you the very best of luck on your quest to be self-sufficient! I'm very envious. I hope to become moreso when we get permanently moved out to the farm!

Mrs. Mac said...

You have a GREAT set up on your small farm! If you live anywhere near Coeur d'Alene or Spokane and need a 'free' farm hand for the day, I'm your gal :)

The past two years I've been teaching myself to be more self sufficient (as sufficient as our two acres will allow) by veggie gardening, baking bread, knitting, darning, canning, soap making ... etc.

A few things I'm interested in are: purchasing local eggs and beef, fresh raw milk, and successfully growing organic apples and sour cherries. I'm not zoned for livestock, so have to be content with my veggies/fruit. But with all of the farms in our area, it shouldn't be too hard to find the eggs, milk and meat to buy. This winter I have plans to start spinning wool. A friend from PA sent me wool samples and instructions for beginners.

my email address is: sillyoldme@yahoo.com if you want to contact me.

A Farmstead Pilgrimage... said...

Hi Vickie,

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

I bet 100 degrees is hard to keep vegetables growing. Here in the Pacific NW we wager the cold more than anything.

Your part of the country has some beautiful spots.

BTW, do you think you could send some of that warm sunny weather up north?

Have a great day!
Kris

A Farmstead Pilgrimage... said...

Hi Mrs. Mac!

Thanks for stopping by.

We sure could use a hand or two, but we are far from your area.

You are well on your way to self-sufficieny if your learning all those things. Good for you! It all takes time.

We began the same way as your doing. We do what we can with where we are at right now. There is much more we would like to learn and do, but our land is small like yours, so we are limited to what we can do here.

Keep up the great work! Glad to have met you!

Have a wonderul day!
Kris