Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Last Week of August

Our Hereford hogs on pasture. They are more active in the morning and evening, during the day they just lay around.

We have automatic waterers for our pigs. Its a lot easier than hauling buckets of water.

Sorghum sudan (Sorghum bicolor) is a fast growing grass that we use as a cover crop. In some places the sudan grass is over six feet tall.

View from the tractor seat, disking in the sudan grass.

Looking backward, the disk does a nice job of knocking the grass down and chopping it up.

Ben holding some of our wine cap mushrooms which have just started fruiting.

Its not visible in this picture, but our field corn is just starting to dent (dry out).

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Second Week of August

Red and green sweet peppers.

The tomatoes have been ripening, the variety towards the front is call 'Orange Russian'.


One of our larger pigs enjoying fresh pasture.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Last Week of July

We've been getting quite a bit of rain lately. This has made it a difficult year to make hay.

The wheat should be ready to harvest in a few weeks.

The oats and peas are just about ready also.

The potatoes are doing well this year.

Our corn is over seven feet tall in some places, warm weather and rain have made for an ideal growing season.

We've been picking tomatoes in the the greenhouse for a couple weeks now.

July 19-25

Our largest pigs are in the 200 + pound range. Here they are enjoying fresh pasture.

The freezer building is coming along.