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  • lazer128
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    Yeah...I know! The rows are running almost N-S. The site gets slightly less than 6 hours of sun per day. Not sure if it will produce or not. This year is an experiment. If it doesn't, the space will become a berry patch / orchard. I got my fingers crossed.

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by lazer128 View Post
    Looking good Rusty! Here's a pick of mine. Two 40' rows of potatoes planted so far.


    Too many forked telephone poles. Get out the chainsaw man!! Get some excersize and chop out those old unused telegraph poles.

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  • lazer128
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    Looking good Rusty! Here's a pick of mine. Two 40' rows of potatoes planted so far.

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Ok. Had the tiller for 3 days. I have tilled the garden each night, working in peat, sulphur, coffee grounds and cotton seed cake. I did not smoke the cigs. I really wanted them, but tore off the filters and composted the rest.




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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Had 40 mph sustained winds an 70 mph gusts today. I still tilled the plot. Our soil is very alkalai here, so I tilled in 5 lbs of sulphur, 100 lbs of peat moss, 100 lbs of composted cotton seed cake and 5 lbs of sugar. I spent 1 hour tilling. I wll add my compost in a week or so and till it again. By then there should be more chopped paper and coffee grounds to add.

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  • lazer128
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    Originally posted by Xolar View Post
    What other farm tools do you have other than the skid steer? a skid steer is one good tool the cats are my favorite so far have you looked into all of the different attachments there are for them.
    Mine is a 1990 New Holland with less than 900 hours on it. It was manufactured before the industry standardized to the Bobcat attachment system. Anything you buy now won't work with mine. I will have to upgrade my attachment system ($800-1000) to be able to. I am waiting until I wear the bucket out and then do it when I get the new bucket.
    I really want a backhoe attachment bad! You can take one for a 3 point hitch tractor and modify it to fit. Hope to do that next.
    There are certainly a lot of cool attachments for these things.

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  • Xolar
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    Originally posted by lazer128 View Post
    YOOHOO!

    The family and I just put in 80 feet of red skin potatoes. I was going to wait until the weekend, but a line of rain is headed this way so I decided to get it done. I'll put in 40 feet of cabbage, 20 feet of broccoli, and 40 feet of yellow onions this weekend. Still didn't take pics. :mad: I will this weekend.
    What other farm tools do you have other than the skid steer? a skid steer is one good tool the cats are my favorite so far have you looked into all of the different attachments there are for them.

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  • lazer128
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    YOOHOO!

    The family and I just put in 80 feet of red skin potatoes. I was going to wait until the weekend, but a line of rain is headed this way so I decided to get it done. I'll put in 40 feet of cabbage, 20 feet of broccoli, and 40 feet of yellow onions this weekend. Still didn't take pics. :mad: I will this weekend.

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by Xolar View Post
    just keep diggin in that garden buddy, it will cure what ales you. I get mad I garden, its pretty good size soon I will have a whole farm

    I had three of my guys come in today and ask me to start smoking again. One of them brought me a rototiller to borrow. They loaded it in the back of my truck and tied a pack of Marlboros to the handlebars. I will use the tiller and not the smokes. Photos to come when I get home.

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  • Xolar
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    Originally posted by KY_Longrifle View Post
    I use the square foot method in our garden and it has helped us quite a bit in managing all the plants. We've almost converted our entire backyard into it because of the amazing results wev'e gotten.

    Gotta love rural Highschools, in our Ag dept every year we always had a tobacco crop we gre to raise money for the school, that was until the govt stepped in and put a stop to that.

    Got pics? I am in my early 30's we didnt have ag in highschool. I probably wouldnt have been interested then anyways, I am a nut about it now and my kids are very involved and they undersatnd that we eat what we produce

    its crazy to think how fast we can revert back to a much slower pace of life, I was talking to my gradma a while back and she was telling me how she like the 50s the best. I told her to get ready to see them again in the future, there just might be a few more zombies this time.

    I am getting more involved in community gardens because I think that Is going to be where you can help people the most. I have this video somewhere pertaining to Cuba and what happened when they were locked down and what the communities did to survive if I find it I will let everyone know and send it out to whoever wants to see it
    http://www.powerofcommunity.org/cm/index.php

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  • Xolar
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    just keep diggin in that garden buddy, it will cure what ales you. I get mad I garden, its pretty good size soon I will have a whole farm

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by Xolar View Post
    I took me a couple of posts to figure out it was a organ :) you have a unique humor Rusty.

    for everyone else http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Niere
    Some would call it unique. Some would call it dry. I call it a sense of humour based on a lack-o-nicotine.

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  • KY_Longrifle
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    Originally posted by cudalyon View Post
    Rusty,
    Have you looked into the Square Foot Garden method? We made square foot gardens in High School and they were awesome. (Yes we planted gardens in High School. We also cut trees, drove tractors, and castrated bulls) Gotta love the big town of Walhalla!
    I use the square foot method in our garden and it has helped us quite a bit in managing all the plants. We've almost converted our entire backyard into it because of the amazing results wev'e gotten.

    Gotta love rural Highschools, in our Ag dept every year we always had a tobacco crop we gre to raise money for the school, that was until the govt stepped in and put a stop to that.

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  • cudalyon
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    Rusty,
    Have you looked into the Square Foot Garden method? We made square foot gardens in High School and they were awesome. (Yes we planted gardens in High School. We also cut trees, drove tractors, and castrated bulls) Gotta love the big town of Walhalla!

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  • Xolar
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    I cant wait till april that is when we get to plant, the weather has been pretty nice here in northern califonia, I bought some lettuce, brussel sprouts, and a couple other things from home depot and I was going to try building hoop houses over my raised beds; the only problem is the lady at home depot forgot to give me my last sack containing my goodies.

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