June 8, 2014

A lot has been going on. I decided to start a page entitled “farm recipes”, using ingredients grown on the farm. The first one was in May and was a beautiful salad.Turn to the Farm Recipes pages to view the ingredients.

On June 2nd, we got fish stocked in our fish pond. We got slightly more than 100 bluegill and 10 bass. The bass are to keep the bluegill in check. Here are some photos of the fish release: When Foster Pond Management came to bring the fish, they suggested that I put rocks in the runoff shoot that was bringing water to the pond. My husband suggested that we put flat rocks at the bottom. As we had just finished getting a friend to flatten an area around the barn to build a lean-to for the tractor and a photovoltaic shed, there were lots or rocks that needed a home. I used the trailer on my golf cart to haul them to the pond.
 

 Our raspberries were not doing well in the full sun (and are indeed not supposed to do well in North Carolina.) We moved them to a spot that has afternoon shade and they seem to like it well:


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