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Coming attractions

Immature butternut squash

Immature canteloupeIf 2009 was the year without a summer then 2010's heat has made up for every drippy, rainy day.  Luckily, with our irrigation system humming along happily, garden plants are thrilled by the heat and sunlight.

Immature watermelon


Look at this --- baby butternut squashes!  Little watermelons hiding under the leaves!  Plump tomatoes just waiting to turn color!  And could that really be a canteloupe, the first one we've ever successfully grown on our farm?

Green tomato

Treat your flock to a homemade chicken waterer.


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