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This is a great looking tomato plant.   It’s growing in one of our gardens, but we didn’t plant it.  In fact, we have tomato plants like these popping up all over the farm.  A few years ago we planted some heirloom cherry tomatoes and they produced prodigiously.  So much so that we fed many of them to the chickens.  Many more of them went into the compost pile.  Evidently the seeds are resilient.  They survived composting and trips through chickens’ digestive tracts and have seeded our farm in cherry tomatoes.  I’m not complaining.  They’re delicious and if any of the plants come up where I don’t want them, I just pull them up, knowing there are plenty more of them.

These, I did plant. Loving how this garden turned out. The cool wet weather has kept our cool season produce cranking all the way into June.

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One of the reasons this time of year is so busy is because we’re still tending the spring gardens, while also tending the summer gardens.  All the summer veggies are now planted (albeit late), except for the purple hull peas, which we normally plant in mid-June.  I finished planting the sweet potatoes just in advance of still more heavy rain.  Here’s a squash seedling that emerged from inside the seed that it’s still carrying on a leaf.

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Meanwhile, we’re loving our Dominicker pullets.

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Here’s some of our older hens, cooling out.

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Happy Saturday y’all.