Monday, June 7, 2010

Farm Tourin'

Last Thursday, a bus pulled into our shops...
Field Trip? Dropping off some kids?

We were a stop on a North Alabama Extension Service farm tour!
They stopped by to check out our farm, see our equipment, and to talk about poop. No really. They wanted to know all about how we use chicken litter as fertilizer.

The Extension Agents asked lots of questions, and we gave a lot of answers. Here's Lance's Uncle Jim talking in the microphone and Lance and neighboring farmer Pat Whitley looking on.

I can't tell if the look on their faces shows knowledge absorption or heat exhaustion, lol.

They also checked out our cotton...

and our peanuts. They are growing pretty good!
We only have 4 acres of soybeans left to plant, but the fields haven't dried up enough yet for that!

Speaking of growing pretty good...
Here's some of the cherry tomatoes in our garden. They're the only thing we're getting out of the garden so far since we had a late start.

This is the biggest regular tomato we have. If I wasn't so excited to have my first "big" tomato, I'd pick that sucker and turn it into a fried green tomato, lol.

Here's one of my cucumbers. He's looking pretty tasty.

And here's my squash. At the moment, I only have 1 squash and 1 cucumber plant producing because the rest of the plants are just now peeking out of the ground after being replanted, thanks to a certain farmer and his tiller. *ahem*

My 2 bell pepper plants have some itty bitty peppers.

I'm still concerned about my okra though. It got drowned, then half of it stood back up, now I'm not sure if it's still growing or not. Oh well, at least it's still green, lol.

This might be my last post for a week or so, we'll be leaving on our annual Smokies camping trip on Saturday and returning next Friday! Henry is going to be our official photographer, so stay tuned!


  1. Looks like a busy week!

    Have fun on that camping trip

  2. Have fun; can't wait to see the pics and hear the stories!

  3. Enjoy your trip and be sure to take lots of pictures to share with us.

  4. As a former extension agent here in KS I can say that we are very curious creatures...haha Your garden is looking good. Mine has finally taken off, but unfourtently so have the weeds, oh well that's part of it. Have fun on your camping trip can't wait to see what all henry come's up with to do in his photo's

  5. Your garden looks great!. Have fun on your camping trip! You're a girl after my own heart..camping and the Smokies rolled into one.

  6. Lookin' good Steph! MODERN MARVELS had a segment on cotton the other night, and I thought of YOU1 VERY informative show. Have a great time on your trip. I've missed Henry, so I'm so looking forward to his report!

  7. A field trip for BIG kids!
    I saw the thumbnail and title of your post and wondered if you had been on Dairy Breakfast farm tour like I had. Here in WI we make a big deal of June Dairy month. Because of all the rain this year it involved bus rides to the farm.
    I will add you to my blogroll so I can come back to visit.