Case Thomas

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This will be a log of activities on my little space in NW Arkansas.
6 years ago
Well, we finally got around to doing quite a bit. We sit on the very edge of 250 acres of family land and had 2 structures on what was considered our portion. We emptied one out and sold it off, the trailer moving company came and got that thing moved.

I had to plow with the disc plow to get an area created that could sustain what I wanted to plant. Then we ran another plow through it about 30 times over a few different days in-between rain and cold. I didn't plan for all I wanted and will likely expand to another plot right beside my current one next year. I ended up just planting some basics, Tomatoes, Squash, Peppers (Jalapeño, Green and Red Bell) and Cucumbers.

I have until later in the evening to decide on planting some Blueberries, muscidines and strawberries. The grower states today as their last day to get products until late December. It looks like I'll be planting a mess of out of the ordinary hobby hot peppers too this year potentially.

We decided to renovate the home that was on this part of the land and re-paint, update wiring, and fixtures. It would appear that new furniture was on the list too. 'If momma ain't happy nobody happy.'

I've started the ball rolling on landscaping the front yard and also prepping for winter. I had two out of three dead trees bulldozed and will cut them up for fire wood. The stumps will be hauled close by and I'll figure out something for them, even if it is just nailing some bird houses or bat houses to it and hiding it well.
6 years ago
I'm sending along a pm also, if you still have a batch left I'd be happy to purchase. Thanks.
I know this is bordering on 'gravedigging' but I noticed someone selling a kit on the fayetteville, Ar craigslist the other night when I was looking for large capacity rainwater storage barrels. I believe the guy was selling a full setup for $500 but I imagine he might point you to some resources if he was unwilling to do so for free.
6 years ago
Thank you, I tried to put all that out there and not drive someone mad trying to read between the lines or decipher some weird idea I had. Haha!

I will likely reconsider the rainwater catchment. I haven't started that project but based on the above per liter figure, I'll need to revise! Presently our area has a maximum that's charged but in reality, I mainly want the garden to be watered from the catchment system. Eventually, we might expand to using that collected water elsewhere with proper treatment and filtering considerations being made.

I've actually placed an order for some fruit bushes recently but we do not have a single fruit tree purchased. I do need a better windbreak for sure. Something I lightly considered it looks like, in the margin of my notebook.

The greenhouse is at the urging of my father-in-law. He has a well-established garden on his property and lots if small-heavy equipment to care for it. I'm happy with the light container gardening I did last year, but the yield is insufficient for my planning. I want to dry, can, use as much as I can over a safe, healthy period of time.

Overall, I really appreciate the suggestions. I'm working on the presentation portion of things too, and I just might slow down and methodically do what I want rather than try to cram it all in at once.

Deer did make their way into my tomatoes last season, I left a gate open and they walked right up to the porch and snacked for a bit.

I hadn't considered a pond. Without much research they seem a little more work than I like but esthetic-wise I like the suggestion.

How did I forget potatoes?! I will have to fix that for sure. We loves our taters.

I'm not ruling out winged friends, I just don't know much about their care. Plus, 'free' meat and eggs, what's not to like?
6 years ago
Lenn, thanks for the suggestion. I'm always willing to give things a look from a different angle and will rip it out and start over if it isn't working!

I didn't get very far, I contracted tick fever from starting to clear and move stuff. I'm a relatively young man but this kicked my rear! Couldn't tolerate temperatures, short periods of work reduced me to taking lots o'naps. It was particularly awful.

Anyway, y'all be sure to watch out for those little buggers. I'll post progress as it presents itself.
6 years ago
Ms. Judith, I realized you replied here and in the 'Whatcha growin' in 2014?' Thread. This is still all very helpful.

I didn't get as far as planned on all this. The local tick population welcomed me last summer with tick fever.

This year I will really get to work! Ha!
6 years ago
I'm interested in getting some for some experimental beds for this coming season. What are you pricing this out at currently?
6 years ago
In all of 2014?! Wow! That's going to be a spectacular harvest. I don't have a good handle on what grows here just yet.

I'm glad you mentioned the upcoming cold snap. I held off on putting my new sprouts in the ground and instead they're resting comfortably in the garage.
6 years ago
Our local FFA just had a plant sale and I have: 4 varieties of tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, squash, jalapeño, cayenne, banana peppers, and zucchini. I'll be adding some blueberries and likely strawberries in the very near future.

What are the rest of you growing in 2014?
6 years ago