At the farm ...
We’re still here. Just chugging away on the farm. Edible Austin’s spring issue has an article about our family written by Jessica Dupuy. Here are some pictures that Amanda Grace took for the article.
Not much to see in the fields this time of year, but we’re working together to get things ready for the spring plantings. Here’s Cliff, Dandy (Grandpa), and four of the grandson’s. I think that one grandson was off at college classes that day.
Dr. Jane Dever shows us around the test plots where she and her staff are working to develop cotton varieties with traits that are beneficial for organic production.
Irrigation and drought, I guess they go together. Farming has such wide and varied aspects to the job. I think the “beads” are a good example of this. Aren’t they “pretty”? and such wide and varied colors.
I would go for the artistic color combinations, but My Honey insists that there are other ways to do this job.
We have been so busy with grape harvest that I haven’t been here too often. Sometimes it is just very hard to live life and actually have time to comment on it. This morning I was out with the grape harvest, hanging on to the big blue harvester precariously with one hand while trying to maneuver my camera around. Maybe I can get those pictures on later today.
But while I was out there I took a few pictures of the cotton maturing.
I have been working on a post about using a hedger in the vineyard, but I can’t seem to get it all ready. I even have brix counts that I need to post. So for tonight (hmmm, seems to be early morning actually), here are a few pictures of the organic cotton.