First - the author of this post has a thing for bad puns.
Second - there are either melons, or collies or babies somewhere in this post.
And, we just uploaded a batch of pictures off of the camera, so we thought we'd weave it all into a blog post for you!
With that out of the way, let us begin our journey.
Clyde turns 200,000 miles
We purchased Clyde (as in Clyde be Clean - impossible for a white Honda on a gravel road) in 2006 (or thereabout) as a new vehicle. He recently surpassed the 200,000 mile mark.
|This milestone is all about miles.|
While this has not been a bumper crop year for melons, we have had a decent number of them. Melons like warmer weather and we haven't gotten a whole lot of it this season. Nonetheless, our shorter season melons have done well. Even some of the longer season melons and watermelons have represented themselves reasonably well.
|Eden's Gem is a great short season melon for us|
|Then, Rob tripped over this in the field|
|They put smiles on our faces|
|Get used to the seeds and be prepared for a GREAT taste!|
Even better, we spent some time this past weekend checking the watermelons in the field and came up with a reasonable crop.
|It's nice to fill the hayrack up with watermelon|
GF7 on a Near Perfect Afternoon/Evening
The GF7 (Genuine Faux Farm Fall Festival and Fetid Fruit Fling) was well attended and included some pre-party painting. Three members of the Bridge Program came and finished the mural they began this Summer.
|Some serious painting going on here!|
|He's a natural!|
|Nice job, ladies!|
We recently discovered a small, boney and sickly kitten on the farm. It is clear to us that she was dumped in the country by someone who decided they didn't want her anymore. The veterinarian estimates her age at four months. It is also clear to us that she was initially raised indoors. She's pretty mellow and friendly. We do not think she is cut out to be a farm cat, but she might make someone an excellent house pet. If you know someone who is interested, point them to us. She has been to the vet once and got her first round of shots. We will pay for a second vet visit and her next round of shots for whomever takes her.
|She is a sweety, that much is certain.|
Last year was our first serious harvest off of our young apple trees. We weren't sure what the follow up might be like. But, we were sure at least one of the trees wasn't going to survive the Winter after it was girdled by rabbits (they ate around the trunk).
|We say good-bye to the apple tree that didn't know it was dead for half a season.|
|Ok, that apple tree is loaded. I like it!|
|That's about 180 apples for those counting at home.|